Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

12 Physics 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Sarnia Slabbert.


From 11SD1/11SB1: 

- Merit or higher in mechanics AND at least an Achieved in electricity and magnetism

- Merit or higher in electricity and magnetism AND at least an Achieved in mechanics

From 11SI1

Merit or higher in mechanics AND at least an Achieved in BOTH acids and bases and genetics


From 11 mathematics: Achieved in algebra or 60% in the Algebra Skills Test or equivalent assessment.

OR HoD approval.

Students will:
•Prepare for NCEA assessment at Level 2
•Study waves and light, mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and nuclear physics.

It is strongly advised that you take a Mathematics course if you are selecting Physics, but it is not compulsory and prerequisite into a Mathematics course is not a prerequisite for Physics. Please note that if you are intending to apply for Engineering, both Calculus and Physics are prerequisites for entry.




13 Physics 1, 13 Physics 2

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Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*12PY1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $40