Central Hawkes Bay College Central Hawkes Bay College

L2 Physics (L2PHY)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr E. Breen.

Recommended Prior Learning

Automatic entry will be given to students who have gained 16 credits from L1SCS or L1SCD combined including 2 externals.
This must include Merit in one of AS90940, AS90937, AS90938 and Achievement in at least 2 of Maths AS91027, AS91028, AS91029
Must also be taking L2MAT

This course builds on the Physics topics studied in L1SCD and L1SCS and is aimed at students who require specialist knowledge and understanding of Physics. The topics studied will increase understanding of the physical world and why things work the way they do. Topics include Optics and Waves, Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism, Atomic & Nuclear Physics. This course is not suitable for students who are taking Gateway.

Learning Areas:



L3 Physics (L3PHY)

Career Pathways

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Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25 Write in workbooks
2 x 1B5 exercise books or A4 Ringbinder & Refill
Graph Paper
Graphics Calculator


The Standards offered are correct at time of writing

Course content may change by the start of the year