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aqa physics as level paper 1 2022

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How many marks do you think you got

>60 41%
60>=marks>=50 32%
49>=marks>=39 14%
38>=marks>=28 7%
<276%
Total votes: 133
Hey guys, just wondering how many marks you think you got on this exam. I think I got around 47.

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I do alevel physics and my exam is on the 26th I wanted to know if topics outside the advanced information came up and how many it was if it did come up
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Original post by abdirahmanmomo
I do alevel physics and my exam is on the 26th I wanted to know if topics outside the advanced information came up and how many it was if it did come up


I can second this! Apparently there was a multi mark question NOT on the advance information??
Original post by cc2k22
I can second this! Apparently there was a multi mark question NOT on the advance information??

Did topics like waves and materials come up? Also, how hard was the exam in general compared to the previous years like 2018 and 2019
that's was bound to happen because multiple choice questions are low tariff question what about the questions other than the multiple choice
Original post by cc2k22
I can second this! Apparently there was a multi mark question NOT on the advance information??
There were full questions dedicated to materials and waves on the AS paper. My advice to A level pupils is to NOT place all your revision in the advanced info. The weightings were not accurate and topics not included made up approx 22% of the paper. Help yourselves out and revise absolutely everything.
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i have my a level physics exam on thursday, how would you guys rank the difficulty of this year’s as paper to previous years?
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Original post by cc2k22
I can second this! Apparently there was a multi mark question NOT on the advance information??


This was expected. Low tariff questions are 1-2 marks which weren't mentioned on the advanced information. Anyway, I wouldn't be so worried about it because AS papers don't have a multiple choice section, so AQA needs to put filler questions in. Personally, after doing many past papers, I've noticed that you get around 5-6 questions with around 4-7 parts. Conveniently, this is roughly the same number of topics they've mentioned in the advanced information. Although, I will expect anything and everything to pop up in multiple choices, this is an A level physics paper, not a particles, electricity etc paper.
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Original post by fluffypoopies
i have my a level physics exam on thursday, how would you guys rank the difficulty of this year’s as paper to previous years?


I think some questions are going to be somewhat straightforward, but others will have high levels of difficulty to "separate the As and A* students"
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Original post by Abzdot
This was expected. Low tariff questions are 1-2 marks which weren't mentioned on the advanced information. Anyway, I wouldn't be so worried about it because AS papers don't have a multiple choice section, so AQA needs to put filler questions in. Personally, after doing many past papers, I've noticed that you get around 5-6 questions with around 4-7 parts. Conveniently, this is roughly the same number of topics they've mentioned in the advanced information. Although, I will expect anything and everything to pop up in multiple choices, this is an A level physics paper, not a particles, electricity etc paper.


There were a disproportionately high number of 2 mark questions; apparently question 8 was just 4x 2mark questions, which is absolutely unheard of for past papers. AQA have done a *****y job here.
Original post by cc2k22
There were a disproportionately high number of 2 mark questions; apparently question 8 was just 4x 2mark questions, which is absolutely unheard of for past papers. AQA have done a *****y job here.


If you remember, what were the waves questions? Were they particularly difficult questions or basic ones, like Snell's law?
Im in the same boat as you guys. Just was wondering if any topics not on the advanced info came about in the first half of the paper.
Yeah there were some waves questions about refractive index and wave speed.
Original post by Googleplex
Yeah there were some waves questions about refractive index and wave speed.


how hard was the paper compared to the 2018 and 2019 papers
Personally, I found it much more easier than the 2018 paper and maybe around the same difficulty as the 2019 paper.
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Does anyone know what the proof of the existence of antineutrinos based on the graph question was on about
Original post by Damn neutrinos
Does anyone know what the proof of the existence of antineutrinos based on the graph question was on about

I'm not sure but I said that the kinetic energy of the particles emitted is constant and therefore for the beta minus particles to have a range of kinetic energies there must be another particle with a complementary energy
Original post by Damn neutrinos
Does anyone know what the proof of the existence of antineutrinos based on the graph question was on about

i said that the beta particles are emitted with a range of KE upto a maximum. therefore there must be another particle that carries away the remaining energy because energy has to be conserved overall
Original post by Googleplex
Personally, I found it much more easier than the 2018 paper and maybe around the same difficulty as the 2019 paper.

yeah there were no six mark explanation questions and tbh there were barely any theory questions at all, felt like it was mostly a lot of 2 mark calculations. i think that means paper 2 and 3 are going to be very hard lol

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