NCEA Level 2 Physics

12PHY
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs E. Butterworth

A study of Mechanics, Optics, Electricity and Nuclear Physics with Energy the theme, integrating the whole course.  As physics is heavily mathematics based a strong understanding of Level 1 Mathematics is recommended.


Pathway

NCEA Level 3 Physics, NECA Level 3 Science

Recommended Prior Learning

In order to gain entrance into Level 2 Physics students are required to gain 14 Credits or better in NCEA Level 1 Science. As part of this requirement students must Achieve at least 8 external credits, 4 of which must come from the Mechanics external. 

It is also highly recommended that students pass the following Mathematics papers:

  • 91032   Apply right-angled triangles in solving measurement problems
  • 91028   Investigate relationships between tables, equations and graphs
  • 91027   Apply algebraic procedures in solving problems

             

             

             


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. 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. 91169 v2 Physics 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91170 v2 Physics 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of waves
2
E
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
A.S. 91173 v2 Physics 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism
2
E
6
Y
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

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