NCEA Level 3 Physics
Level 3
Number of Credits: 19

Entry Recommendations: Merit grade or higher in the external achievement standards of NCEA Level 2 Physics or in consultation with the Head of Faculty. Level 3 Calculus is a significant advantage. 

Course Outline: Students will investigate trends and relationships in physical phenomena in the areas of mechanics, electricity, waves and modern physics.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Experimental design with data analysis and evaluation
  • Application of concepts to everyday situations
  • Communication of scientific ideas
  • Ability to access and select information using a range of sources
  • Laboratory practical skills

Costs:  Course Notes $20, Education Perfect (online study tool) $25, optional ICAS Science Competition entry fee $8.50

Assessment:  

AS 91523
Demonstrate understanding of wave systems
4 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
AS 91524
Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems
6 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
AS 91525
Demonstrate understanding of modern physics
3 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - Term 1, Weeks 6-10
AS 91526
Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems
6 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
Level 3 Physics