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Physics L3

Level 3 Physics  COURSE OUTLINE.  



Term

Code

Achievement Standard Title

credits

Int / Ext

FAO

Literacy

1

91525

Demonstrate understanding of modern Physics

3

Int

No

No

1

91527

Use physics knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue(self study option report in term 1)

3

Int

No 

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1&2

91524

Demonstrate an understanding of mechanical systems                

6

Ext

No

No

1    

91522   

Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected context 

3

Int

No

No

2

91521

Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship.

4

Int

No

 No

2

91523

Demonstrate understanding of wave systems   

4

Ext

No

No

3

91526

Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems

6        

Ext

No           

No


What should I have already achieved?
  • 14 credits in level 2 physics which include 2 internals and 1 external in level 2 Physics.
What will I learn?
  • You will develop your skills as a scientist by carrying out a range of physics investigations (including one long term project).
  • 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?
  • This course is assessed with a combination of internal and external assessments.  
  • The internal assessments focus more on science skills of investigating and researching, whereas 
  • the external assessments focus more on understanding of science concepts relating to widely accepted physics ideas. 
  • There is a choice for term 3. The options are marked with an * asterix.  
  • Students planning on studying Engineering will need to do 91526 as this is requirement for university entrance. 
Will there be any FAO?  (Further Assessment Opportunities)
  • No.
Are there any Pre-requisites for level 3?
  • At least 14 credits in level 2 physics.  
  • It is recommended that students pass at least 2 internals and 1 external in level 2 to proceed to level 3 physics. This is to ensure the best chance of success.
What are the course costs?        $50 for course manuals