Physics Level 3
Physics seeks to understand nature at its most fundamental level. Physicists – and students studying physics – attempt to discover and apply the general laws that govern force and motion, matter and energy, and space and time.
Physics Level 3 (Full Year) (L3PHYSF)
Prior Learning: 11 credits in Level 2 Physics and good performance in Level 2 Mathematics
Future Pathways/Subjects: University or other tertiary study in Physics or related disciplines
This course is designed for students who wish to gain an understanding of how the physical world operates. It covers basic mechanics, wave and electrical theory with addition topics in nuclear physics and experimental methods.
TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE: 23 credits
EXTERNAL CREDITS: 16 credits
INTERNAL CREDITS: 7 credits
|Level||Credits||Lit / Num||Full Title||Method of
|Assessment Opportunities Offered|
|91521||3||4||L1 Lit||Physics 3.1 – Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship||Assignment|
|91525||3||3||L1 Lit||Physics 3.5 – Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics||Assignment|
|91523||3||4||L1 Lit||Physics 3.3 – Demonstrate understanding of wave systems||Exam||External|
|91524||3||6||L1 Lit||Physics 3.4 – Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems||Exam||External|
|91526||3||6||L1 Lit||Physics 3.6 – Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems||Exam||External|
|93103||3||SCHL – Physics||Exam||External|
Physics Level 3 (Half Year) (L3PHYSH)
Prior Learning: Good grades in Level 2 Physics and Level 2 Mathematics
Future Pathways/Subjects: Tertiary study or work-based training
This course is designed for students who wish to gain an understanding of how the physical world operates. it covers basic physics theory, with an emphasis on the application of physics to the real world, mathematical and experimental skills.
PREVIOUS STUDY: Good grades in Level 2 Physics and L2 Mathematics
TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE: 9 credits
INTERNAL CREDITS: 9 credits
FURTHER STUDY: Tertiary study or work-based training
|Standard Number||Level||Credits||Lit / Num||Full Title||Method of Assessment||Assessment Opportunities Offered|
|91522||3||3||L1 Lit||Physics 3.2 – Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected context||Assignment||1|
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