# Edexcel IGCSE PHYSICS 2017 Paper 2 official thread

#1
Does anyone have any predictions for Physics paper 2?
0
4 years ago
#2
(Original post by cotton candie)
Does anyone have any predictions for Physics paper 2?
From the past papers that I have done, I can see that static electricity is a very popular topic in paper 2.
0
4 years ago
#3
i don't know how to predict what will come up tomorrow like the rest but the moment, momentum. electric charge and definitely the transformer will probably be included in tomorrow's exam i don't think that electromagnets will come up
0
4 years ago
#4
This is what my teacher sent my class:

Spoiler:
Show

IGCSE PHYSICS Summer 2017 Paper 1 Analysis

Here’s a summary of what we got in paper 1:

Question

Section

Topics

Marks

1

5

2

4: Energy

Heat Transfer

9

3

3: Waves

Electromagnetic spectrum

9

4

2: Electricity

Mains electricity

9

5

4: Energy

Energy resources, efficiency, Sankey

10

6

2: Electricity

Experimental technique, graph, LDR

16

7

1: Forces and Motion

Experimental technique, terminal velocity

15

8

4, 1, 5: Energy, Motion, Matter

Work and power, v-t graph, pressure

19

9

3: Waves

Refraction, TIR

11

10

Nuclear fission, chain reaction

9

11

6: Electromagnetism

Electromagnetic induction, generator

8

I would guess that these topics are less likely to reappear in paper 2.

Stuff that didn’t come up (that is more likely to appear in paper 2):

Section

Topics

1

Distance-time graphs, F=ma, W=mg, stopping distances, moments, stretching, astronomy

2

Electrical energy and power, series and parallel circuits, IV characteristics, V=IR, Q=It

3

Wave properties, reflection, sound

4

KE=1/2 mv2, GPE = mgh, renewables/non-renewables

5

Density, Brownian motion, kinetic theory, Kelvin temperatures, Boyles law: p1V1=p2V2

6

Magnetism: field lines and patterns, motor effect: dc motor, loudspeaker

7

In addition to all of this there is all the stuff in bold in the specification, which can only appear in P2

Section

Topics

1

Vectors and scalars, momentum, law of moments

2

Electrostatics

3

Diffraction, analogue/digital, sound and oscilloscopes, pitch=frequency, loudness=amplitude

4

5

Change of state, Kelvin temperature µ average molecular KE, pressure law: p1/T1 = p2/T2.

6

Magnetic materials (hard/soft), electromagnets, field patterns of wire, flat coil and solenoid, forces on charged particles in magnetic fields, transformers: : Vp/Vs = Np/Ns , VpIp=VsIs. use of step-up/step-down transformers.

7

-
4
#5
(Original post by fpalmer)
This is what my teacher sent my class:

Spoiler:
Show

IGCSE PHYSICS Summer 2017 Paper 1 Analysis

Here’s a summary of what we got in paper 1:

Question

Section

Topics

Marks

1

5

2

4: Energy

Heat Transfer

9

3

3: Waves

Electromagnetic spectrum

9

4

2: Electricity

Mains electricity

9

5

4: Energy

Energy resources, efficiency, Sankey

10

6

2: Electricity

Experimental technique, graph, LDR

16

7

1: Forces and Motion

Experimental technique, terminal velocity

15

8

4, 1, 5: Energy, Motion, Matter

Work and power, v-t graph, pressure

19

9

3: Waves

Refraction, TIR

11

10

Nuclear fission, chain reaction

9

11

6: Electromagnetism

Electromagnetic induction, generator

8

I would guess that these topics are less likely to reappear in paper 2.

Stuff that didn’t come up (that is more likely to appear in paper 2):

Section

Topics

1

Distance-time graphs, F=ma, W=mg, stopping distances, moments, stretching, astronomy

2

Electrical energy and power, series and parallel circuits, IV characteristics, V=IR, Q=It

3

Wave properties, reflection, sound

4

KE=1/2 mv2, GPE = mgh, renewables/non-renewables

5

Density, Brownian motion, kinetic theory, Kelvin temperatures, Boyles law: p1V1=p2V2

6

Magnetism: field lines and patterns, motor effect: dc motor, loudspeaker

7

In addition to all of this there is all the stuff in bold in the specification, which can only appear in P2

Section

Topics

1

Vectors and scalars, momentum, law of moments

2

Electrostatics

3

Diffraction, analogue/digital, sound and oscilloscopes, pitch=frequency, loudness=amplitude

4

5

Change of state, Kelvin temperature µ average molecular KE, pressure law: p1/T1 = p2/T2.

6

Magnetic materials (hard/soft), electromagnets, field patterns of wire, flat coil and solenoid, forces on charged particles in magnetic fields, transformers: : Vp/Vs = Np/Ns , VpIp=VsIs. use of step-up/step-down transformers.

7

-

Thanks a lot
0
4 years ago
#6
(Original post by fpalmer)
This is what my teacher sent my class:

Spoiler:
Show

IGCSE PHYSICS Summer 2017 Paper 1 Analysis

Here’s a summary of what we got in paper 1:

Question

Section

Topics

Marks

1

5

2

4: Energy

Heat Transfer

9

3

3: Waves

Electromagnetic spectrum

9

4

2: Electricity

Mains electricity

9

5

4: Energy

Energy resources, efficiency, Sankey

10

6

2: Electricity

Experimental technique, graph, LDR

16

7

1: Forces and Motion

Experimental technique, terminal velocity

15

8

4, 1, 5: Energy, Motion, Matter

Work and power, v-t graph, pressure

19

9

3: Waves

Refraction, TIR

11

10

Nuclear fission, chain reaction

9

11

6: Electromagnetism

Electromagnetic induction, generator

8

I would guess that these topics are less likely to reappear in paper 2.

Stuff that didn’t come up (that is more likely to appear in paper 2):

Section

Topics

1

Distance-time graphs, F=ma, W=mg, stopping distances, moments, stretching, astronomy

2

Electrical energy and power, series and parallel circuits, IV characteristics, V=IR, Q=It

3

Wave properties, reflection, sound

4

KE=1/2 mv2, GPE = mgh, renewables/non-renewables

5

Density, Brownian motion, kinetic theory, Kelvin temperatures, Boyles law: p1V1=p2V2

6

Magnetism: field lines and patterns, motor effect: dc motor, loudspeaker

7

In addition to all of this there is all the stuff in bold in the specification, which can only appear in P2

Section

Topics

1

Vectors and scalars, momentum, law of moments

2

Electrostatics

3

Diffraction, analogue/digital, sound and oscilloscopes, pitch=frequency, loudness=amplitude

4

5

Change of state, Kelvin temperature µ average molecular KE, pressure law: p1/T1 = p2/T2.

6

Magnetic materials (hard/soft), electromagnets, field patterns of wire, flat coil and solenoid, forces on charged particles in magnetic fields, transformers: : Vp/Vs = Np/Ns , VpIp=VsIs. use of step-up/step-down transformers.

7

-

Thanks a lot and good luck for your exams 😊😊
0
4 years ago
#7
0
4 years ago
#8
Thought that was a fair paper.

For the potential energy of the raindrop I got 0.42 Joules. Then when using that in the last question I got 155 m/s for the raindrop's speed. So that must be OK as the question asked you to show it was around 150m/s.

For the half life graph question I got 80 years.

Other stuff seemed fairly straight forward. I hope
0
4 years ago
#9
Got that Potential Energy. Didn't get the KE = 1/2mv² question. Wrote the equation however so I might grab a mark. For the half-life graph question, I put 93 years and so did many people in my year.
0
4 years ago
#10
What was the answer for the collapsing of the can? The one related to pressure.
0
4 years ago
#11
Any other answers for today's exam?
0
4 years ago
#12
(Original post by Xoana200)
What was the answer for the collapsing of the can? The one related to pressure.
I wrote that the gas particles cool down ,therefore their average KE decreases and they hit the inside walls of the can less frequently. This results in a lowered peressure inside. The can cannot support the imbalance in the pressure and collapses.
I wasn't sure if I had to say that some water vapour condenses, so the number of particles inside decreases. I mentioned it at the end.
0
4 years ago
#13
(Original post by Darwinion)
Thought that was a fair paper.

For the potential energy of the raindrop I got 0.42 Joules. Then when using that in the last question I got 155 m/s for the raindrop's speed. So that must be OK as the question asked you to show it was around 150m/s.

For the half life graph question I got 80 years.

Other stuff seemed fairly straight forward. I hope
Was a very nice paper. May have lost marks on the sequence question though.
0
4 years ago
#14
For the Equations on the back i made the mass of the drop into grams. Do you think i would still get the marks. I ended up getting 420 for the ke so i prob got that wrong but for the 150m/s queston i got 154.
0
4 years ago
#15
(Original post by GCSE pupil)
From the past papers that I have done, I can see that static electricity is a very popular topic in paper 2.
I can confirm that static electricity is going to come up, even with the new spec
0
X

new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

### Oops, nobody has postedin the last few hours.

Why not re-start the conversation?

see more

### See more of what you like onThe Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

### Poll

Join the discussion

#### Have you done work experience at school/college?

Yes (155)
41.67%
Not yet, but I will soon (69)
18.55%
No (148)
39.78%