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Level 1

Demonstrate knowledge of sources, transference, and uses of energy
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18972 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe sources of energy; describe energy transfer; and describe the use of an energy source.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of science in sport
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Version 3

18975 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe changes that occur due to exercise; describe the structure of the skeleto-muscular system; describe forces and their effect in sport; and solve simple work problems in a sport context.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of the generation and use of electricity
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Version 5

18977 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe electric current; describe electrical circuits; describe a safe practice when using electricity; describe the generation of electricity; and identify electrical specifications of an appliance.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate basic knowledge of waves
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Version 3

18980 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe waves in terms of their properties; describe the functioning of the ear or eye; describe the reflection or refraction of waves; and describe noise pollution.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of linear motion
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Version 5

6366 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: sketch graphs of constantly accelerated linear motion for a given situation; describe the motion of an object from a given sketch graph; and determine an unknown quantity for an object with constant linear acceleration.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain the results of forces acting on an object
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6367 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the results of forces acting on an object; explain the links between force and pressure; and determine an unknown quantity for a situation where forces are acting on an object.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of energy transformations
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6368 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain a given situation in terms of the energy transformation present; explain a given situation in terms of force, power and work; and determine an unknown quantity for a situation involving an energy transformation.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Apply formulae and graphical methods to find unknowns for a physical system
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Version 5

6369 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: recognise the principle/s and quantities of a physical system; determine an unknown quantity using a formula; and determine an unknown quantity using a graph.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe and construct simple electrical systems
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard has been replaced by AS90941.

6370 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe a simple electrical system; draw a circuit diagram for a simple electrical system; and construct a simple electrical circuit from a circuit diagram.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Investigate and describe the influences physics-based applications have on people's lives
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6372 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to gather information on the influence of a physics-based application on the lives of people, and describe the influences a physics-based application has on the lives of people.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Carry out a practical investigation of a physics-based application with direction
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6374 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to carry out a practical investigation of a physics-based application with direction.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Use graphical analysis to recognise a directly proportional physical relationship
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6375 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to graph data, and use a graph to recognise a directly proportional relationship.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of atomic structure and fission reactions
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6376 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of atomic structure and demonstrate a knowledge of fission reactions as a source of nuclear energy.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Observe and explain the movement of objects in the solar system
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6377 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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A person credited with this unit standard is able to: carry out observations to collect data on a solar system object; predict the position of a solar system object over a period of time; and explain the movement of a solar system object as observed from the earth.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of heat and temperature
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Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by AS90943.

8767 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe mechanisms of heat transfer and the factors which affect it; describe the relationship between heat capacity and temperature change; and describe applications involving heat transfer.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Carry out a practical physics investigation with direction
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Version 4 This achievement standard and unit standard 6375 have been replaced by AS90935.

90180 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Process information to describe a use of physics knowledge with direction
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Version 4 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS90936.

90181 Achievement Standard 2 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate understanding of wave and light behaviour
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Version 4

90182 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate understanding of mechanics in one dimension
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90183 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate understanding of heat transfer and nuclear physics
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Version 4

90184 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate understanding of electricity and magnetism
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Version 4

90185 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship, with direction

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Version 3 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 6375 and AS90180.

90935 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of the physics of an application

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90936 Achievement Standard 2 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of aspects of electricity and magnetism

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90937 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of aspects of wave behaviour

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90938 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of aspects of heat

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90939 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Level 2

Demonstrate knowledge of motion in one and two dimensions
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Version 5

6378 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: use a kinematic equation to determine an unknown quantity for an object in translational motion in one dimension; explain projectile motion in the absence of air resistance; determine an unknown quantity for an object in projectile motion; identify the direction of vector quantities associated with an object in uniform circular motion; and determine an unknown quantity for an object in uniform circular motion.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of energy, momentum and equilibrium
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Version 5 This unit standard and AS90255 have been replaced by AS91171.

6379 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the physical principles involved in collisions; determine an unknown quantity for a collision or explosion in one dimension using a vector or formula method; determine an unknown quantity in an elastic system; and determine an unknown quantity for a system in equilibrium.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Apply formulae, graphical and vectorial methods to find unknowns for a physical system
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6380 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: recognise the principles and quantities of a physical system; determine an unknown quantity using a formula; determine an unknown quantity using a graph; and determine an unknown quantity using two dimensional vectors.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of waves
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Version 5 This unit standard, unit standard 8768, and AS90254 have been replaced by AS91170.

6382 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe waves, and determine an unknown quantity when a wave refracts.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe the development of a selected physics idea and a physics-based application
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6383 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe how a selected physics idea has developed, and discuss how the development of a physics-based application has led to a change in society.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Carry out a practical investigation of a physics-based application with supervision
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6385 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to carry out a practical investigation of a physics-based application and describe how a physics-based application works.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Use graphical analysis to determine simple non-linear physical relationships
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Version 5 This unit standard and AS90252 have been replaced by AS91168.

6386 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to graph data, and determine simple non linear physical relationships.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of elementary nuclear physics and radioactivity
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Version 5

6387 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the Rutherford model of the atom and its development; demonstrate knowledge of radioactive emission; and describe the electromagnetic spectrum.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of reflection and refraction of light
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Version 4 This unit standard, unit standard 6382, and AS90254 have been replaced by AS91170.

8768 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: determine the nature, size and location of the image of an object when light is reflected by a plane mirror; determine the nature, size and location of the image of an object when light is reflected by a curved mirror; determine the nature, size and location of the image of an object when light passes through a lens; determine an unknown quantity when light rays pass from one medium to another; and describe examples of refraction and reflection.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe, construct and determine unknowns for electrical systems
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Version 5 This unit standard and unit standard 8770 replaced unit standard 6381.

8769 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe components of an electrical system; draw a circuit diagram for a simple electrical system; construct a simple electrical circuit from a circuit diagram; and determine unknown quantities for the series and parallel parts of a direct current (DC) circuit involving at least two parallel resistors and one series resistor.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe and determine unknowns for electromagnetic systems
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Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 8769 replaced unit standard 6381.

8770 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe how voltage is induced in a simple generator; and determine an unknown quantity for an electromagnetic system.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe the use and functioning of rockets, satellites and space probes
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8771 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the energy changes involved with launching a space vehicle to orbit; describe the applications of satellites; and describe the use of a selected space probe.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Take measurements of physical quantities and analyse data graphically to determine a relationship
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Version 3 This achievement standard and unit standard 6386 have been replaced by AS91168.

90252 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate understanding of waves
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Version 3 This achievement standard, unit standard 6382, and unit standard 8768 have been replaced by AS91170.

90254 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
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Version 3 This achievement standard and unit standard 6379 have been replaced by AS91171.

90255 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate understanding of atoms and radioactivity
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Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91172.

90256 Achievement Standard 2 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism
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Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91173.

90257 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate understanding of physics in an integrated context
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Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91169.

90258 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90252 and unit standard 6386.

91168 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90258.

91169 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of waves

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90254, unit standard 6382, and unit standard 8768.

91170 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of mechanics

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90255 and unit standard 6379.

91171 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90256.

91172 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90257.

91173 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Level 3

Apply formulae, graphical, vectorial and phasor methods to find unknowns for a physical system
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

6388 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: recognise the principles and quantities of a physical system; determine an unknown quantity using a formula; determine an unknown quantity using two-dimensional vectors; and determine an unknown quantity using two-dimensional phasors.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe and determine unknowns for direct current electrical systems
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Version 5 This unit standard, unit standard 6390, and AS90523 have been replaced by AS91526.

6389 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the function of components in direct current (DC) circuits; calculate unknown quantities for a DC circuit; and describe how alternate current (AC) is converted to a DC power supply.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe and determine unknowns for alternating current electrical systems
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Version 5 This unit standard, unit standard 6389, and AS90523 have been replaced by AS91526.

6390 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the function of components in alternating current (AC) circuits, and calculate an unknown quantity for an AC circuit.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of, and determine unknowns for, wave systems
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Version 5 This unit standard and AS90520 have been replaced by AS91523.

6391 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify parameters of travelling waves; demonstrate knowledge of the Doppler effect for a stationery observer; demonstrate knowledge of standing waves and beats; and describe a wave interference pattern.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Analyse the development of a selected area of physics and a physics-based application
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Version 5 This unit standard and unit standard 6394 have been replaced by AS91522.

6392 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to analyse the development of a physics idea and the influence of society on the development of the idea and analyse a physics-based application and the influence of society on the development of the application.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Carry out a practical investigation of a physics-based application with guidance
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard and unit standard 6392 have been replaced by AS91522.

6394 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able, with guidance, to carry out a practical investigation of a physics-based application, and explain how a physics-based application works.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Use graphical analysis to determine non-linear physical relationships
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard and AS90774 have been replaced by AS91521.

6395 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to graph data, and determine non-linear relationships.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe and discuss models of atomic systems
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Version 5 This unit standard and AS90522 have been replaced by AS91525.

6396 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: discuss the wave-particle duality of light; demonstrate an understanding of nuclear reactions; and describe the Bohr model of the hydrogen atom and atomic line spectra.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of circular, rotational, and simple harmonic motion
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Version 5 This unit standard and AS90521 have been replaced by AS91524.

6397 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: determine an unknown quantity for an object in rotational motion with constant angular acceleration; determine an unknown quantity for a situation involving energy transfer for an object in rotational motion; describe simple harmonic motion (SHM); determine an unknown quantity for an object in SHM; describe uniform circular motion; and determine an unknown quantity for an object in circular motion.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Carry out a practical physics experiment that leads to a mathematical relationship
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 1 Replaced by 90774

90518 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Process uncertainties in data and graphs
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Version 1 Expiring - not replaced

90519 Achievement Standard 2 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate understanding of wave systems
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Version 4 This achievement standard and unit standard 6391 have been replaced by AS91523.

90520 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems
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Version 4 This achievement standard and unit standard 6397 have been replaced by AS91524.

90521 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate understanding of atoms, photons and nuclei
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Version 4 This achievement standard and unit standard 6396 have been replaced by AS91525.

90522 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard, unit standard 6389, and unit standard 6390 have been replaced by AS91526.

90523 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Carry out a practical physics investigation with guidance, that leads to a mathematical relationship
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Version 2 This achievement standard and unit standard 6395 have been replaced by AS91521.

90774 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 6395 and AS90774.

91521 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected context

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 6392 and unit standard 6394.

91522 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of wave systems

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 6391 and AS90520.

91523 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 6397 and AS90521.

91524 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 6396 and AS90522.

91525 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 6389, unit standard 6390, and AS90523.

91526 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Use physics knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue

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Version 2

91527 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Level 4

Demonstrate knowledge of the physics of simple fluid systems
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

8640 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: determine quantities; explain the behaviour of static and laminar flow systems; make qualitative analysis and predictions of simple fluid systems; and describe the principles of pressure and flow devices.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of the physics of the properties of materials under stress
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Version 3

8641 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to determine quantities related to the change in length of a material under stress, and describe the behaviour of solids under stress.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Determine quantities for gas systems
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Version 3

8642 Unit Standard 1 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to determine quantities for ideal gas systems, and describe the behaviour of real gas systems.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of wave theory
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8643 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: determine quantities for variables related to waves; describe and interpret the interaction of waves; and make qualitative analysis and predictions of wave theory.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of geometric optics
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8644 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: sketch and interpret a geometric optical system; determine quantities of geometric optical systems; determine quantities in transparent media; describe the phenomenon of dispersion and describe the applications of simple optical systems.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of electrostatics
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8645 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the principles of electrostatics; calculate unknowns for a given elementary system; and describe the application of electrostatics.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of electromagnetics
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8646 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the principles of electromagnetics; calculate magnetic forces; calculate voltages and forces; and describe the application of electromagnetics.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of the sources, effects and detection of radioactivity
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8647 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the concepts of the nuclear atom and basic radioactivity; describe the interaction of radiation with matter; and explain the detection of radiation from simple radiation measurement experiments.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate a knowledge of static systems and simple machines
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8649 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: determine quantities for static systems; determine if a system is in static equilibrium; and determine unknowns for a static system.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Level 5

Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts of quantum theory and special relativity
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8648 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the basic concepts of quantum theory; describe wave-particle duality; demonstrate a knowledge of Special Relativity; and are able to apply these concepts to simple situations in atomic structure and kinematics.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Data as at 21 September 2019