Year 13 Physics

13PHY
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Dr M. Tamanam

13 Physics is a Level 3 Science Course that is a purely Physics course. There are 4 internal standards that have a total credit value of 13 credits. There is one 4 credit external standard which will be assessed in the end of year NCEA Level 3 External Exams. Overall there are 17 credits at Level 3, offered in this course.


Subject Overview

Term 1
Modern (Nuclear) Physics
Application of Physics in a real-life context

Term 2
Application of Physics in a real-life context
Practical Physics Investigation

Term 3
Practical Physics Investigation
Responding to a Socio-scientific Issue
Understanding Waves

Term 4
Understanding Waves

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$40 Scientific Calculator compulsory


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91521 v2 Physics 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91522 v2 Physics 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected context
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91523 v2 Physics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of wave systems
3
E
4
Y
*
A.S. 91525 v2 Physics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91527 v2 Physics 3.7 - Use physics knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
3
I
3
Y
3r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 17

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Pathway Tags

Astronomy, meteorology, geophysics, medicine (e.g. surgeon, general practitioner and radiologist), architecture, surveying, pilot, telecommunications, computing, technician, electrician.