13PHY

NCEA Level 3 Physics

Course Description

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).

Career Pathways

Credit Information

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.

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. 91526 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electrical 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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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.

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