Level 3 Science - Modern & Classical Physics (PHY303)

PHY303
Course Description

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. 

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.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1 x 1B8 exercise book, 1 x Graph refill


Recommended Prior Learning

Year 12 Physics, Year 12 Mathematics. It is preferred that students are also enrolled in Year 13 Mathematics with Calculus.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91521 v2 Physics 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91522 v2 Physics 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected context
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
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: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91526 v2 Physics 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems
3
E
6
Y
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

* 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: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.