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.
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)
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
A workbook with a cost of approximately $30
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.
Burnside High School may change any costs, courses or standards offered without notice.