PH2000 - Physics - NCEA Level 2 (course endorsement 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 course is for ākonga interested in studying sciences, engineering, medicine, veterinary science and for those who are interested in careers as pilots, medical laboratory assistants and electricians.

The main themes of the course are mechanics, waves, electricity and atomic and nuclear physics. It is suitable for ākonga who have successfully studied some physics and mathematics at NCEA Level 1.

This course offers 26 credits of which 16 are externally assessed by NCEA examination in November.

Delivery Modes

Recommended prior learning

NCEA Level 1 Physics or equivalent.

National qualifications available in this course

Standard Description Version Credits Assessment L1 Lit/Num UE Lit/Num Vocational Pathways
91168 Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a nonlinear mathematical relationship 2 4 Internal
lnaLiteracy and numeracy achievement standard
UEnaUE numeracy achievement standard
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
MaManufacturing and technology recommended standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
91169 Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context 2 3 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
91170 Demonstrate understanding of waves 2 4 External
lnaLiteracy and numeracy 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
91171 Demonstrate understanding of mechanics 2 6 External
lnaLiteracy and numeracy 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
91172 Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics 2 3 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
MaManufacturing and technology recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
91173 Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism 2 6 External
lnaLiteracy and numeracy achievement standard
UEnaUE numeracy achievement standard
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
MaManufacturing and technology recommended standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard