Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 3 Physics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960479

Recommended Prior Learning

L3PHYS requires an in-depth understanding of the Level 2 Physics material and requires ability in algebra. It is highly recommended that learners have 10+ credits from L2PHYS.

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:


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

$50: Course manual, Revision booklets and Education Perfect.
2B8 hardcover notebook recommended for each learner.
Field trip to Rainbow's End will have an additional cost. This will be advised when trip details are finalised and sent to parents from the Schoolbridge platform. Field trip costs are to be paid via the Kindo app. In 2023 this cost was $50.


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