This course requires 2 options.
Physics - Level 3
Teacher in Charge: Mr N. Burling
Physics is the study of the relationship between matter and energy.
• Practical investigations
• Applications of Physics
• Light and waves
• Translation, rotation and simple harmonic motion
• Atoms, protons and nuclei
• Electricity and electro-magnetism
Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems.
AS 91523 Phy 3.4 (6 Credits External)
Centre of mass, vertical circular motion, banked corners, conical pendulums, rotational motion with constant angular acceleration, angular momentum, rotational inertia, rotational energy, simple harmonic motion.
Demonstrate an understanding of wave systems.
AS 91523 Phy 3.3 (4 Credits)
Standing waves, Beats, Doppler effect, two point source interference, diffraction gratings.
Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship.
AS 91521 Phy 3.1 (4 Credits Internal)
Demonstrate understanding of electricity systems.
AS 91526 Phy 3.6 (6 Credits External)
Demonstrate understanding of Modern physics.
AS 91525 Phy 3.5 (3 Credits Internal)
If you did not take a pathway course at Level 2, or achieved fewer than 12 credits externally in that course, you will need HOD approval.
A good level of Maths is recommended for this course.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.
Term: 2, Week: 8
Term: 3, Week: 2
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 23
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.