Level 1 Specialist Physics Half Course

Course Description

A half course focusing on essential skills and concepts in Physics in preparation for Level 2 Physics. These include extending understanding of Forces and Motion (Mechanics), and Electricity and Magnetism from year 10. Learners will also be completing investigations in physics to prepare for any future practical investigations in any of the senior sciences.

Recommended Prior Learning

Completion of the year 10 Science course preferably at Whangaparāoa College.

Course Costs and Equipment

$34 for access to Education Perfect and for workbooks


Assessment Information

Please note that the standard credit totals displayed below as well as the standard descriptions are subject to change before the start of 2024 due to the upcoming NCEA Level 1 changes.

Credit Information

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

Total Credits Available: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 92045 v2
Physics, Earth and Space Science 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of a physical phenomenon through investigation

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 5
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.