13 Physics

13PHY
Course Description

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.

Content:

  • 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).


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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

radiography, electronics, veterinary science, medicine, sports science, engineering, architecture


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