13PHS

NCEA Level 3 Physics (Climate)

Course Description

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)

Credit Information

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.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91522 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected context
3
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91523 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of wave systems
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91524 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91525 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91527 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.7 - Use physics knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
3
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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.

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