OCR Physics A G484 - The Newtonian World - 11th June 2015 Watch

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Hardly any of the standard questions came up.. What are OCR playing at? Literally.. I feel like 75% of the G484 specification wasn't even touched upon in that exam.. Where were all the definitions for additional marks? Where was Brownian motion? Kinetic theory of gases & assumptions? Experiments? CIRCULAR MOTION?

Ah I'm hoping they make the bigger unit easier since its worth more.. Seriously can't get over how every single OCR science exam has been a mockery.. One or two are fine to test your understanding.. But every one of them doesn't really give many people a chance


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This was nothing compared to chemistry, I think doing it first gave me perspective haha
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That was really easy. Will be pissed if I haven't got 90 UMS in this.
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(Original post by Futuremedic2096)
This was nothing compared to chemistry, I think doing it first gave me perspective haha
Lol I did better in chem than on this paper
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Do you need an A* to go to uni?
No I'm staying an extra year at college to do further maths then I'll be applying for 2016 entry.
After looking at the mark scheme I would ideally like to retake this paper but I've retaken quite a few modules from maths and physics already and I don't think It will look good if I retake more
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How did you find it overall?
I think I made a lot of silly mistakes and stuff led with the 6 marker at the end of Q1
erm I messed up Q1, 2a, and didn't recognise the damping and resonance graphs as damping and resonance. I just tried to think through them using the equations.
In short I did much worse than I should have. And I need an A* for my firm choice uni.

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Hardly any of the standard questions came up.. What are OCR playing at? Literally.. I feel like 75% of the G484 specification wasn't even touched upon in that exam.. Where were all the definitions for additional marks? Where was Brownian motion? Kinetic theory of gases & assumptions? Experiments? CIRCULAR MOTION?

Ah I'm hoping they make the bigger unit easier since its worth more.. Seriously can't get over how every single OCR science exam has been a mockery.. One or two are fine to test your understanding.. But every one of them doesn't really give many people a chance

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Maybe they realised that physics isn't about who has the best memory, its about who understands the concepts properly. I thought it was a very good paper cos almost all the marks could be gained by understanding the theory and there were basically no questions where you just had to memorise the mark scheme.
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Lol I did better in chem than on this paper
I think I've done about the same raw but I imagine ums will be higher in chemistry
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Maybe they realised that physics isn't about who has the best memory, its about who understands the concepts properly. I thought it was a very good paper cos almost all the marks could be gained by understanding the theory and there were basically no questions where you just had to memorise the mark scheme.
I think I would have to agree with you, awkward in places but yeah it wasn't end if the world
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So i got around 40-44 thats just enough for me to give up on an A in physics
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Guys is there a unofficial mark scheme? If so can you please link it to me? :yep:

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Guys who ever got c3 its next XD better start preparing,forget about this module for now it was awkward but meh.
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See the unofficial mark scheme just above your post
Ty didn't see it earlier when I posted.
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According to the mark scheme I got around 50... This has to be some sort of joke I never do well in physics :cry2:
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(Original post by OliviaLin)
Hardly any of the standard questions came up.. What are OCR playing at? Literally.. I feel like 75% of the G484 specification wasn't even touched upon in that exam.. Where were all the definitions for additional marks? Where was Brownian motion? Kinetic theory of gases & assumptions? Experiments? CIRCULAR MOTION?

Ah I'm hoping they make the bigger unit easier since its worth more.. Seriously can't get over how every single OCR science exam has been a mockery.. One or two are fine to test your understanding.. But every one of them doesn't really give many people a chance


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G481 and G482 were also like G484 so I wouldn't expect G485 to be any better.

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Is the unofficial mark scheme up online? if so, can you link me to it please
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Is the unofficial mark scheme up online? if so, can you link me to it please
Yes, it is.

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3397779
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Maybe they realised that physics isn't about who has the best memory, its about who understands the concepts properly. I thought it was a very good paper cos almost all the marks could be gained by understanding the theory and there were basically no questions where you just had to memorise the mark scheme.
I agree but I think it was unfair to suddenly change the style of the paper
If I would have known it was going to be like that I would have spent my time practicing questions from a range of sources rather than trying to memorise mark schemes because that's what you needed to do to do well in previous years
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I agree but I think it was unfair to suddenly change the style of the paper
If I would have known it was going to be like that I would have spent my time practicing questions from a range of sources rather than trying to memorise mark schemes because that's what you needed to do to do well in previous years
Exactly. Literally.. Exams are meant to be about testing your knowledge of using the theoretical content you've learnt and using it practically in realistic hypothetical situations. However, every year the theme seems to be to learn the points and key terms stated on every markscheme and make sure you remember it all for the typical questions that come up. So that's how they've indoctrinated us to process a question.

This time, they've actually gone and changed their style which has completely thrown everyone because we are so used to doing exams for the statistical purpose of making it into the top however many percent for the top UMS.

I'm fuming about OCR but it's out of our hands now.. We've just got to hope for the best & if it doesn't go our way - regardless of how hard we've studied - then let's just be grateful for the new Clearing process UCAS have made for this year.
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Well that wasn't obvious

It said it was solar powered

So energy from sun converted into mass... E=mc²

So people might have thought mass stays same, because it was energy converted into the mass of ions
That'd be a lot of solar energy. I don't even remember seeing that it was solar powered 😂 wrote it wouldn't change then saw it ws three marks and realised the mass would decrease
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That'd be a lot of solar energy. I don't even remember seeing that it was solar powered 😂 wrote it wouldn't change then saw it ws three marks and realised the mass would decrease
I read into the wrong questions

Should have read into the ****ing SHM, and I would have seen 8Hz was a natural frequency, and I would have done the resonance ****ing graph lmao I'm so annoyed
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