Assessment Specifications

Level 1 Physics 2019

General information

Domain

Physics

Mode of Assessment

Written Examination

Standards

90937  90938  90939

Format for the assessment

Formulae for the three standards will be provided in a separate resource sheet that will accompany the examination papers.

Equipment to bring

A calculator, a ruler, and a protractor.

Special notes

Candidates may use numerical working, words, and/or diagrams to show their reasoning. Mathematical solutions at the Excellence level will require candidates to show, mathematically, that two phenomena, concepts, or principles are connected.

Numerical answers should be given with an appropriate SI unit.

Candidates are expected to understand the prefixes milli, centi, kilo.

Specific information for individual external achievement standards

Standard

90937

Title

Demonstrate understanding of aspects of electricity and magnetism

Version

3

Number of credits

4

Special notes

Magnetic fields due to currents in straight wires and solenoids may be explained using the right-hand grip rule for conventional current or the left-hand grip rule for electron flow.



Standard

90938

Title

Demonstrate understanding of aspects of wave behaviour

Version

3

Number of credits

4

Special notes

Reflection and refraction of light may include the idea of light travelling in straight lines, the nature of images, and optical density.



Standard

90939

Title

Demonstrate understanding of aspects of heat

Version

3

Number of credits

4

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