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The science which explores with the nature and properties of matter and energy. 




Physics is one of the most fundamental scientific disciplines, and its main goal is to understand how the universe behaves. Physics studies matter, its behaviour and movement through space and time, as well as the relative quantities of energy and force. The sub-topics of Physics include heat, light and other radiation, sound, mechanics, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of atoms.

Study in Physics is ongoing, particularly to find a "theory of everything", which is one of the major unsolved problems in Physics.  This potential theory should provide a  theoretical framework that fully explains and links together all physical aspects of the universe. New ideas in Physics often explain the fundamental mechanisms in other sciences, and can potentially suggest new fields of research. For example, advances in mechanics inspired the development of calculus. Progress in the understanding of Physics are often in parallel with the development of new technologies. For example, the development of modern day items such as the television, computers, domestic appliances are due to advances in the understanding of electromagnetism and nuclear physics.  

Physics combines a theoretical foundation with practical experimental work. At all levels students should have the ability to test out concepts to see how the basic theory can be applied.
Students who study Physics have a wide range of career options open to them. The potential careers include Engineering (mechanical, electrical, chemical, civil, mechatronics, design and  natural resource), Architecture, Medical Physics, environmental monitoring, telecommunication, research science, Physical teacher or lecturer, patent law, aerospace, flying, electricity production and supply, electronics, IT consultancy, diverse applications in industry and in industrial development.

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NCEA Physics

Level 1
Physics at Level 1 serves as an excellent foundation for Level 2 Physics but provides knowledge to understand the essential Physics ideas that are required for the understandning of many other subjects. The concepts of motion, forces, energy, waves, electricity and magnetism are studied in depth.

Level 2
Physics at Level 2 has a greater applied component  than Level 1, including practical assessments and extended investigations. The same range of topics are covered as in the Level 1 course, however it build on these by extending into: projectiles, circular motion, momentum, gravity, kinetic theory, wave interference and diffraction. It also introduces the new topic areas of radioactivity and atomic physics.

Level 3
Physics at Level 3 extends the concepts in Levels 1 & 2 even further, including with a lot of new material based on the theme of simple harmonic motion. The topics include circular motion, simple harmonic motion, waves, AC circuits and atomic physics. The course is based on practical work and explaining the physics of situations rather than simply relying on calculations.

Physics with AHeadStart

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Year 13, Physics


PHYSICS Resources


All of the following book resources can be purchased at leading bookshops or the following websites:

ESA Publications Store:


ABA Resources:




Level 1
ESA Level 1 Physics Study Guide
ESA Level 1 Physics Learning Workbooks
ESA Level 1 Physics AME Workbook

Nelson Cengage Physics in Focus Year 11 Student Book

ABA Year 11 Physics Workbooks

SciPad Level 1 Physics Externals

Level 2
ESA Level 2 Physics Study Guide
ESA Level 2 Physics Learning Workbooks
ESA Level 2 Physics AME Workbook

Nelson Cengage Physics in Focus Year 12 Student Book
Nelson Cengage Physics NCEA Level 2 Workbook
Nelson Cengage Physics 12 for NCEA Level 2
Nelson Cengage New Zealand Pathfinder Series: Physics Year 12, NCEA Level 2

ABA Year 12 Physics Workbook

SciPad Level 2 Physics Externals & Internals

StudyPass NCEA Level 2 Physics

Pearson Beginning Physics: NCEA Level 2

Level 3
ESA Level 3 Physics Study Guide
ESA Level 3 Physics Learning Workbooks
ESA Level 3 Physics AME Workbook
ESA Level 3 Scholarship Physics AME Workbook

Nelson Cengage Physics NCEA Level 3 Workbook
Nelson Cengage New Zealand Pathfinder Series: Physics Year 13

ABA Year 13 Physics Workbook

StudyPass NCEA Level 3 Physics

Pearson Continuing Physics: NCEA Level 3

NCEA Exam Downloads