3PHY

Level 3 Physics*

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Course Description

Students will further their knowledge of important models, laws and theories of physics, which will help them understand why things in the natural world happen the way they do. They will learn how to explain and predict the behaviour of systems of objects in everyday life, and also at the atomic level, and at a larger, planetary scale. Students will carry out investigations to develop and test theoretical relationships, and practice using both equations and ideas to communicate their understanding.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Critical and analytical thinking.
  • Mechanical systems - the interactions between everyday matter can be predicted and modelled.
  • Problem solving.
  • Wave systems - waves carry energy and their behaviour can be used to our benefit.
  • Investigative and experimental analysis.
  • Electrical systems - understanding electromagnetism helps create technological advances.
  • Mathematical reasoning.
  • Modern physics - exploring the quantum nature of matter.


Resources Required

Scientific or graphic calculator
1B8 or 1E8 workbook or similar
14J8 Graph paper pad or similar
SciPad (L3 Physics Externals or individual booklets are recommended)

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91521 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91522 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected context

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 3

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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 3

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: 26
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 26
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 26

This course is University approved and will allow you to meet the requirements for University Entrance.

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