Level 3 Physics

13PHYS
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


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A study guide text is provided but optional workbooks can be purchased.


Recommended Prior Learning

Reasonable success in Level 2 Physics or by negotiation with the HOD.


Credit Information
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. 91523 v2 Physics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of wave systems
3
E
4
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
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: 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.

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

Pathway Tags

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