NCEA Level 3 Physics (Climate)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Watson

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:

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. 

Learning Areas:


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A workbook with a cost of approximately $30


Burnside High School may change any costs, courses or standards offered without notice.