12PHY

Year 12 Physics (12PHY)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr I. Wu

Physics at this level is aimed at people with mathematical and theoretical skill who wish to develop an understanding of the basic concepts, principles and models which underlie the basis for all subsequent Sciences. It helps to develop skilled practical investigators and problem solvers who can work at the limits of their own understanding. It will develop their understanding of the nature of scientific knowledge and the consequent connection between Science, Technology and their importance to society.

Pre-requisites

At year 11, have done AT LEAST 1.3 Tables, Equations and Graphs and ideally 1.2 Algebra. It is beneficial to be competent in 1.7 Right Angled Triangles and 1.4 Linear Algebra. Year 11 Science Mechanics and Math skills are required, or HoD approval.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$27 for Scipad Workbooks (purchased at OfficeMax)

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91168 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91170 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of waves
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91171 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
6
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91172 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91173 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 23
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 20