NCEA Level 3 Physics (Climate)

13PHS
Course Description

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. 


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 the Level 2 Physics external:

 and both internals:


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91522 v2 Physics 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected context
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91523 v2 Physics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of wave systems
3
E
4
Y
*
A.S. 91524 v2 Physics 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems
3
E
6
Y
*
A.S. 91525 v2 Physics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91527 v2 Physics 3.7 - Use physics knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
3
I
3
Y
3r *
Total 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.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.