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 nonlinear mathematical relationship requiring the use of expert experimental skills
12PY2  Supplementary costs: Approx $45
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.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Assessment  Level 
Internal or External 
Credits 
L1 Literacy Credits  UE Literacy Credits  Numeracy Credits 

A.S. 91172 v2
Physics 2.5  Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics
Assessments: Term: 2, Week: 5 
2 
I 
3 
Y 

A.S. 91171 v2 Physics 2.4  Demonstrate understanding of mechanics  2 
E 
6 
Y 
Y 

A.S. 91169 v2
Physics 2.2  Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context
Assessments: Term: 3, Week: 2 Term: 4, Week: 2 
2 
I 
3 
Y 

A.S. 91168 v2
Physics 2.1  Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a nonlinear mathematical relationship
Assessments: Term: 2, Week: 9 
2 
I 
4 
Y 
Y 

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