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Poll: AQA Physics PHYA4 – 20th June 2016 Watch

  • View Poll Results: How difficult was the AQA Unit 4 Physics exam? (June 2016)
    Very hard
    33
    7.73%
    Hard
    111
    26.00%
    Okay
    213
    49.88%
    Easy
    60
    14.05%
    Very easy
    10
    2.34%

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    Is there an unofficial mark scheme?
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    (Original post by Euclidean)
    The correct shape is a bit like a U right?
    I think so
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    (Original post by MintyMilk)
    Probably dropped 20 marks max, guessing more like 15 though, so I'll probably be right on the edge of an A* either way (which is what I planned for)

    The momentum question was definitely strange, so I'd imagine the grade boundaries will be a couple marks lower just from that, otherwise I'd say it was a fairly standard paper.

    Didn't get the 4 mark energy derivation, nor the 4 mark momentum question after that. Might pick up 1 or 2 marks for my scrawlings + giving the unit for momentum though, so by no means enough to ruin the paper.

    Multiple choice was fairly standard too, though I didn't see that the object in question 2 was 2kg, so I ended up with 10 m/s as my answer... Pretty frustrated that I missed that since it was probably the easiest mark in the entire paper
    Yeah I didn't get either momentum 4 markers but stuck in the unit and may sneak a wording mark....and yeah pretty standard paper thankfully....nearly messed up the time constant question but luckily realised it was ln1/0.2 not 0.8
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    Any idea what 60/75 should be? Need an A, got 270/300 last year so as long as I average 80% across AS and A2, I'll meet my offer :/
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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    Any idea what 60/75 should be? Need an A, got 270/300 last year so as long as I average 80% across AS and A2, I'll meet my offer :/
    Should be a comfortable A* at a guess.
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    (Original post by ombtom)
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    The poll I saw of last year (which I can't seem to find now ) was the A mark prediction so I think a poll like that would be good, or for CAP
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    (Original post by particlestudent)
    I was so confident my shape was right . What would the other 2 marks be? Wouldn't it reaching 9.81 and 8.87 be one
    I think:

    1 mark for starting at 9.8 and ending at roughly 8.9
    1 mark for the general shape (i.e. decreasing from 9.8 to zero and increasing to 8.9) / u-shaped curve
    1 mark for the 'zero point' being slightly closer to Venus

    with a bit of luck you could get two marks
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    Would dropping 20 marks give me an A ?
 
 
 
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