Physics NCEA Level 2



This subject leads to an approved UE course of study. Standards marked (N) may be used towards meeting the Level 1 Numeracy requirements.


Physics NCEA Level 2 requires skills and knowledge from studying Science NCEA Level 1 or IGCSE Physics. Students need to have passed the L1 Mechanics standard (AS90940) as well as the internal assessment (AS90935) or gained a D or better at IGCSE Physics. If not they must consult with the Faculty Head about their likelihood of success in the Level 2 Physics course.

Course Description:

The course covers experimental methods, mechanics, dynamics, circular motion, energy, electricity, electromagnetism, light, waves, atomic and nuclear physics.

Achievement Standards:

291170(N)Physics 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of waves4ExternalCompulsory
291171(N)Physics 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics6ExternalCompulsory
291173(N)Physics 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism6ExternalCompulsory
291168(N)Physics 2.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship4InternalCompulsory
291172Physics 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics3InternalCompulsory

Assessment Summary: