NCEA Level 3 Physics (Climate)
Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Watson
This course does not teach or assess the Electrical systems externally assessed standard which the standard Level 3 course does; instead students will learn about aspects of Physics relating to climate change and write an informed response as a report.
This course would suit students who would prefer to have a course less weighted towards external examination (two externals as opposed to three) and those more interested in environmental aspects of physics. There will also be a field trip relating to the climate change topic.
This course would NOT be suitable for those intending to study Engineering, Medicine or Veterinary studies.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
A workbook with a cost of approximately $30
Recommended Prior Learning
To succeed in Level 3 Physics requires a solid understanding of the concepts covered in Level 2 Physics.
The minimum entry requirements are passing the Level 2 Physics external:
- Demonstrate Understanding of Mechanics (AS 91171);
and both internals:
- Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship (AS 91168); and
- Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context (AS 91169)
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19
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.