Level 2 Science - Classical Physics (PHY201)

PHY201
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: T. King

This is the core year 12 physics course based around two significant external standards that develop the skills required to analyse and make predictions about the world around us. We will describe objects within gravitational fields in Newton’s terms of forces, motion and energy, as well as explore the behaviour of static electrical charge, electric circuits and the connection between electricity and magnetism. A written report internal on the mechanics of collisions provides an opportunity for revision of the external mechanics standard for credits. This course is recommended / required for continuing study in a health science, engineering, computing or physics field.


Pathway

Level 3 Science - Earth and Space Science (ESS301), Level 3 Science - Modern & Classical Physics (PHY303)

Problem-solving, academically capable students looking to master the material world or work in science based fields after school. This course is recommended / required for continuing study in a health science, engineering, computing or physics field. ​

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1B8 exercise book, graph paper, scientific calculator


Recommended Prior Learning

NCEA Level 1 – passes in externals offered in Science, Maths and English OR interview with HoD.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91169 v2 Physics 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91171 v2 Physics 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
2
E
6
Y
Y
A.S. 91173 v2 Physics 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism
2
E
6
Y
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 15 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.