Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. John
This course builds on the knowledge and concepts learnt in Year 12 Physics.
- To develop an understanding of concepts, principles and models in Physics.
- To develop an ability to use concepts, principles and models to explain physical phenomena
- To develop practical and investigative skills and attitudes to determine relationships, patterns and trends.
- Practical Physics – Investigation leading to a non-linear mathematical relationship that includes consideration of uncertainties.
- Modern Physics – Atomic and Nuclear Physics
- Waves – Interference, Standing Waves and Doppler Effect.
- Mechanics – Linear Motion, Rotational Motion and Simple Harmonic Motion.
- Electricity – Capacitors and DC Electricity, Electromagnetism, AC.
Future Areas of interest and study:
Tertiary study in physics, medicine, radiography, veterinary science, sports science, engineering, architecture, electronics and other technological subjects.
** Physics also includes problem solving, so taking Mathematics especially Calculus will be most helpful.
Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements
Trip to Rainbows End - $ 48, Graphics Calculator - $120.
Recommended Prior Learning
Year 12 Physics. Year 12 Mathematics (Y12 Maths Combined is desirable).
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
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.
We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.