Physics - Level 3

PHY3
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 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


Course Overview

Term 1
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.

Term 2
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)

Term 3
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)

Term 4
Revision

Pathway

Physics - University and NZ Scholarship

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25 (approximately)


Prerequisites

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.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91526 v2 Physics 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems
3
E
6
Y
*
A.S. 91525 v2 Physics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 2
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91524 v2 Physics 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems
3
E
6
Y
*
A.S. 91523 v2 Physics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of wave systems
3
E
4
Y
*
A.S. 91521 v2 Physics 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 8
3
I
4
Y
*
Total Credits
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.

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

Disclaimer

POLICY
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