Teacher in Charge: D. Young
A development of the topics studied in Year 12 Physics with the introduction of Simple Harmonic Motion and AC Electricity. The emphasis is on a practical, descriptive approach as well as a mathematical one, linking physics to everyday life (the mathematical level is not beyond that completed in NCEA Level 2 Mathematics). Physics is fundamental to Health Sciences, Engineering and Technology. This course provides the opportunity to gain credits towards the numeracy requirements for University Entrance.
Students can selected to complete either the internal AS91522 or AS91527 instead of one of the externals.
Students need to be aware that some tertiary courses require students to have passed the three externals for entry.
1 x 1B5 exercise book, 1 x Graph refill, sciPAD workbooks (internal and external combo). Optional  Students wishing to have their own writeon copy of the sciPAD books can purchase them through OfficeMax: Internals – ISBN No. 9780995105492, Externals  ISBN No.9780994123337
Year 12 Physics, Year 12 Mathematics. It is preferred that students are also enrolled in Year 13 Mathematics with Calculus.
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
Assessments: Term: 3, Week: 10 
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
Assessments: Term: 1, Week: 11 
3 
I 
3 
Y 
* 

A.S. 91526 v2 Physics 3.6  Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems  3 
E 
6 
Y 
* 

A.S. 91527 v2
Physics 3.7  Use physics knowledge to develop an informed response to a socioscientific issue
Assessments: Term: 2, Week: 10 
3 
I 
3 
Y 
3r * 

Total Credits 
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 25
* 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: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.