Level 2 Physics


Student must have achieved either AS90940 or AS90935 (science) and in 91027 (maths), or by discussion with the teacher of the class.

Course description:

Physics is suitable for students who wish to improve their general understanding of science within the context of real life situations, and vital to those who need to continue studies in the sciences as part of their career aspirations.

Year 12 physics is the study of mechanics, waves and light, and atomic physics and radiation, as well as the processes of investigation and research. It involves a different way of thinking about and describing our surroundings and is useful to develop alternative thought patterns.

Credits available:

The table below shows the credits available within the subject.

Number   Title I or E*    Credits
AS 91168 Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship.   I 4
AS 91170 Demonstrate understanding of waves. E 4
AS 91171 Demonstrate understanding of mechanics. E 6
AS 91172 Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics. I 3
AS 91169 Demonstrate an understanding of physics relevant to a selected context I 3


I or E * = Internal or external assessments

Costs: The purchase of course books ($25) plus the Revision Guide (approx $15) is advised.

Contact: Dr C Manuel

Upcoming events

Friday 11 Dec

11th December Last day of term 4, 2020.

Friday 11 Dec

11th December Junior and middle school prizegiving takes place at the Regent theatre.

Monday 30 Nov

Westland Anniversay Day holiday. No school.

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23rd November Senior Prizegiving takes place at the Regent Theatre.

Friday 13 Nov

13th November Senior students go on study leave for their NCEA exams.

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