Physics 099/199 Assessment Procedures

Assessment takes the form of weekly tutorials, short quizzes during lectures, writing of practical reports, two major tests and a practical test per semester, a June test and a final exam (covering the whole year's work). Continuous assessment is carried out throughout the year contributes 50% of the final mark; the remainder coming from the final exam.

The following are the outcomes of the course:

- Follow written and oral instructions enabling the student to work independently.
- Work cooperatively in a group and show responsibly in a laboratory.
- Use simple laboratory instruments in the appropriate manner to collect data; showing understanding of the accuracy and uncertainty of their results.
- Present and interpret data in tables and graphs
- Present a report of a simple experiment in a short laboratory report
- Apply appropriate concepts, principles and strategies to answer quantitative and qualitative physics exercises.
- Be able to use a scientific calculator logically and understanding conversion of units.
- Present written answers showing organized thinking and logical reasoning.
- Understand physics formulae in terms of the mathematical reasoning and limitations.
- Interpret concrete situations in terms of the physics involved.
- Reflect on their own learning in discussions and written summaries.
- Show an understanding of the scientific method and historical contexts of major developments in physics.

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