12PHY

12 Physics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. John

Objectives:

  • To develop an understanding of concepts, principles and models in physics;
  • To develop the ability to use concepts, principles and models to explain physical phenomena;
  • To appreciate how physics and physics-based applications impact on society
  • To determine relationships, patterns and trends;
  • To identify and explain applications of concepts and principles in physics.


Content:

  • Practical Physics – Investigation leading to a non-linear mathematical relationship.
  •  Atomic and Nuclear Physics
  • Waves – Light and Waves
  • Mechanics – Motion, Forces, Momentum and Energy.
  • Electricity – Static and DC Electricity, Electromagnetism.

Future Areas of interest and study: Tertiary study in physics, medicine, radiography, veterinary science, sports science, engineering, architecture, electronics and other technological subjects.



Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 Physics.

Pathway

This course leads on to Y13 Physics and is a pre-requisite for taking Y13 Physics.
Tertiary study in physics, medicine, radiography, veterinary science, sports science, engineering, architecture, electronics and other technological subjects.

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. 91168 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91170 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of waves
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91171 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
6
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91172 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91173 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 23
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 20

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Disclaimer

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.

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