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OCR B A-level Physics Paper 1 Advancing Physics (H557/01) - 24th May 2023 [Exam Chat]

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OCR B A-level Physics Paper 1 Fundamentals of Physics (H557/01) - 24th May 2023 [Exam Chat]

Welcome to the exam discussion thread for this exam. Introduce yourself! Let others know what you're aiming for in your exams, what you are struggling with in your revision or anything else.

Wishing you all the best of luck. :yy:

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Date/Time: 24th May, pm
Length: 2hr 15mins

Resources
https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-and-a-level/physics-b-advancing-physics-h157-h557-from-2015/
https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-and-a-level/physics-b-advancing-physics-h157-h557-from-2015/assessment/
https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/667307-data-booklet.pdf
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/physics-revision/a-level-ocr-b/
https://www.alevelphysicsonline.com/ocr-spec-b
A-level Physics Study Group 2022-2023
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This website basically made revision easier for me last year:

https://www.alevelphysicsonline.com/ocr-spec-b

Good luck with the last minute revision all.
Original post by TypicalNerd
This website basically made revision easier for me last year:

https://www.alevelphysicsonline.com/ocr-spec-b

Good luck with the last minute revision all.


you did OCR B?
Original post by Talkative Toad
you did OCR B?

Yep- OCR B. Probably the worst A level physics course of the bunch imo.
Original post by TypicalNerd
Yep- OCR B. Probably the worst A level physics course of the bunch imo.


RIP then, I do wonder what goes through schools minds when they pick OCR B for A-level Science. It's known to not be a good specification, I think. OCR A is where it's at if you're going to do OCR.
Original post by Talkative Toad
RIP then, I do wonder what goes through schools minds when they pick OCR B for A-level Science. It's known to not be a good specification, I think. OCR A is where it's at if you're going to do OCR.

Even then, I’d avoid OCR A. Edexcel is probably the best for A level physics imo (and dare I say it, AQA is the best in terms of course structure for chemistry and biology).

In the mind of my former physics teacher, it’s because the context based approach of the OCR B course makes it more relevant and useful to real life. I can’t say I’m sure I agree, but it’s not my decision.
Original post by TypicalNerd
Even then, I’d avoid OCR A. Edexcel is probably the best for A level physics imo (and dare I say it, AQA is the best in terms of course structure for chemistry and biology).

In the mind of my former physics teacher, it’s because the context based approach of the OCR B course makes it more relevant and useful to real life. I can’t say I’m sure I agree, but it’s not my decision.

AQA for bio? nah, you gotta write an essay.

You don't like OCR?
Original post by Talkative Toad
AQA for bio? nah, you gotta write an essay.

You don't like OCR?

I’m pretty sure that you have to write essays for the 6 markers in bio regardless of exam board.

No, not at all. I feel they either massively oversimplify the subjects (see spec A of each science) or massively overcomplicate the subjects (see spec B of each science).
Original post by TypicalNerd
I’m pretty sure that you have to write essays for the 6 markers in bio regardless of exam board.

No, not at all. I feel they either massively oversimplify the subjects (see spec A of each science) or massively overcomplicate the subjects (see spec B of each science).


AQA there's a 25 marker essay (for AQA a-level biology) and fair enough.
(edited 11 months ago)
Original post by Talkative Toad
AQA there's a 25 marker eassy (for AQA a-level biology) and fair enough.


Ah. Hadn’t heard about that - but it does seem pretty crap. The A level biology teacher at my sixth form used to teach AQA and only had good things to say about it.
Original post by TypicalNerd
Ah. Hadn’t heard about that - but it does seem pretty crap. The A level biology teacher at my sixth form used to teach AQA and only had good things to say about it.


I didn't do A-level AQA science (unless you count econ) or A-level biology though so idk what it's like.
Thoughts??
Reply 12
It was ******* horrendous.
Original post by Honkous
It was ******* horrendous.


Thank you 😂
Reply 14
Original post by Josephhead18
Thank you 😂


There are two outcomes from this. I either get an E or I get a D because the grade boundaries will have lowered
Reply 15
That was not great - Q39 was so hard.
Original post by Honkous
There are two outcomes from this. I either get an E or I get a D because the grade boundaries will have lowered


I'm honestly just hoping I can scrape them back in 2 and 3 that was shocking
Original post by ChooTrain
That was not great - Q39 was so hard.


Remind me which one that was ?
Reply 18
Original post by Josephhead18
Remind me which one that was ?

The one with the energy of the sun.
Original post by ChooTrain
The one with the energy of the sun.


Ye I just didn't do that one not worth wasting the time

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