12PHY

Year 12 Physics

Although next year timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January.

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Dr M. Tamanam

This course enables students to develop knowledge and a coherent understanding of Physical Sciences. It also encourages students to develop investigative skills and provides opportunities for students to develop the attitudes on which scientific investigation depend. The course also helps to develop students’ interest in and understanding of the knowledge and processes of Science which form the basis of many future careers. 

There are 4 internal standards that have a total credit value of 15 credits. There is one 6 credit external standard which will be assessed in the end of year NCEA Level 2 External Exams. Overall there are 21 credits at Level 2, offered in this course.


Subject Overview

Term 1
Chemistry:Acid and Base Titration : Quantitative Analysis: Internal Assessment -4 credits.
Biology: Osmosis - Biological Practical Investigation.

Term 2
Biology: Continuation of Osmosis : 4 credits Internal.
Physics: Practical investigation that lead to a non linear mathematical relationship- 4 credits

Term 3
Physics : Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics. Internal 3 credits.
Physics: Demonstrate understanding of Mechanics.

Term 4
Physics: Demonstrate understanding of Mechanics

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91153 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91161 v3
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.1 - Carry out quantitative analysis
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91168 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91171 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
6
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91172 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 21
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 13
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 18

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