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ANSWERS: OCR Physics B(Advancing Physics) G491~ 20th May 2014~ AS Physics Watch

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    Hard
    67.07%
    Medium
    10.98%
    Easy
    3.66%
    >55
    7.32%
    50-45
    14.63%
    44-49
    14.63%
    40-43
    10.98%
    35-39
    15.85%
    30-34
    9.76%
    25-29
    3.66%
    20-24
    4.88%
    <24
    2.44%
    I managed to finish all of the paper and check
    13.41%
    I managed to finish the paper but didn't check
    26.83%
    I missed off a few of the questions
    37.80%
    I missed >half of the questions
    3.66%

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    (Original post by Mutleybm1996)
    See below for the paper and marksheme

    post what you think you got

    Can you upload the paper and markscheme again? I can't access the attachments.
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    (Original post by Robbo54)
    Can you upload the paper and markscheme again? I can't access the attachments.
    Same.
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    Here you go
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    (Original post by Clai)
    Same.
    give it a minute and refresh your browser

    it'll work then, attachments don't seem to be working on TSR recently
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    (Original post by Mutleybm1996)
    give it a minute and refresh your browser

    it'll work then, attachments don't seem to be working on TSR recently
    Still not working, apart from the first one. Could you zip them up or put them on another site?
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    (Original post by H0PEL3SS)
    Still not working, apart from the first one. Could you zip them up or put them on another site?
    see above post for a (compressed) pdf, that's the only way i could post it on here. if you'd like a copy of the original i can email it to you, pm me your email.

    what do you think you got mark wise?
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    (Original post by Mutleybm1996)
    see above post for a (compressed) pdf, that's the only way i could post it on here. if you'd like a copy of the original i can email it to you, pm me your email.

    what do you think you got mark wise?
    No idea, it's been a while. From what I remember I put, I've got about 75-80% of it, so I'd put that at about 45+ in total?
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    (Original post by H0PEL3SS)
    No idea, it's been a while. From what I remember I put, I've got about 75-80% of it, so I'd put that at about 45+ in total?
    Oh ok, people at my college in London have a range of scores from 10 all the way up to 51. Mean is around 25-35 mark


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    i think i've got 25-30 marks. i actually tried really hard to do well in physics, hoping to get a B. Now i don't even know whether to turn up to the exam on 9th of June.
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    (Original post by kobobo)
    i think i've got 25-30 marks. i actually tried really hard to do well in physics, hoping to get a B. Now i don't even know whether to turn up to the exam on 9th of June.
    that'll probably be a B!
    what did everyone at your college get?
    anyone else?
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    (Original post by kobobo)
    i think i've got 25-30 marks. i actually tried really hard to do well in physics, hoping to get a B. Now i don't even know whether to turn up to the exam on 9th of June.
    Ask around your college i bet people have the same, if not lower, marks than you


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    I find it confusing that 5 people think they got >55, yet only two have said it was easy? I wonder who is honest and who is a troll.
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    (Original post by DomStaff)
    I find it confusing that 5 people think they got >55, yet only two have said it was easy? I wonder who is honest and who is a troll.
    What I find confusing is how anyone could have got above 55


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    (Original post by Knowing)
    What I find confusing is how anyone could have got above 55


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    Very much possible, with good guessing about the density of wood and water (I had no clue) and the uses of graphene etc.

    I think I got 52-54, but no chance did I get >55.
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    (Original post by DomStaff)
    Very much possible, with good guessing about the density of wood and water (I had no clue) and the uses of graphene etc.

    I think I got 52-54, but no chance did I get >55.

    You must be the top student in your class though you told me most people would have gotten between 10-30. I personally got between 35-40 i think possibly 45 if i'm lucky. I just read so many of the questions wrong


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    Thoughts on grade boundaries?


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    (Original post by Mutleybm1996)
    You must be the top student in your class though you told me most people would have gotten between 10-30. I personally got between 35-40 i think possibly 45 if i'm lucky. I just read so many of the questions wrong


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    Oh yes indeed, no arrogance intended, mere honesty. E.g. we did the June UP paper as a proper mock and the marks (apart from mine) ranged from 18-56/100. So judging from what they said after that exam, I would be incredibly surprised if any got past 30. Which I think will be a C. You're looking at an A then. If its not an A it'll be something like 78% UMS or whatever.

    (Original post by Mutleybm1996)
    Thoughts on grade boundaries?


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    For me:
    A-36
    B-31
    C-27
    D-23
    E-19
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    (Original post by Mutleybm1996)
    Thoughts on grade boundaries?


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    30-A
    26-B
    23-C
    Etc
    Just because the paper was so hard this year
    The grade boundaries were 34 for an A in 2010 when the paper wasn't even this hard so fingers crossed :/
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    (Original post by artisha)
    30-A
    26-B
    23-C
    Etc
    Just because the paper was so hard this year
    The grade boundaries were 34 for an A in 2010 when the paper wasn't even this hard so fingers crossed :/

    (Original post by DomStaff)
    Oh yes indeed, no arrogance intended, mere honesty. E.g. we did the June UP paper as a proper mock and the marks (apart from mine) ranged from 18-56/100. So judging from what they said after that exam, I would be incredibly surprised if any got past 30. Which I think will be a C. You're looking at an A then. If its not an A it'll be something like 78% UMS or whatever.



    For me:
    A-36
    B-31
    C-27
    D-23
    E-19
    Looking back it wasn't hard...there were just so many 1 markers that required a bit of thought and threw me!
    I reckon G492 will be ok, i like the unit(there isn't much scope for them to mess it up) but it does make me think a bit harder! Section C seems ok, i haven't tried any, is it generally easier than section B? Seems it!
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    (Original post by Mutleybm1996)
    Looking back it wasn't hard...there were just so many 1 markers that required a bit of thought and threw me!
    I reckon G492 will be ok, i like the unit(there isn't much scope for them to mess it up) but it does make me think a bit harder! Section C seems ok, i haven't tried any, is it generally easier than section B? Seems it!
    No I hate section C! In the mock I think every single one of my dropped marks was from section C, none from A or B. Granted I didn't study it in depth because it wasn't relevant to me, but still. They ask stupid questions which aren't physics, sometimes. Too many 'suggest' questions. I wish I did OCR A, apparently that is more theoretical rather than applied.
 
 
 
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