NCEA Level 3 Physics
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.
You may also decide to sit the Scholarship paper. Your teacher will be able to advise you about this.
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 both externals in Level 2 Physics:
- Demonstrate Understanding of Mechanics (AS 91171); and
- Demonstrate Understanding of Electricity and Magnetism (AS 91173).
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.