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Edexcel Physics Paper 2 (Advanced Physics II)



Date: 24 May 2019
Session: AM
Length: 1h45
Marks: 90 (30% of the total A-level)

Paper 2 covers:
  • Topic 1 - Working as a Physicist
  • Topic 4 - Materials
  • Topic 5 - Waves and Particle Nature of Light
  • Topic 9 - Thermodynamics
  • Topic 10 - Space
  • Topic 11 - Nuclear Radiation
  • Topic 12 - Gravitational Fields
  • Topic 13 - Oscillations


A formula booklet is at the end of the paper, and can be found here.

At least 40% of the marks over the three papers is awarded for maths at level 2 or above.

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If you're planning to use old spec papers a mapping is below:

  • Unit 1 - Materials
  • Unit 2 - Waves and the Particle Nature of Light
  • Unit 5 - Thermodynamics, Space, Nuclear Radiation, Gravitational Fields, Oscillations
These units contain the following that isn't in the new specification:
  • Materials - Fluid flow diagrams
  • Materials - Definitions of mechanical properties such as ductile, brittle, hard, malleable, tough.
  • Waves and Particle Nature of Light - Identifying, and describing applications of, regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • Waves and Particle Nature of Light - How different media affects the transmission/reflection of waves.
The following do not appear in the old specification:

  • Waves and Particle Nature of Light - Use of the equation \displaystyle v = \sqrt{\frac T \mu}
  • Waves and Particle Nature of Light - Optics: focal length, ray diagrams, power of lens, real and virtual lenses, lens formulae, magnification.
  • Waves and Particle Nature of Light - Use of Huygens construction. Use of the equation n \lambda = d \sin \theta
  • Thermodynamics - Specific latent heat.
  • Thermodynamics - Derivation and use of pV = \frac 1 3 N m \langle {c^2} \rangle. Use of kinetic theory model.
  • Thermodynamics - Derivation of \frac 1 2 m \langle {c^2} \rangle = \frac 3 2 kT
  • Nuclear Radiation - Use of binding energy per nucleon curve to explain why fission/fusion release energy.
  • Gravitational Fields - Use of gravitational potential equation V = \frac {-GM} r
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Any predictions for the paper
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Any predictions for the paper
After getting ****ed by paper 1, I just want something that I can walk out of without feeling like I've failed lmao.
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After getting ****ed by paper 1, I just want something that I can walk out of without feeling like I've failed lmao.
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Hopefully this one will bee OK.
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Hopefully this one will bee OK.
My friend pointed out that the 24th May is national sunscreen day. Perhaps be(e) prepared for a question on the dangers of UV radiation.
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My friend pointed out that the 24th May is national sunscreen day. Perhaps be(e) prepared for a question on the dangers of UV radiation.
its also tiara day, snail day, and asparagus day,
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its also tiara day, snail day, and asparagus day,
Total internal reflection for tiara day? :^)
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Prediction 1: Tiaras and the reflection of light
Prediction 2: Snails in Space
Prediction 3: Asparagus and something to do with gravity

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its also tiara day, snail day, and asparagus day,
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Prediction 1: Tiaras and the reflection of light
Prediction 2: Snails in Space
Prediction 3: Asparagus and something to do with gravity
To be fair - TIR in diamonds has popped up quite a few times before so you never know.
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for the question where you had to define electric field , i said its a region where a charged particle experiences a force will i get a mark
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for the question where you had to define electric field , i said its a region where a charged particle experiences a force will i get a mark
that’s what i put as well
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That's the definition in the book
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its says non contact force
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That's the definition in the book
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for the question where you had to define electric field , i said its a region where a charged particle experiences a force will i get a mark
I was a bit more general and said "body" hope I get the mark.
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that’s what i put as well
it was only one mark so yeah the previous definition in other mark schemes was literally ' a region/area were a charged particle experiences a force' if it was for two you would put the 'force is constant at any distance between two plates'
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think derivation of kinetic gas theory equation (pv=1/3Nm<c>^2) is quite likely to come up
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think derivation of kinetic gas theory equation (pv=1/3Nm<c>^2) is quite likely to come up
My teacher goes on about this, and I think it's definitely something you should keep in mind.
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Does anyone know what the derivation goes like?
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