NCEA Level 2 Physics 201

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr T. Holt

Recommended Prior Learning

Compulsory: 14 credits in Level 1 Science with at least 8 being from external standards, preferably including Achievement Standard 90940 (Mechanics).

Physics 201
This course aims to introduce important basic concepts, principles and models in Physics, and helps students apply these to explain physical phenomena. Areas of study include Mechanics, Waves, Nuclear Physics. Electricity is an optional external standard that may be done with the HOD's consent.

Course Overview

Term 1
Atoms and Radioactivity

Term 2

Term 3
Waves and 2.1 practical work

Term 4

Learning Areas:


Assessment Policy & Procedures

NCEA Level 3 Physics 301

Physics is a fundamental Science which will lead to many career options such as Engineering, Medicine, Business etc.

Career Pathways

Aeroplane Pilot, Software Developer, Sound Technician, Mechanical Engineer, Building and Construction Manager, Surveyor, Civil Engineer, Telecommunications Engineer, Geologist, Train Driver, Ship's Master, Network Administrator

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A Scipad workbook is used for classwork and homework ($25).

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