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1. Hey, Ive got a physics ISA on Wednesday where we made a mass oscillate on a ruler attached to two springs. It would really help if you could give me some topics to revise for or what areas to go around. I really need help as i got a D in my last ISA :\

so far i have:
% error
% uncertainty
straight line equation
SHM, damping
Fiducial markings

Is there anything else I need to know?

Help would be much appreciated!
2. Basically with the ISA's there is always a set exam style. Each one is pretty much exactly the same. Is this A/S then?

Yes - make sure you know how to calculate the %uncertainty, difference and error, and also what to do if you are multiplying values with errors (Add the two errors!)

Yes, y=mx+c and if you are less confident with maths revise how to rearrange a lot.

If this is A level (not just A/s) revise logs and exponentionals just in case!

Simple harmonic motion, damping, kinetic/ potential energy, I had one like this but about Young's Modulus...

Oh and there may be a question about how you would improve the practical, ie. what could have caused error and thus how you would solve it. (WARNING some ecam boards state that error in timing (ie reaction time) is not a valid answer, go for paralax error and stuff like not considering weight of sellotape etc...)

That should be all. Just remember the last one, and it will be in exactly the same format.

(Source, I just did 3 ISA's in one week, and got full marks in the end )

Good luck!
3. (Original post by pianofluteftw)
Basically with the ISA's there is always a set exam style. Each one is pretty much exactly the same. Is this A/S then?

Yes - make sure you know how to calculate the %uncertainty, difference and error, and also what to do if you are multiplying values with errors (Add the two errors!)

Yes, y=mx+c and if you are less confident with maths revise how to rearrange a lot.

If this is A level (not just A/s) revise logs and exponentionals just in case!

Simple harmonic motion, damping, kinetic/ potential energy, I had one like this but about Young's Modulus...

Oh and there may be a question about how you would improve the practical, ie. what could have caused error and thus how you would solve it. (WARNING some ecam boards state that error in timing (ie reaction time) is not a valid answer, go for paralax error and stuff like not considering weight of sellotape etc...)

That should be all. Just remember the last one, and it will be in exactly the same format.

(Source, I just did 3 ISA's in one week, and got full marks in the end )

Good luck!
Thanks and yh it is AQA A2. Hopefully your advice will pay off for me as much as it did for you!
4. (Original post by markwilliams_hello)
Hey, Ive got a physics ISA on Wednesday where we made a mass oscillate on a ruler attached to two springs. It would really help if you could give me some topics to revise for or what areas to go around. I really need help as i got a D in my last ISA :\

so far i have:
% error
% uncertainty
straight line equation
SHM, damping
Fiducial markings

Is there anything else I need to know?

Help would be much appreciated!
Hello hello, could you possibly give me some tips on this??
5. yerr i did the ISA today got the exam bit tomorrow :/.. i took a look at what you posted and am touching up on it .
Thanks
6. is the A2 ISA on simple harmonic motion then?
7. (Original post by markwilliams_hello)
Hey, Ive got a physics ISA on Wednesday where we made a mass oscillate on a ruler attached to two springs. It would really help if you could give me some topics to revise for or what areas to go around. I really need help as i got a D in my last ISA :\

so far i have:
% error
% uncertainty
straight line equation
SHM, damping
Fiducial markings

Is there anything else I need to know?

Help would be much appreciated!
hope it went okay! any heads up for whats on the paper? I have the written part tomorrow :/
8. guys any feedback on the paper would be greatly appreciated, i have mine this week
9. THE AQA PHYSICS JUNE 2010 paper ISA

GO TO THIS LINK:

AQA UNIT 3 QP June 2010
10. Anyone have the mark scheme nd paper for June 2010 physics ISA A2 really need it for revision
11. any advice on what question will come up on the AQA A2 physics isa.

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