Year 13 Physics Advanced (13PHYE)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr I. Wu


At least 16 credits from the NCEA Level 2 Physics Achievement Standards including Merit in two externals. The HOD Physics may allocate 13PHYE or 13PHY based on pre-requisites.

This course is the three external and two internal course. Choosing this course is more suited to students who passed Level 2 Physics with Merit and Excellence grades, with Merits or better in the external papers. High level Physics credits and knowledge are still the focus for University Entrance into specialist courses (e.g. Engineering), and builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired in Level 2 Physics to extend the students’ understanding of physical phenomena. Both courses 13PHYE and 13PHY involve complex calculations and abstract concepts.

Students may alternatively choose (or be directed into) 13PHY Physics (two externals and three internals) based on Year 12 grades. The reduced external course will not cover electrical systems.

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Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$27 for workbooks, purchased through Office Max