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Standard Grade Physics paper 2012!

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    (Original post by Aay)
    All will be revealed!

    we'll do good hopefully, we did our best, at least we can say that..

    Are you signing up for mysqa, texts?
    Yeah, I wasn't going to but then I gave in and signed up

    It's over 3 months until results anyway!
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    (Original post by nerd434)
    Does everyone genuinely think it was a lot harder or did we all just get hit with the exam panic and over-think more than we do when sitting Past Papers?

    Also, you know for the distance of the Speed/Time graph, did you just find the area of the rectangle and the area of the triangle and add them together?
    That's what I thought! I was considering if it was just the panic or what.

    And yes for the speed time graph and I got 1080m or something

    Considering we all come from different schools they'll have to lower the pass mark!
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    (Original post by jamieguitar101)
    what do you all think the percent needed to pass will be put at?
    I think for a 2 it will be about 20/50 (40%)
    And for a 1 about 60-65% (30-32.5/50)
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    Was a pretty solid paper in honesty.
    Hoping the grade boundaries go down, then I might have a chance of getting a 1 - otherwise I'm guessing it's a scraped 1 or a 2.
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    (Original post by RobertAnthonySmith)
    Was a pretty solid paper in honesty.
    Hoping the grade boundaries go down, then I might have a chance of getting a 1 - otherwise I'm guessing it's a scraped 1 or a 2.
    Same here.
    Uurrg! Physis was one I was confident about! Thanks SQA!
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    (Original post by eilidhb)
    Did anyone else get 15.5m/s for the falling tile question?
    i did, when i asked my friends some of them got 140 odd, so im hoping it was more 15.5
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    (Original post by humza100)
    i did, when i asked my friends some of them got 140 odd, so im hoping it was more 15.5
    My physics teacher went over that question a few hours after the exam.. the answer is indeed 15.5.
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    (Original post by jamieguitar101)
    B A D topics, see the question about peek voltage did you get 30V
    and the one about how it couldn't go over 25v, 20V ?
    I know that the 30V answer is correct because I asked my physics teacher afterwards. I managed to get that one wrong. I put 90 as I added the 30 instead of taking it away. :facepalm:

    And I didn't ask about the second one, but that's the answer that I got.
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    I'm not sure about the allocation of marks, I think you get 1/3 for Ep = Ek, 2/3 for the correct working and 3/3 for the correct answer. Not 100% sure though, he went through basically the full paper with a few of us.
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    For the peak voltage one, you just had to know that it was 10V per square (can't remember the name of it) and then count how many squares from the trough, not from the bottom?

    So I think there were 3 squares and I multiplied that by 10 getting a peak voltage of 30V?
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    (Original post by nerd434)
    For the peak voltage one, you just had to know that it was 10V per square (can't remember the name of it) and then count how many squares from the trough, not from the bottom?

    So I think there were 3 squares and I multiplied that by 10 getting a peak voltage of 30V?
    That is correct, physics teacher went over it too.
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    (Original post by jamieguitar101)
    thanks tasha96
    hoped you get the result you want
    Yeah man I definitely got 20V.

    Ns/Np = Vs/Vp then cross multiply?
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    (Original post by RobertAnthonySmith)
    That is correct, physics teacher went over it too.
    That's weird that you were allowed to take the paper away, we weren't !
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    We weren't, the invigilator handed my teacher copies on his way out of the school, a few hours after the exam
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    (Original post by Electric_Boots)
    liquid to gas
    That's what i wrote but everyone else in my exam wrote gas to liquid :-/
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    (Original post by jamieguitar101)
    thanks tasha96
    hoped you get the result you want
    No problem!
    I doubt I will- that went awfully. But the same to you! :hugs:

    (Original post by nerd434)
    For the peak voltage one, you just had to know that it was 10V per square (can't remember the name of it) and then count how many squares from the trough, not from the bottom?

    So I think there were 3 squares and I multiplied that by 10 getting a peak voltage of 30V?
    Yeah- that was how you did it. :yep:
    I was being really thick about it and counted it from the bottom. I spent ages on that as well- it was one of those ones that's really simple, but your brain just doesn't want to know about it! :lol:

    (Original post by nerd434)
    That's weird that you were allowed to take the paper away, we weren't !
    Nah- my teacher went to the school office and got the pile of spares!
    Besides- you cant take the paper out- you've written your answers on it!
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    For everyone who is worrying (including myself), I think we tend to focus on the all the silly mistakes instead of all the simple marks we picked up through straight forward answers and calculations!

    I'm sure everyone in this thread got a lot more answers correct than they did wrong! Most of us will have a 1 for our Practical and so we only require a 1 (if that's what you're going for) in either KU or PS andddddddd I think they will lower the boundaries by at least 3 marks on each section.
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    (Original post by nerd434)
    For everyone who is worrying (including myself), I think we tend to focus on the all the silly mistakes instead of all the simple marks we picked up through straight forward answers and calculations!

    I'm sure everyone in this thread got a lot more answers correct than they did wrong! Most of us will have a 1 for our Practical and so we only require a 1 (if that's what you're going for) in either KU or PS andddddddd I think they will lower the boundaries by at least 3 marks on each section.
    According to my teacher it's the hardest paper he's seen in 11+ years. Going on that I'm hoping (a lot) that the pass mark is brought down by more than 3 on each section. You never know.
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    (Original post by Electric_Boots)
    Really oh?! Well i spoke to a couple of people and they also got liquid to gas
    It was water to ice, surely that is liquid to solid?
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    (Original post by jamieguitar101)
    iI believe the pass mark will be brought down by atleast 8 marks
    Realistic to say the least. If it comes down by that many marks, I'm sure I'll get a 1/1.

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