NCEA Level 3 Physics
Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Watson
This Physics course is based on the NCEA Level 3 Physics Achievement Standards and Level 8 of the New Zealand Curriculum. The syllabus builds on the knowledge gained in Physics at Level 2. Therefore good theoretical knowledge is required from Level 2 Physics in order to gain the most from the Level 3 course.
The content of this course aims to give students the understanding in order to successfully go on to study at a tertiary level. Level 3 Physics is required or recommended for many areas of further study such as medicine, engineering, aviation and architecture.
Students selecting Level 3 Physics will be given the choice of being in a class doing more internal credits or more external credits - both courses offer 19 Credits in total. Students will be given more information about these options in Term 4 and we will endeavour to place students into their preferred option.
You may also decide to sit the Scholarship paper. Your teacher will be able to advise you about this.
Recommended Prior Learning
To succeed in Level 3 Physics requires a solid understanding of the concepts covered in Level 2 Physics.
The expectation is students passing both externals in Level 2 Physics:
- Demonstrate Understanding of Mechanics (AS 91171); and
- Demonstrate Understanding of Electricity and Magnetism (AS 91173).
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: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 25
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.