PHY21F
This course requires 2 options.

PHYSICS 21F - Full Year

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Williams

Physics is the fundamental description of the physical world we live in. Students will study mechanics, waves, electricity and radioactivity in theory and by carrying out investigations. People working in industries involving Physics come in and talk to students during the year about what they do and how they became involved in their career.

This course will provide a minimum of 18 credits towards NCEA Level 2.

Future Possibilities
Physics is essential for a huge range of careers including all aspects of engineering, hi-tech industries such as software development and IT, medicine, pilot, forensics, electronics and architecture. This course is essential for those wishing to pursue Engineering or Health Sciences at University.


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Approximately $38.00 for two workbooks.

Recommended Prior Learning

At least 14 credits in Level 1 Science Achievement Standards including Science (Physics) 1.1 and Mathematics and Statistics 1.2.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91173 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism
6
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
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91171 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
6
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. 91168 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 16