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OCR Physics A - G485: Fields, Particles & Frontiers of Physics - June 2012

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    Hey Everyone

    I've decided to get a revision thread going for the OCR FPFF June 2012 Exam.
    I know it's pretty early, but this is going to be a hard exam. I usually leave it late to start my revision, but this time I need an A* in this exam to get into my first choice :eek3: And I'm not in school anymore, so I have to teach myself the content

    So yeah, use this thread to discuss the topics, past papers, useful sites, revision tips etc.
    This is what I've come up with so far...

    Modules
    Module 1 - Electric and Magnetic Fields
    Electric Fields - http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Clas...uits/u9l1a.cfm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40jRg...grjqWQ&lf=plcp
    Magnetic Fields - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fs9w...eature=related
    http://schools.matter.org.uk/Content.../fields_2.html
    Electromagnetism - http://www.revisesmart.co.uk/physics...magnetism.html

    Module 2 - Capacitors and Exponential Decay
    Capacitors Introduction - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYH9dGl4gUE
    Exponential Decay - http://www.s-cool.co.uk/a-level/phys...-in-capacitors

    Module 3 - Nuclear Physics
    Nuclear Properties - http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/pr...ei?topic_id=40
    Beta Decay - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ouoGX6-zX4
    Radioactivity/Carbon Dating - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udkQwW6aLik
    Nuclear Fission/Fusion - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B69RHqAfj8
    Nuclear Reactor - http://www.cyberphysics.co.uk/topics...wer_plant.html

    Module 4 - Medical Imaging
    X-Ray Production - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc0eOjWkxpU
    Magnetic Resonance - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNM801B9Y84
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging - http://www.cyberphysics.co.uk/topics/medical/MRI.htm
    Ultrasound/Impedance - http://www.cyberphysics.co.uk/topics.../Ultrasnd.html

    Module 5 - Modelling the Universe
    Life Cycle of a Star - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0gEa...eature=related
    Astronomical Distances - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bmb0...grjqWQ&lf=plcp
    Hubble's Law - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr-su...grjqWQ&lf=plcp
    Cosmic Microwave Background - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQf9aLWp3x4

    Specification
    http://www.ocr.org.uk/download/kd/oc...d_gce_spec.pdf

    Past Papers
    http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications...s_a/documents/

    Online Physics Lessons
    http://www.freelance-teacher.com/videos.htm#PHYSICS
    http://www.khanacademy.org/#physics

    Revision Websites
    http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/
    http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/A-level_Physics
    http://www.s-cool.co.uk/a-level/physics
    http://www.fizzics.org/Pages/default.aspx

    Powerpoint Presentations & Worksheets
    http://www.mediafire.com/?arg6hhje5r577t8
    http://www.mediafire.com/?ypp3g9b1w9yu14z
    (Courtesy of singh224 )

    Lesson Plans, Notes & Questions

    http://www.science-spark.co.uk/ks5/g485/index.html
    (Courtesy of stunnaman )

    Flashcards
    http://flashcarddb.com/cardset/12324...tes-flashcards
    http://flashcarddb.com/cardset/13659...ons-flashcards
    (Courtesy of ViralRiver )

    Attachments
    It won't let met attach more than 10 documents, so I've added the page numbers for the files that won't attach.
    Possible G485 Long Answer & Short Answer Questions (Courtesy of jamedz ) - page 28
    Long Answer Questions from Jan 2011 & June 2010/11 (Courtesy of JuxtaposedJames ) - page 24
    Medical Imaging, Universe, Capacitors & Nuclear Physics Spec Notes (Courtesy of Jukeboxing ) - page 23

    Evolution of the Universe Summary (Courtesy of Picture~Perfect )
    Jan 2012 Mark Scheme & Essay Type Questions (Courtesy of t01 )
    Jan 2012 Paper & All G485 Questions & Answers (Courtesy of Beth1234 )
    G485 Robbie Peck Revision Notes (Courtesy of singh224 )
    My G485 Definitions


    Good Luck Everyone!

    EXAM DATE: 11TH JUNE (PM)
    Attached Files
  1. File Type: pdf Evoultion of the universe pdf.pdf (17.2 KB, 1034 views)
  2. File Type: pdf Essay Type Questions - G485.pdf (73.4 KB, 1533 views)
  3. File Type: pdf G485 - Notes by Robbie Peck.pdf (819.5 KB, 2908 views)
  4. File Type: pdf G485-01Jan12(1).pdf (195.0 KB, 2250 views)
  5. File Type: pdf G485 Mark Scheme (Jan 2012).pdf (193.4 KB, 3886 views)
  6. File Type: pdf All G485 Questions - Part 1.pdf (634.2 KB, 2023 views)
  7. File Type: pdf All G485 Questions - Part 2.pdf (481.2 KB, 1171 views)
  8. File Type: pdf All G485 Answers.pdf (271.8 KB, 1219 views)
  9. File Type: pdf OCR G485 Definitions.pdf (77.8 KB, 2720 views)
  10. File Type: pdf Medical Imaging.pdf (370.1 KB, 1436 views)
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    Cheers for making the thread and posting links!
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    Nice thread Anyone got the Jan 2012 paper?
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    No problem
    (Original post by AwesomeAkhilesh)
    Cheers for making the thread and posting links!
    thanks unfortunately I don't :/ hopefully someone will post it...
    (Original post by Beth1234)
    Nice thread Anyone got the Jan 2012 paper?
    How are you two getting on with revision?
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    (Original post by magdaplaysbass)
    thanks unfortunately I don't :/ hopefully someone will post it...

    How are you two getting on with revision?
    I might try to get it off my teacher and maybe scan it in...

    Revision's not bad... this isn't my first time doing it, so I know a lot of it already. How about you?
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    Thought I'd post to subscribe...

    Bit of an odd module this, lots of boring stuff (medical physics)
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    (Original post by magdaplaysbass)
    No problem


    thanks unfortunately I don't :/ hopefully someone will post it...


    How are you two getting on with revision?
    I've not actually started..
    just flicking through pages at the moment.
    Probably,going to start serious revision in two weeks (ie.East holidays)
    what about you?
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    (Original post by Beth1234)
    I might try to get it off my teacher and maybe scan it in...

    Revision's not bad... this isn't my first time doing it, so I know a lot of it already. How about you?
    that would be great, thanks yeah, same here - i've done it before too; which is a bit of an advantage :smug:

    (Original post by wibletg)
    Thought I'd post to subscribe...

    Bit of an odd module this, lots of boring stuff (medical physics)
    haha medical physics has got to be my least favourite module. i just see it as biology -not physics- so i'm immediately less interested:boring:

    (Original post by AwesomeAkhilesh)
    I've not actually started..
    just flicking through pages at the moment.
    Probably,going to start serious revision in two weeks (ie.East holidays)
    what about you?
    it's going alright so far although i haven't actually done much yet...
    have you learned all of the content yet?
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    (Original post by magdaplaysbass)
    that would be great, thanks yeah, same here - i've done it before too; which is a bit of an advantage :smug:
    Cool :cool: What grade did you get the first time?
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    (Original post by Beth1234)
    Cool :cool: What grade did you get the first time?
    I got a B. I think I was about 10 UMS marks of an A I kind of messed up in the last exam... How about you?
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    (Original post by magdaplaysbass)
    that would be great, thanks yeah, same here - i've done it before too; which is a bit of an advantage :smug:




    it's going alright so far although i haven't actually done much yet...
    have you learned all of the content yet?
    nope,we haven't done space and all the "charge" stuff and a bit of medical physics is left..hence,a lot to cover before exam leave!
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    (Original post by magdaplaysbass)
    I got a B. I think I was about 10 UMS marks of an A I kind of messed up in the last exam... How about you?
    I got an A... but I got about 90% on each of he other modules, so I'm retaking this last one to try and get the pesky A*

    Which bits do you like best/least in this unit?
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    (Original post by AwesomeAkhilesh)
    nope,we haven't done space and all the "charge" stuff and a bit of medical physics is left..hence,a lot to cover before exam leave!
    haha yeah that's quite a bit to do...
    What are your physics teachers like? I had one who was really good and organised and another who was pretty rubbish

    (Original post by Beth1234)
    I got an A... but I got about 90% on each of he other modules, so I'm retaking this last one to try and get the pesky A*

    Which bits do you like best/least in this unit?
    ooh, well done on getting that A Yeah, i get the feeling that the A* is going to be a lot of work... but I'm determined to get it!

    I quite like Capacitance and Nuclear Physics. I really dislike Medical Physics - I've always felt it was way too much like Biology :/ Space and Electric & Magnetic Fields are alright. I just wish there was mechanics as that's my real strength :yep:

    How about you?
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    (Original post by magdaplaysbass)
    ooh, well done on getting that A Yeah, i get the feeling that the A* is going to be a lot of work... but I'm determined to get it!

    I quite like Capacitance and Nuclear Physics. I really dislike Medical Physics - I've always felt it was way too much like Biology :/ Space and Electric & Magnetic Fields are alright. I just wish there was mechanics as that's my real strength :yep:

    How about you?
    My favourite by far is nuclear physics. I actually quite like Medical physics, and I'm okay with electric and magnetic fields (with the exception of transformers...). Capacitance I find a little boring, though it's a small module and relatively easy. I don't like the space physics section though - it's too wishy-washy for my liking.

    So are you going to classes this year or are you doing it on your own?
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    (Original post by Beth1234)
    My favourite by far is nuclear physics. I actually quite like Medical physics, and I'm okay with electric and magnetic fields (with the exception of transformers...). Capacitance I find a little boring, though it's a small module and relatively easy. I don't like the space physics section though - it's too wishy-washy for my liking.

    So are you going to classes this year or are you doing it on your own?
    i'm doing it on my own :yep: when i was in school, a lot of the topics we focused on during revision was stuff i felt comfortable with (it all depended on what most of the class wanted to do...) so i thought it would just be easier this year, if I did it myself and focused on what I need to work on. Also, this way I don't get any homework

    Are you still in school or are you teaching yourself? You were the one who created the imperial thread, weren't you? heard any news?
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    I'm pretty sure this exam will be the death of me.
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    (Original post by sweetascandy)
    I'm pretty sure this exam will be the death of me.
    tell me about it :sadnod: there's just so much to learn... :/ how many other exams have you got this summer?
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    (Original post by magdaplaysbass)
    tell me about it :sadnod: there's just so much to learn... :/ how many other exams have you got this summer?
    I've got 8 exams in total; had I not taken 3 early, I would have had 11 :puke:
    I don't actually technically need Physics in my offer though, but that would mean I HAVE to get an A in Further Maths. Which I actually think is more likely. UGGGHHHHH I just hate this module sooooooooooo much. Unit 4 was quite good, and I scraped an A which was good enough for me!
    How's revision going for you guys? Have you started? If yes, how much have you done, and how are you guys planning on revising for it?
    (Apologies for the interrogation! :p:)
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    (Original post by sweetascandy)
    I've got 8 exams in total; had I not taken 3 early, I would have had 11 :puke:
    I don't actually technically need Physics in my offer though, but that would mean I HAVE to get an A in Further Maths. Which I actually think is more likely. UGGGHHHHH I just hate this module sooooooooooo much. Unit 4 was quite good, and I scraped an A which was good enough for me!
    How's revision going for you guys? Have you started? If yes, how much have you done, and how are you guys planning on revising for it?
    (Apologies for the interrogation! :p:)
    ooh, that's quite a lot :/
    Yeah, unit 4 is wayyy better than this module. I started 'revising' a couple of weeks ago but haven't done much yet. I've got mates who are back from uni, which can be distracting
    Revision-wise, I'm going through questions in the book, watching videos online and I'll do some past papers closer to the exam.
    How's the revision going with you?
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    (Original post by magdaplaysbass)
    ooh, that's quite a lot :/
    Yeah, unit 4 is wayyy better than this module. I started 'revising' a couple of weeks ago but haven't done much yet. I've got mates who are back from uni, which can be distracting
    Revision-wise, I'm going through questions in the book, watching videos online and I'll do some past papers closer to the exam.
    How's the revision going with you?
    It's not going amazing tbh. I'm just majorly stressing about this module. It's just that we've got sooo much more to cover in so less time. Plus, the fact that one of my teachers makes no effort to actually teach us doesn't help either.
    My way of revising is making notes on each bullet point on the spec, so I know everything I need to. Only after I've learnt(/memorised in some cases) it all do I start past papers.
    So far I've learnt electric fields, magnetic fields, capacitors and the x-rays section in medical physics (which I have lost :sadnod:) so I've got plenty more to do :sad: How far have you got?

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