Assessment Specifications

Level 2 Physics 2019

 

General information

Domain

Physics

Mode of Assessment

Written Examination

Standards

91170  91171  91173

Format for the assessment

Formulae and the value of the physical constants needed for these standards will be provided in a separate resource sheet that will accompany the examination papers.

Equipment to bring

A calculator, ruler and a protractor.

Special notes

Candidates should show their reasoning clearly and may use numerical working, words, and/or diagrams.

Mathematical solutions at the Excellence level will require candidates to show, mathematically, that two phenomena, concepts, or principles are connected.

The acceleration due to gravity will be given as g = 9.8 m s-2.

The number of significant figures in any answer should be consistent with the data in the question.

Answers should be given with an appropriate unit. SI units should be used unless it is more appropriate to include a prefix (milli, kilo, and others will be given). Candidates are expected to understand the prefixes micro, milli, centi, kilo, mega.

Specific information for individual external achievement standards

Standard

91170

Title

Demonstrate understanding of waves

Version

2

Number of credits

4

Special notes

Candidates should be able to compare electromagnetic and mechanical waves.



Standard

91171

Title

Demonstrate understanding of mechanics

Version

2

Number of credits

6



Standard

91173

Title

Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism

Version

2

Number of credits

6

Context details

Although motors and generators are not mentioned specifically in the standard, there may be resource-based questions using motors and generators as contexts. Knowledge of the functions of the parts of a motor and generator is not required.

Physics subject page 2019 Examination timetable

Find information for...

 
Skip to main page content Accessibility page with list of access keys Home Page Site Map Contact Us newzealand.govt.nz