12PHY

Year 12 Physics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: D. Young

This course aims to develop an understanding of physics concepts in the areas of: Mechanics (movement and forces), Electrical systems, Electromagnetism, and Radioactivity; to apply this knowledge in practical and theoretical situations; and to gain familiarity with practical skills associated with physics. Physics is a prerequisite for most science careers. This course provides the opportunity to gain credits towards the numeracy requirements for University Entrance.

Students can selected to complete the internal AS91169 instead of one of the externals.


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1 x 1B5 exercise book, 1 x Graph refill, sciPAD workbooks (internal and external combo). Optional - Students wishing to have their own write-on copy of the sciPAD workbooks can purchase them through OfficeMax: Internals - ISBN No. 978-0-9922604-7-7 and Externals ISBN No. 978-0-9922604-6-0

Recommended Prior Learning

12 credits from Level 1 Science including Science 1.1 AS90940
Students will be expected to be enrolled in a Level 2 mathematics course.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91168 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91169 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91171 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
6
6
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91172 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91173 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism
6
6
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 16