12PY2

12 Physics 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Slabbert

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

  • Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context

Open to Year 12 and 13 students only

** The 13PY2 course does not meet the Physics entry requirements of the BE (Hons) Degree at the University of Auckland.

Prerequisites

From 11SD1/11SB1: Achieved or above in the Mechanics Externals AS90940 and AS90937 AND if in 11MA1 - at least Achieved in 91027 (Algebra MCAT External).

From 11SI1: Gained Merit of above in the Mechanics External AS90940 and at least Achieved in one other Level 1 Science External standard AND if in 11MA1 - at least Achieved in 91027 (Algebra MCAT External)

OR HoD approval



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

12PY2 - Supplementary costs: Approx $45

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 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: 9

A.S. 91169 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context
3
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

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 2
Term: 4, Week: 2

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: 5

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 16
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 10

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