PH1000 - Physics - NCEA Level 1 (course endorsements available)

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What is Physics?

Physics is the study of the matter and energy that makes up the physical world. It offers an insight into the fundamental ways the world works scientifically and its relationship with technology. This includes topics such as light, sound, heat, movement, forces, atomic physics as well as electricity and magnetism. Ākonga encounter many key scientific ideas and concepts that support study in other science subjects and related areas such as engineering and health science.

What this course involves

This is an introductory course into the study of Physics, which features the main themes of heat, electricity and waves. Over the duration of the course, ākonga gain an understanding of the basic concepts in Physics.

This course offers three external standards and two internal standards. Ākonga who wish to study Physics at Level 2 must include at least one externally assessed standard from the list below or the Mechanics standard AS90940, which is offered in Science - NCEA Level 1 (SC1000).

Science - NCEA Level 1 (SC1000) also offers three standards, AS90941, AS90942 and AS90943. These standards will not lead to Level 2 Physics.

Delivery Modes

Recommended prior learning

Ākonga should have a reasonable level of literacy and numeracy.

National qualifications available in this course

Standard Description Version Credits Assessment L1 Lit/Num UE Lit/Num Vocational Pathways
90935 Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship, with direction 3 4 Internal
naNumeracy achievement standard
UEnaUE numeracy achievement standard
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
MaManufacturing and technology recommended standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
90936 Demonstrate understanding of the physics of an application 3 2 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
MaManufacturing and technology recommended standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
90937 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of electricity and magnetism 3 4 External
naNumeracy achievement standard
UEnaUE numeracy achievement standard
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
MaManufacturing and technology recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
90938 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of wave behaviour 3 4 External
naNumeracy achievement standard
UEnaUE numeracy achievement standard
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
MaManufacturing and technology recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
90939 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of heat 3 4 External
naNumeracy achievement standard
UEnaUE numeracy achievement standard
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
MaManufacturing and technology recommended standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard