Assessment Specifications

Level 1 Physics 2021

General information

Domain

Physics

Method of assessment

Written examination

Standards

90937  90938  90939

Information relating to all achievement standards

Formulae for the 3 standards will be provided on a separate resource sheet that will accompany the examination papers.

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.

Equipment

Candidates require a calculator, a ruler, and a protractor.

Specific information for individual achievement standards

Standard

90937

Title

Demonstrate understanding of aspects of electricity and magnetism

Version

3

Number of credits

4

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

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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