Approx Cost:
Course manual $25.00. Revision guides $25.00. Field trip $10.00.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is of benefit for this course
Entry Recommendations:

Students are expected to have at least 8 credits from any NCEA Level 1 Science course including a standard at Merit Level that is preferably Physics-based.  Alternatively, students can discuss their suitability with the HOLA.

Course Outline:

By the end of the Level 2 course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of atoms and radioactivity. 
  • Demonstrate understanding of mechanics.
  • Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism.

There are three internal Achievement Standards during the year, with two external assessments at the end of the year with one being optional.

Where Does It Lead:

Year 13/Scholarship Physics and university study. The content is a valuable "lead in" to many tertiary courses e.g, engineering, physiotherapy, radiography.  It can reduce apprenticeship periods significantly and provides exemptions for many polytechnic trade and New Zealand certificate courses.

For further information see:
Miss Blanchard