Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 1 Specialist Physics Half Course

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960479

Recommended Prior Learning

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

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.

Learning Areas:

Half Courses, Science

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.


Level 2 Physics

Career Pathways

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Course Costs and Equipment

$34 for access to Education Perfect and for workbooks


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