Level 3 Physics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr A. Reddy

Recommended Prior Learning

Ideally students would have Achieved or higher in both the L2 Physics Mechanics and Electricity Standards and in the L2 Practical internal standard.

Also, students would benefit from having 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, due to the technical vocabulary and complexity of calculations required of the course.


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.



Assessment Policy & Procedures
Career Pathways

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