Physics L3

Level 3 Physics COURSE OUTLINE.

L3phy course description

Phy 3 Weekly Planner 2022

What should I have already achieved?

  • 14 credits in level 2 physics which include 2 internals and 1 external in level 2 Physics.

  • 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.

Level 3 Physics COURSE OUTLINE.

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 some internal options for students during term 1 itimes. (discuss with Curriculum leader)

Will there be any FAO? (Further Assessment Opportunities)

  • No.

Are there any Recommendations 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.