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Physics L2

Level 2 Physics  COURSE OUTLINE.  


TermCodeAchievement Standard TitlecreditsInt / ExtFAO
191172Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physic

3INo FAO
1-291171Demonstrate understanding of mechanics6E
1-291168Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship4INo FAO
2-391173Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism6E
391169**Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context (Light)3INo FAO
3-491170**Demonstrate understanding of waves 4E
What should I have already achieved?
At least 14 credits in level 1 science including 1 external.
Plus either the MCAT or graphing external in level 1 maths

Some students may apply for alternative entry - this will be at the discretion of the teacher in charge of the course, in consultation with the LA.

What will I learn?

You will develop your skills as a scientist by carrying out a range of physics investigations .  

Collecting data using the latest technologies will be a focus as this allows you to design your own investigations and research areas of your own interest.  

Physics concepts of force, energy and conservation laws will be applied to a wide range of contexts including nuclear medicine, sports science, engineering, outdoor adventure pursuits, electric motors and alternative energy generators.

How will this course be assessed?
A combination of 2/3 internal ( up to 10 credits) and 2/3 external (16 credits) assessments.  The internals (10 credits) include research, presentations/reports,  investigation .  Most students will opt to do 5 of the 6 standards after discussion with the course teacher and learning advisor.

** Students will choose between AS 91170 and 91169.  Any student hoping to follow an engineering  or electrical pathway are highly advised to do AS 91170.
Will there be any FAO?  (Further Assessment Opportunities)
There are no FAO for the internals. 
How do I get into Level 3 Physics?
The Guidelines for success at Level 3 Physics is achieving at least 14 credits in level 2 physics, including 1 external.

What are the course costs? Approximately $50 for course manual/s