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    Is it a paper where the whole exam can be on anything covered in the two years? Or, is it where there is just on question which is on something covered previously?
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    synoptic means everything.they can ask you anything from your course. most a level exams have synoptic sections. so in a way u cnt always get away with not looking abck at ur year 12 stuff.
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    Well you know what a synopsis to a film is? It gives an you the general content of the whole film. Synoptic means drawing from a range of texts drawing together what they share in terms of themes or whatever (for English anyway).

    I'd imagine it comes from latin for 'the whole' or something...
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    As in the physics synotic (27th) can cover anything in units 1,2,3 and 4


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    (Original post by dhutch)
    As in the physics synotic (27th) can cover anything in units 1,2,3 and 4


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    But nothing from 5 or 6.

    So, you have a Synoptic, then exams for modules 5 and 6.


    Total = 3 exams
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    Well, we module 5 is our choice module, where you get to pick one of the avlable ones (numbered 5-9)
    - And then our 6th unit (which is numbered unit10) IS the synoptic


    So i did the following units

    Jan 04
    Unit1
    June 04
    Unit2
    Unit3
    Jan 05
    Unit4
    June 05
    Unit8 (option)
    Unit10 (synoptic)

    - why do you ask?


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    (Original post by Alcohol5%)
    Is it a paper where the whole exam can be on anything covered in the two years? Or, is it where there is just on question which is on something covered previously?
    Yes.

    Sometimes it covers one section of the spec and/or units than the others. The synoptic usually concentrate on the A2 units with some concentration on the AS units.

    For example, geography synoptic covers the human and physical aspects in the synoptic. It might cover more human stuff than physical or vice versa or maybe a balance of both.
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    (Original post by dhutch)
    Well, we module 5 is our choice module, where you get to pick one of the avlable ones (numbered 5-9)
    - And then our 6th unit (which is numbered unit10) IS the synoptic


    So i did the following units

    Jan 04
    Unit1
    June 04
    Unit2
    Unit3
    Jan 05
    Unit4
    June 05
    Unit8 (option)
    Unit10 (synoptic)

    - why do you ask?


    Daniel
    Just wanted to know. So, for my Physics a2 will I have something like: Module Exam, Module Exam, Synoptic Exam
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    (Original post by Alcohol5%)
    Just wanted to know. So, for my Physics a2 will I have something like: Module Exam, Module Exam, Synoptic Exam
    Yes. You might have this combination for some subjects that you are taking: module exam, synoptic, coursework.
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    Every A Level has a synoptic paper at the end so wen u go to uni u dont look like a module junkie. Normally, it is not that hard but u get stumped if u come unprepared.
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    (Original post by Alcohol5%)
    Just wanted to know. So, for my Physics a2 will I have something like: Module Exam, Module Exam, Synoptic Exam
    Yeah, we sat our (AQA) physic mods as i detailed above.

    - Unit 1,2,3,4, or noramal mods
    - Then unit5-9 is your 'choice' (and had a nuclear insatblity question at the front)
    - And unit10 is the synoptic.

    You can download all the past papers, and the mark schemes, and sysabus and everything off the AQA website.
    - Also the heinmann 'revise as/a2 physics' book is a must.


    Daniel
 
 
 
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