NCEA Level 1 Physics
Level 1
Number of Credits: 20

Entry Recommendations:  Open entry, although students with strong mathematical skills will be at an advantage.

Course Outline: Students will investigate trends and relationships in physical phenomena in the areas of mechanics, electricity, electromagnetism, light and waves, and heat. They will demonstrate an understanding of physical phenomena and concepts by explaining and solving questions and problems that relate to everyday situations.

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

Course Costs:  Approximately $20 to cover course notes, ICAS Science Competition (optional) entry fee $7.50.

This course leads to: NCEA Level 2 Physics or IB Physics.

Assessment

AS 90935
Carry out a practical investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship, with direction
4 Credits
Numeracy
Practical Investigation
Assessment Period - Term 2, Weeks 1-4
AS 90937
Demonstrate understanding of aspects of electricity and magnetism
4 Credits
Numeracy
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
AS 90938
Demonstrate understanding of aspects of wave behaviour
4 Credits
Numeracy
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
AS 90939
Demonstrate understanding of aspects of heat
4 Credits
Numeracy
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
AS 90940
Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics
4 Credits
Numeracy
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
Level 1 Physics