NCEA Level 3 Physics (Extension)
Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Watson
The Physics Department at Burnside High School aims to empower students with the ability to critically analyse a situation and approach a new situation with confidence, while gaining knowledge of the fundamental concepts and principles of Physics. Students are encouraged to use scientific methods to challenge current thinking.
Your teachers are keen to help you understand more about the Universe and value the study of Physics. We aim to present an interesting course that will be relevant to those intending to study Physics at a tertiary institute, as well as students completing their Physics education at Level 3.
This course covers the same material as the standard Level 3 Physics course, but with an emphasis on the extra optional Scholarship exam. Students will be expected to prepare for and enter this exam.
As numbers applying for this class are usually higher than the number of places available, an entrance test will be set and will contribute towards the decision on class entry.
Recommended Prior Learning
Students who apply for this course will have excelled in Level 2 Physics. Places will be offered to those with superior grades and a recommendation by their Level 2 Physics teacher.
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: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22
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.