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.
• 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 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.
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.