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  • View Poll Results: What mark do you think you got out of 70?
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    (Original post by Goldn)
    Unofficial mark scheme yet?
    Yeah! Examiners have them. Only joking. It has not released yet.
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    I'm wondering why the boundaries are so low for this unit. Surely most people doing Physics will also be doing Maths with mechanics?
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    For the 6 marker, is water resistance an an accepted term for A level standard? Never liked the word drag.
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    (Original post by Jimmy20002012)
    Found the waves bit easy, but then the mechanics was something else....


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    Yeah. First question (mechanics) was a tricky question. In fact, most questions in this paper were tricky. So, what do you think you got in this paper (roughly)?
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    (Original post by NedStark)
    For the 6 marker, is water resistance an an accepted term for A level standard? Never liked the word drag.
    I just use 'resistive force'

    It should be ok, it was oil though
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    Just quickly, can anyone actually confirm what they got for the efficiency question? I seem to recall hearing various answers from people after the exam but not once did I hear what I was hoping for.

    Also, if anyone is curious as to what the grade boundaries have been for the papers since June 2009, I'll be attaching a document that was rather nicely posted a bit eariler on this thread. Sorry creator of the Excel document, I hope I haven't violated any copyright laws!

    Having them in a table just seems so much easier than using AQA's website to look for each year individually.. Ugh!
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    (Original post by NedStark)
    For the 6 marker, is water resistance an an accepted term for A level standard? Never liked the word drag.
    Not sure. I put viscous drag.
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    (Original post by Goldn)
    Unofficial mark scheme yet?
    Page 80, about midway. I've tried my best to compile a mark scheme based on what I've heard from others, and of course my own answers, but its a little incomplete so if you have anything to contribute, please feel free to do so!
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    effiency was 22%
    the first Q answer was like 6082 or something
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    (Original post by Davelittle)
    I just use 'resistive force'

    It should be ok, it was oil though

    Ahh FML, well that was a stupid mistake. Hoping they won't cap me at 2 marks or something for that.
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    (Original post by FLLF)
    It depends, it was out of 4, so I would say at least 2 and if were being optimistic 3
    Don't forget a mark was for sig figs


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    (Original post by lebron_23)
    Just quickly, can anyone actually confirm what they got for the efficiency question? I seem to recall hearing various answers from people after the exam but not once did I hear what I was hoping for.

    Also, if anyone is curious as to what the grade boundaries have been for the papers since June 2009, I'll be attaching a document that was rather nicely posted a bit eariler on this thread. Sorry creator of the Excel document, I hope I haven't violated any copyright laws!

    Having them in a table just seems so much easier than using AQA's website to look for each year individually.. Ugh!
    I got 24.4, no idea if it was right though.
    I used P=Fv to find the "useful" power. Then divided that by the 360kW engine thing that they gave you, then multiplied that by 100.
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    For the acceleration of the aircraft I did resultant/weight not resultant over mass... I would get 1 out of 2/3 right as that would be the first method step? Damn I even checked it working out the linear accelerations and finding the resultant of them also using the weight! Also I put 180 out of phase because I didn't read it and thought it wanted b to c not a to c. Hopefully I didn't get anything else wrong.


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    (Original post by NedStark)
    For the 6 marker, is water resistance an an accepted term for A level standard? Never liked the word drag.
    It was oil ... You might get it if they are lenient


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    (Original post by NedStark)
    Ahh FML, well that was a stupid mistake. Hoping they won't cap me at 2 marks or something for that.
    As long as you state that this causes the acceleration to decrease you should be fine
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    (Original post by StalkeR47)
    Hi Jimmy! How did you find it? I think it was more difficult paper than normal ones. Grade boundary I recon will be around 44-46 for an A. I think I got 57/70 in that one. Not happy with myself I made stupid mistakes and I needed full ums. But I think I got 65 in unit 1.
    Why do you "need" full ums? What is it that you need it for?
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    (Original post by NedStark)
    For the 6 marker, is water resistance an an accepted term for A level standard? Never liked the word drag.
    I'd say viscosity as its oil, can't really say water resistance i think, I just said reaction force from oil (viscosity)
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    (Original post by Bookaky)
    As long as you state that this causes the acceleration to decrease you should be fine
    Yeah I put that, hopefully you're right!
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    (Original post by jonny7bell)
    I got 24.4, no idea if it was right though.
    I used P=Fv to find the "useful" power. Then divided that by the 360kW engine thing that they gave you, then multiplied that by 100.
    22.4 or something like that
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    (Original post by jonny7bell)
    I got 24.4, no idea if it was right though.
    I used P=Fv to find the "useful" power. Then divided that by the 360kW engine thing that they gave you, then multiplied that by 100.
    I can't remember them giving us the velocity of the aircraft, or am I just being stupid? I used Fs\cos \theta to work out the work done and then figured out the power. I have no idea what I did on that question.. :rolleyes:
 
 
 
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