Level 3 Physics
Teacher in Charge: Mr C. Riley
In Year 13 Physics we cover the following concepts:
Practical skills and the use of error values in experiments. This is done as an optional part of the course.
• Momentum and Centre of Mass
• Circular Motion and Forces
• Rotational Motion
• Simple Harmonic Motion
• Waves Systems and Interference
• Standing Waves
• Doppler Effect
• The Photoelectric Effect
• The Bohr Model of the Atom
• Fission, Fusion and Binding Energy
• DC circuits
• Electromagnetic Induction
• AC circuits
This course is an important building block for anyone who is considering studying Engineering (all types) at tertiary level, Physics and Health Sciences at university. It also contains important theory and mathematical skills that are needed for completing registration as an electrician.
Recommended Prior Learning
Reasonable success in Level 2 Physics (gaining an Achieved grade at Level 2 in both mechanics and electricity is really a must to gain success at Level 3 with waves highly recommended) or by negotiation with the HOD.
Having good mathematical skills, particularly algebra, is also recommended particularly if you intend to attempt scholarship.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
A study guide text is provided but optional workbooks can be purchased.
Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 23
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.