Level 3 Physics
Teacher in Charge: Mr A. Reddy
The course is supported by PowerPoint presentations and computer animations aid understanding by allowing complex concepts to be visualised. Through demonstrations and experiments students experience physical events in the real world and are able to determine mathematical relationships. Course workbooks are used to improve problem solving skills and test the application of theory to real life contexts. Videos, research and class discussions further enhance the students understanding and enjoyment of the course. The course builds upon the L2 Physics course and expands the students’ knowledge of physics and its applications. It is recommended that students also study 13MAC.
Physics is an important pre-requisite for most science, engineering, technology, medical, electrical, and flying, geology, energy management, oceanography qualifications at tertiary level.
Recommended Prior Learning
Achieved or higher in the L2 Physics Mechanics and Electricity Standards (based initially on results from school assessments during the year) AND in the L2 Practical internal standard.
In addition, 10 Achieved or higher Achievement Standard credits in Level 2 Mathematics (of which 4 credits must be from external standards) and a high level of attainment with Level 2 Literacy.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
It is the policy of Lynfield College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.