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AS Level New Spec Official Edexcel Physics Paper 1: Core Physics I - 24th of May Watch

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    (Original post by Reda2)
    I'm doing OCR but this is how I would have approached it, look at the PDF. I hope it helps.

    PDF download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/5r...ty_problem.pdf

    *I also attached an image of all of it, but you might not be able to see the small writing, so use PDF if needed.
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    Thanks so much! Best of luck for your exams
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    (Original post by Arran1109)
    Does anybody else feel the same as me - I go through the revision books, makes notes etc. but then when it comes to the questions in the exam, THEY'RE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TO WHAT IS IN THE BOOKS. I really hope that specimen paper was purposely harder than the exam or something. Please can someone relate?! My entire class feels the same way
    Arran i feel exactly the same way as you do. When i read through all my notes, and when i'm listening to the teachers it all seems to make sense, but when i did the specimen paper the questions made no sense at all. I just hope that the exam will be more straightforward than the specimen. GL
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    (Original post by NisarKhan)
    Thanks so much! Best of luck for your exams
    I hope it helped. Thank you, you too.
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    (Original post by Joseph Tuffin)
    Arran i feel exactly the same way as you do. When i read through all my notes, and when i'm listening to the teachers it all seems to make sense, but when i did the specimen paper the questions made no sense at all. I just hope that the exam will be more straightforward than the specimen. GL
    My teacher has spoken with someone at edexcel and they admit that the specimen papers are difficult. More so the locked specimen papers which were 10 times harder than the ones we can access from the pearsons website.
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    (Original post by coo11ard)
    My teacher has spoken with someone at edexcel and they admit that the specimen papers are difficult. More so the locked specimen papers which were 10 times harder than the ones we can access from the pearsons website.

    Do you (or anyone else) have a pdf of the specimen papers, if so, can you please post it?
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    Does anyone have a pdf of the specimen papers because they would really help. Thanks
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    (Original post by Normy18)
    Does anyone have a pdf of the specimen papers because they would really help. Thanks
    http://qualifications.pearson.com/co...on_updated.pdf
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    This new specification is absolutely impossible
    I doubt anyone in the country taking this exam will get above a C
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    (Original post by ovo424)
    This new specification is absolutely impossible
    I doubt anyone in the country taking this exam will get above a C
    Are you sure, the grade boundaries will just drop lmao
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    is this for IAL or just for OCR or AQA
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    That is the SAM not the specimen paper. The Exam board release a Sample Assessment Material Paper and a Specimen Paper.
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    (Original post by OGGUS)
    Are you sure, the grade boundaries will just drop lmao
    Drop by how much?
    5 marks for an A?
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    (Original post by ovo424)
    Drop by how much?
    5 marks for an A?
    I wish but definitely no, people are getting smarter so i guess if the paper is hard 66% might be an A but not 5/80 lmao
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    Edexcel.
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    (Original post by Arran1109)
    Does anybody else feel the same as me - I go through the revision books, makes notes etc. but then when it comes to the questions in the exam, THEY'RE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TO WHAT IS IN THE BOOKS. I really hope that specimen paper was purposely harder than the exam or something. Please can someone relate?! My entire class feels the same way

    I definitely know what you mean, best to keep trying questions tbh
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    (Original post by Results)
    I definitely know what you mean, best to keep trying questions tbh
    what's everyone's thoughts about tomorrows exam, good or bad ??
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    Anyone know where to find some solid momentum/moment questions aside from physicsandmathstutor??
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    (Original post by ineeed4As)
    Anyone know where to find some solid momentum/moment questions aside from physicsandmathstutor??
    not too sure as I have the majority of questions on paper I do have some which I could sent to you if you want??
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    (Original post by OGGUS)
    I wish but definitely no, people are getting smarter so i guess if the paper is hard 66% might be an A but not 5/80 lmao
    Normally they fit it to a normal distribution so approx top 10-20% get an A, next 10-20% B next 10-20% C etc so a much harder paper shouldnt reduce grades by too much... main problem is that an exam thats much harder than what people are expecting can throw people off and the results could be a complte mess
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    Looking at 2014 Grade boundaries, need 53-55/80 to get an A. That's 67.5% for an A on old spec (kinda handy for me since thats what I got on the specimens)
    If our paper is much harder then I'd anticipate lower grade boundaries for an A
 
 
 
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