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

Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

12PY2 - Supplementary costs: Approx $45

Prerequisites

Achieved in the L1 Mechanics External, Achieved in one other External from the 11PY1 course and Achieved in 91027 Algebra External AS in 2017
A student coming from the 11SI1 course must have gained a ‘Merit’ grade in the ‘Mechanics’ External AS, an Achieved in one other Level 1 Science
External AS, and Achieved in 91027 Algebra External AS in 2017

OR HoD approval
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.

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
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
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

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