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    (Original post by Bslforever)
    Always the optimist eh? Why shouldnt the OP expect to do really well if they put all the work in?
    from personal experience people usually get a bit of a shock when they get their first AS results back. Just saying A levels are really tough, but sure if they do enough work then A grades are of course possible.
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    from personal experience people usually get a bit of a shock when they get their first AS results back. Just saying A levels are really tough, but sure if they do enough work then A grades are of course possible.
    Ok. However that is your own personal experience. Its not wise to tell someone that they cant expect to do well just because you/people you know didn't.
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    (Original post by Doughnuts!!)
    This is speaking from purely MY experience of AS Physics so far by the way. I never did GCSE Physics but at the beginning of the AS course, it wasn't too bad after I had grasped all the concepts. Saying that however, I recently did my Jan exam (OCR) and am convinced I failed terribly! On OCR, they expect you to know the basic concepts and then apply them in a way you haven't learnt about before!

    I definitely woud not continue with Physics to A2 for fear of dying from overworking myself!
    I think that is the same with all the exam boards. It's what makes Physics so hard. Module 1 (mechanics and electricity) has real easy content but the exam questions are akwardly asked or hard to recognise.

    Out of curiosity, do other exam boards have Data Analysis as part of Module 4? That's what I'm finding most difficult about A2 Physics. Most of module 4 is learning off equations and definitions

    EDIT: I'm CCEA by the way
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    Subjective, maybe I find it easier cause I do alot of maths. Got 87% in PHY1 mock new spec I think. It is alot of formulae but there is understanding that needs to be grasped. Especially in Particle Physics.
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    Once you understand the concepts and can remember (some of) them in detail then it isn't that bad of an A-Level. The applying knowelege can throw people off though as sometimes your not sure what the question is actually asking you for. Other than that it's fine. I say this now though, ask me tomorrow after unit 4 :/
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    (Original post by ebyrne288)
    I think that is the same with all the exam boards. It's what makes Physics so hard. Module 1 (mechanics and electricity) has real easy content but the exam questions are akwardly asked or hard to recognise.

    Out of curiosity, do other exam boards have Data Analysis as part of Module 4? That's what I'm finding most difficult about A2 Physics. Most of module 4 is learning off equations and definitions

    EDIT: I'm CCEA by the way
    Hmmm....on OCR Module 1 was purely Electrons, Waves and Photons and Module 2 is Mechanics, As for the question about Data Analysis, I actually can't answer, still doing AS
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    Depends on what syllabus you are doing. Edexcel Physics is pretty easy. Unit 1 has Mechanics and Fluids/Materials. The mechanics have mostly GCSE work (like the four motion equations and energy/work/power). Unit 2 has Waves, Electricity and Light. Unit 3 could be the hardest as it is the practical. Fortunately for me I only have to do an alternative written paper, but I think you would have to do the live practical exam.

    I haven'd done the exams yet. But from the practice papers I can tell you that there are around 10 MCQ questions in Unit 1 and the rest are short answer Qs. They are not too hard.
 
 
 

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