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    As the current thread is getting rather full with unit 1 discussion I've created this new thread solely for unit 2 discussion. Let's hope AQA are going to be nice to us in this one!

    Previous grade boundaries:
    A B C D E
    Jun 2014 55 49 43 37 32
    Jun 2013 51 45 39 34 29
    Jan 2013 50 44 39 34 29
    Jun 2012 50 45 40 35 31
    Jan 2012 48 43 38 33 29
    Jun 2011 49 44 39 34 29
    Jan 2011 50 44 38 33 28
    Jun 2010 45 39 34 29 24
    Jan 2010 48 42 36 31 26
    Jun 2009 56 49 42 35 29
    Jan 2009 49 43 37 31 26

    Hardest papers are: Jan 2010, Jun 2010, Jan 2012

    Average papers are: Jan 2009, Jan 2011, Jun 2012, Jan 2013

    Easy papers are: Jun 2009, Jun 2013, Jun 2014

    Past papers, mark schemes and exam reports:
    http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/scien...d-mark-schemes

    or

    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...on/aqa-unit-2/

    Notes/revision:
    Revision notes

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    PhysicsNet

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    For those who aim high, made a list of A mark and full UMS mark and the mean.
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    jesus 45 for an A and 57 for full UMS
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    (Original post by Parallex)
    jesus 45 for an A and 57 for full UMS
    Quickly flicking through the paper, you can probably see why. Looks fairly brutal.
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    (Original post by scrlk)
    Quickly flicking through the paper, you can probably see why. Looks fairly brutal.
    ooh I'll have a look after this D2 paper

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    (Original post by scrlk)
    Quickly flicking through the paper, you can probably see why. Looks fairly brutal.
    I actually did well in that, whereas the easiest paper...(no comment )
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    What is the best way to revise for unit 2, how can I fully understand waves ?


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    Well hopefully people have learned the lesson from the unit one.

    Prediction will not work.

    - They said oscilloscope will come up because there was none last year.
    - They said six marker will be on photoelectric effect because it hasn't come up in a while.
    - They said internal resistance won't come up because our ISA was on it.
    - They said circuit calculations will be the main theme because there was none last year.
    - They said the six marker won't be on particles because it has recently come up in June 2013
    - They said they liked chips and crisps, but boy were they wrong, they'd have never imagined potatoes would ever hunt them down in their dreams.
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    (Original post by C0balt)
    Well hopefully people have learned the lesson from the unit one.

    Prediction will not work.
    I'm going to predict there will be a mechanics question featuring a potato.

    Would be a great 'joke' from AQA.
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    (Original post by scrlk)
    I'm going to predict there will be a mechanics question featuring a potato.

    Would be a great 'joke' from AQA.
    - A potato was fired off AQA headquarters at an angle of 12 degrees at 300ms^-1. Calculate the time taken to hit a Year 12 student in the face.
    - A potato was hang from a spring to give an extension of 2cm. Calculate the weight of the potato if the spring constant is 30kNm-1
    - A potato was dropped into a cylinder full of year 12 blood. Draw a velocity time graph for the motion of the potato.
    - A potato was fired at a diffraction grating. Describe and explain what happens.
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    (Original post by C0balt)
    - A potato was fired off AQA headquarters at an angle of 12 degrees at 300ms^-1. Calculate the time taken to hit a Year 12 student in the face.
    - A potato was hang from a spring to give an extension of 2cm. Calculate the weight of the potato if the spring constant is 30kNm-1
    - A potato was dropped into a cylinder full of year 12 blood. Draw a velocity time graph for the motion of the potato.
    - A potato was fired at a diffraction grating. Describe and explain what happens.
    Legend.


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    Just quick. What are the average grade boundaries for unit 1 most likely to be this year. Would 50 cut it for an A
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    An all of u need to chillax we have a half term now and 2 weeks to revise for unit 2 it's pointless stressing now over i
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    (Original post by john123412)
    Just quick. What are the average grade boundaries for unit 1 most likely to be this year. Would 50 cut it for an A
    53 average but I'm pretty sure it will be lower.
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    Not a fan of the waves section for unit 2, mechanics is ok though.


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    (Original post by C0balt)
    - A potato was fired off AQA headquarters at an angle of 12 degrees at 300ms^-1. Calculate the time taken to hit a Year 12 student in the face.
    - A potato was hang from a spring to give an extension of 2cm. Calculate the weight of the potato if the spring constant is 30kNm-1
    - A potato was dropped into a cylinder full of year 12 blood. Draw a velocity time graph for the motion of the potato.
    - A potato was fired at a diffraction grating. Describe and explain what happens.
    Personally, I am quite offended.
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    Can't believe a new account was made for that potato

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    (Original post by potato cell)
    Personally, I am quite offended.
    I'm sorry, I didn't specifically mean to offend you
    I'm strongly against racism actually
    If potatoes count as a race my apologies

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    Guys - I really need to do well on this exam! People who did reasonably okay on unit 1 - what did you do in the exam? Did you work quickly through the paper, or did you just practice some really brutal questions at home or...?

    I think I got a high B in paper one, so i need a middle-high A to average out an A overall!!

    Thanks everyone
 
 
 
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