Essential Practical Exam Prep

Over the next few weeks both year 12 and year 13 will complete their EMPAs (Practical Exams).

You should LEARN the contents of the preparation documents here:

Year 12: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lhxjz84hayc7uu2/Common%20questions%20yr%2012%20EMPA.docx?dl=0

Year 13: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1rmu9hzukndv19q/Common%20questions%20yr%2013%20EMPA.docx?dl=0

(If you are using Internet Explorer and these links don’t work, try a proper browser like Chrome).

By LEARN we mean that you should be able to do what the document says without having to look it up.

Past papers are difficult to use without having done the practical but you should use them to get an idea of what will be required. QUESTION TWO IN THE QUESTION PAPER AND IT’S MARK SCHEME SHOULD BE DONE AND LEARNED BY EVERYONE.

The papers are in the Unit 3 folder (year 12) and Unit 6 folder (year 13): http://bit.ly/alevelphysicspapers

Topics to revise:

Year 12. Series and parallel resistor circuits. Hookes Law. Springs in series and parallel.

Year 13. Capacitor discharge and radioactive decay. Log graphs. Simple Harmonic Motion.