Year 13 Physics (13PHY)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr A. Heuer


At least 16 achievement credits from the Physics NCEA Level 2 external Achievement Standards including achievement in 2.4 Mechanics and 2.3 Waves. The HOD Physics may allocate 13PHYZ or 13PHY based on pre-requisites.

This course is the two external and three internal course. Choosing this course is more suited to students who passed Level 2 Physics yet struggled in the external papers. Physics credits and knowledge are still the focus for University Entrance, and builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired in Level 2 Physics to extend the students’ understanding of physical phenomena. Practical work is an integral part of the course.  Both courses involve complex calculations and abstract concepts.   The reduced external course will not cover electrical systems.

 Students may alternatively choose (or be directed into) 13PHYZ Physics advanced (three externals and two internals) based on Year 12 grades.

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