13PHYS

Level 3 Physics

Course Description

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.
Mechanics:
• Momentum and Centre of Mass
• Circular Motion and Forces
• Rotational Motion
• Simple Harmonic Motion
Waves:
• Waves Systems and Interference
• Standing Waves
• Doppler Effect
Modern Physics:
• The Photoelectric Effect
• The Bohr Model of the Atom
• Fission, Fusion and Binding Energy
Electricity:
• DC circuits
• Capacitors
• Electromagnetic Induction
• AC circuits

This course is an important building block for anyone who is considering studying Engineering or Health Science at University.

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.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91521 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91523 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of wave systems
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91524 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91525 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91526 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 23
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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.

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