L3PHYS

Level 3 Physics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr T. Hill

Level 3 Physics covers:  

Modern Physics - nuclear binding energy, the photoelectric effect, and atomic spectra. Electricity and Electromagnetism - capacitors, inductors, and AC electricity 

Mechanics - translational motion, circular motion, rotational motion, and simple harmonic motion 

Physics relevant to a selected context - investigate how physics applies to a real-world context.

Waves - diffraction gratings, physics of music, and the Doppler Effect.

Recommended Prior Learning

To be accepted for this course students must have earned 14 or more credits from Level 2 Physics, or HOF/TIC (Head of Faculty/Teacher in Charge) approval.

Pathway

Level 3 Physics is aimed at providing learners with an understanding of how systems in Physics relate to modern applied sciences and preparation for tertiary STEM studies.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
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
A.S. 91525 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 6
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 6
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

Please note that courses will go ahead only if student numbers, staffing, and timetabling allow it.  Where a subject is oversubscribed, and there are insufficient numbers or resources to create an extra class, a ballot system may be applied.  

Costs

The Board of Trustees has again asked to opt into the Ministry of Education donation scheme. Doing so resulted in the ability to waive student fee donations. Kaiapoi High School aims to deliver quality educational courses over and above those that which is funded by the Ministry. It is likely the School will opt into the donation scheme for 2023, however parental contribution for the costs of trips and activities where participation is optional, and/or components not covered by the Government grant, may be requested. We appreciate the financial support our families make to the School.