NCEA Level 3 Physics 301

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr T. Holt

Recommended Prior Learning

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

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

Learning Areas:


Assessment Policy & Procedures
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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