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    I am planning on joining a college that doesn't provide past papers for entrance exams and so I have been using those from colleges such as Winchester college.

    So far I have struggled severely in answering questions despite being at the top of my class in GCSE Physics. An example question is:

    A ball thrown vertically into the air has an initial kinetic energy of 9 Joules and a mass of 0.5KG. Take g to be 9.8 N/KG. Calculate how long it would take to reach a point 1 Metre above it's starting position.

    Here I am completely lost. Nothing I have ever learnt allows me to do this.

    Am I expected to have any extra knowledge of Physics beyond the syllabus?
    Also, does anyone have any experience with St Paul's entrance exams?
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    (Original post by AleksMurfitt)
    I am planning on joining a college that doesn't provide past papers for entrance exams and so I have been using those from colleges such as Winchester college.

    So far I have struggled severely in answering questions despite being at the top of my class in GCSE Physics. An example question is:

    A ball thrown vertically into the air has an initial kinetic energy of 9 Joules and a mass of 0.5KG. Take g to be 9.8 N/KG. Calculate how long it would take to reach a point 1 Metre above it's starting position.

    Here I am completely lost. Nothing I have ever learnt allows me to do this.

    Am I expected to have any extra knowledge of Physics beyond the syllabus?
    Also, does anyone have any experience with St Paul's entrance exams?
    I don't know much about sixth form entrance exams.

    Does the past paper question include 5 spelling/grammar mistakes?

    For this question you need to know the equation for kinetic energy, the relationship between gravitational field strength and acceleration and how to apply suvat equations. These were all in my GCSE spec but I don't know if they're covered in all specs.

    Do they give you any guidance on what should be revised?
 
 
 
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