Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 2 Physics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960479

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Physics requires high ability in Math. To succeed in this course it is recommended that learners have obtained Merit in topic tests or in the external exam for Mechanics (AS90940) AND at least achieved in one of the Algebra standards (AS91027 or AS91029) as part of L1 Numeracy.

This is an academic course to best prepare learners for the L3 Physics course. Physics is the science that has an impact on all our lives ranging from the mobile phones we use daily to nuclear power stations that generate electricity. Physics uses mathematics as an important tool and it is therefore recommended that learners have good mathematical skills. Learners will build their skills in problem solving and communicating ideas. 

Learning Areas:



Level 3 Physics

Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Aeroplane Pilot, Registered Nurse, Air Force Aviator, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Anaesthetist, Software Developer, Pathologist, Chemist, Building Surveyor, Marine Biologist, Architect, Architectural Technician, Medical Physicist, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Electronics Engineer, Microbiologist, Chemical Engineer, Biochemist

Course Costs and Equipment

$40 Course manual and Fold out notes
Learners are expected to have a 2B8 hard-cover notebook.


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