12PY1

12 Physics 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Slabbert

Students will:
•Prepare for NCEA assessment at Level 2
•Study waves and light, mechanics, electricity and magnetism
• Carrying out a practical investigation with a non-linear mathematical relationship requiring the use of expert experimental skills.

It is strongly advised that you take a Mathematics course if you are selecting Physics.  Students who do not meet the criteria for a Maths course will need to be reviewed individually. 

Open to Year 12 and 13 students only

Prerequisites

From 11SD1/11SB1: At least a Merit in AS90940 AND at least an Achieved in AS90937 AND entry into a Level 2 Maths course or higher. 

From 11SI1: Passed all three externals, including AS90940 at Merit or higher AND entry into a Level 2 Maths course or higher. 

OR HoD approval.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

12PY1 - Supplementary costs: Approx $40

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 7

A.S. 91170 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of waves
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 4

A.S. 91173 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 23
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 20

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