Exam thread for OCR A Physics- Exploring Physics 8/6/18

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Hiya guys, what's peoples predictions for tomorrow? Thinking could use this as a thread before and after the exam. How did everyone find Modelling Physics too?
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ohhh jeez im nervous
im not as confident in the exploring paper, and i have no idea what they will bring up

hopefully the six markers are kind - i quite liked the 6 markers in the exploring paper from 2017!! honestly, ill be incredibly happy if one six marker asks us to evaluate some data, its easy marks if you waffle long enough

i wonder if they'll have some good marks for medical physics
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Hiya guys, what's peoples predictions for tomorrow? Thinking could use this as a thread before and after the exam. How did everyone find Modelling Physics too?
also, modelling physics wasnt too bad, but i messed up one of the six markers sadly
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also, modelling physics wasnt too bad, but i messed up one of the six markers sadly
The escape velocity of helium question?
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yup lol
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Modelling physics went badly for me, especially the 6 markers. So expecting a slightly easier paper this time. Could've been first exam nerves though.

Not sure how they could make medical physics hard so I'm sure that's free marks. Also the 6 markers should be alright as in modelling it's mostly just using a proportionality relationship.

Not looking forward to magnetic fields as they could ask a strange question there. Also waves... a 6 marker on resonance tube wouldn't be nice.

Expecting a multiple EMF circuit to come up.
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There's no hope for me I'm gonna fail, unless a miracle happens
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I thought it was very easy
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I thought it was better than modelling paper
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That was A lot better than the modelling paper. I've started an unofficial mark scheme check it out!
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https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5420034
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90/100 grade boundaries for an A* likely after that piss-easy paper.
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Waheyyyy I found it hard time to get the rope
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Found it quite good but hope for low grade boundaries coz YOLO
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6 markers weren't awful, capacitance one was a blessing. Other one wasn't so bad. I **** the bed in the Magnetic fields Qs & explained PET scans for the CAT scans Q despite telling myself I'm 100% explaining the wrong thing. Waffled through out most of the explaining Qs.

Hello there C grade, if grade boundaries are lowered which they won't be, overall!
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6 markers weren't awful, capacitance one was a blessing. Other one wasn't so bad. I **** the bed in the Magnetic fields Qs & explained PET scans for the CAT scans Q despite telling myself I'm 100% explaining the wrong thing. Waffled through out most of the explaining Qs.

Hello there C grade, if grade boundaries are lowered which they won't be, overall!
I wouldn't worry too much. Personally I think it went quite well but I don't see how it was apparently so much easier than paper 1. It really wasn't. There were a lot of traps so I feel like the grade boundaries will not be too bad Good luck with all of the rest of your exams anyway!
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Waheyyyy I found it hard time to get the rope
I thought it went alright but I don't understand how people think it was so much easier than paper 1. I feel like they were quite similar in difficulty. People have different opinions I guess but I don't like it when people go around saying papers were easy even if I didn't struggle myself. Don't worry
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Was a bit easier than Paper 1, but still had some difficult maths questions in it so it wasn't much easier. I explained gamma camera for CAT scan and forgot that joule wasn't an SI base unit lol. Also did the internal resistance one wrong bc I got 20 but hopefully picked up method marks. Think it was a similar paper to last year so grade boundaries won't change much. Overall I think it'll be around 65 for an A in paper 1, and around 70 for paper 2. Hopefully they don't completely **** us over with paper 3 next Thursday.
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I wouldn't worry too much. Personally I think it went quite well but I don't see how it was apparently so much easier than paper 1. It really wasn't. There were a lot of traps so I feel like the grade boundaries will not be too bad Good luck with all of the rest of your exams anyway!
Thank you for the reassuring words, I don't actually think I got a C, but it's nice to see someone actually looking out for others who may be down!
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(Original post by Bulbasaur10)
I thought it went alright but I don't understand how people think it was so much easier than paper 1. I feel like they were quite similar in difficulty. People have different opinions I guess but I don't like it when people go around saying papers were easy even if I didn't struggle myself. Don't worry
Thanks, but I sort of have no hope of passing now 😂😂😂 I messed up big on both papers lol x
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