Year 12 Physics

12PHY
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.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91153 v2 Biology 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91161 v3 Chemistry 2.1 - Carry out quantitative analysis
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91168 v2 Physics 2.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship
2
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91171 v2 Physics 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
2
E
6
Y
Y
A.S. 91172 v2 Physics 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics
2
I
3
Y
Total Credits

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

Pathway Tags

Botany, Zoology, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nutrition, Veterinary Science, Sports Science, Physical Education, Biochemistry, Physiology, Microbiology, Anatomy and Ecology, Engineering, Geology, Analytical Chemistry, Astronomy, meteorology, geophysics, medicine (e.g. surgeon, general practitioner and radiologist), architecture, surveying, pilot, telecommunications, computing, technician, electrician.