PHY301

NCEA Level 3 Physics 301

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: T. Holt

Physics 301
The course further develops concepts introduced at Level 2, and introduces more advanced ideas. It aims to help students understand and use concepts, principles and models to explain physical phenomena, systems and devices. Areas of study include translational, rotational and simple harmonic motion, waves, and Practical Physics.

UE Approved Subject


Course Overview

Term 1
Waves and Mechanics part 1

Term 2
Mechanics part 2 and 3.1 practical task

Term 3
Electricity and electromagnetism

Term 4
Revsion

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A Scipad workbook is used for classwork and homework ($30).

Recommended Prior Learning

Compulsory: 14 credits in Level 2 Physics Achievement standards with at least 8 being from external standards.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91521 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 3

A.S. 91522 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected context
3
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 1

A.S. 91523 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of wave systems
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

A.S. 91524 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

A.S. 91526 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

A.S. 91527 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.7 - Use physics knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
3
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 26
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 26
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 26

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.

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