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Posted 03 June 2004 - 08:34 PM

yes i know as did i but thats not correct physics thats why i said its a mistake in the paper

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 08:36 PM

i had a look at it was possible to do

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 11:01 PM

1 electron is required for 1 photon to be emitted, therefore the charge had to be 1.6x10-19 coulombs.

My physics teacher thought the exam was "the most straigtforward he has seen apart from 2003", now how many of you would agree to that?? I think the science highers from last year were a lot easier than this years... discuss...
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Posted 03 June 2004 - 11:52 PM

Yeah, that's what it was! Most of my friends didn't get it because they didn't realise that.

I didn't think it was easy at all, but I'm not exactly overwhelmingly good at Physics. I'm okay at it, but that's all... so I don't know. I thought it wasn't HARD, but I certainly didn't find it easy.

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Posted 04 June 2004 - 09:29 AM

Well, I was talking to my physics teacher (who is retiring this year) on Tuesday. He thought the exam was one of the hardest since the new higher. I asked him if the SQA would decrease the pass rates and he said he had no doubt that they would. He thought the first question was difficult if you never had a protractor, because you had to rely on the cosine rule (I think), or a scale drawing. Those of you who do higher maths...how many of you can remember the cosine rule from credit standard grade (I can't! - can remember the Sine rule though!!!) He also said that you would be able to get through all that exam if you studied hard from the beginning of the year. He also has all the answers done...I can confirm a '2.3V' for one answer although I can't remember which one!

I do suppose though, the SQA made up for the difficulty in the beginning of the paper with the exceptionally easy question 30 (in my opinion). What I found difficult was that I don't understand internal resistance and the question on internal reisistance was worth 6 marks and 4 marks of them were theory...bad bad SQA.

I feel confident that I explained the question which asked you does the pressure difference increase, decrease or stay the same when the thingie is pushed under further. In case you are wondering, the pressure difference stays the same, however the pressure at the top and bottom INCREASES but the pressure difference remains the same!

If anyone wants, I'm thinking of putting up answers for the physics paper if there is a high enough demand...

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Posted 04 June 2004 - 02:38 PM

QUOTE (fearfactor47 @ Jun 4 2004, 09:29 AM)
I asked him if the SQA would decrease the pass rates and he said he had no doubt that they would

you had to rely on the cosine rule (I think), or a scale drawing. Those of you who do higher maths...how many of you can remember the cosine rule from credit standard grade



Did he say by how much?

Also, I do remember the cosine rule, and even just before the exam I knew it, but in my paper I did a2 = b2 + c2 + 1/2abCosa!!!

Arg, should be 2bcCosA
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Posted 04 June 2004 - 02:57 PM

When I asked him, he said with utter confidence "He has no doubt". He never indicated how much, but I expect it to be about perhaps round about the area of 3%.



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Posted 04 June 2004 - 08:30 PM

The Herald report on the physics exam said that it was one of teh most testing papers in the last five years.


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Posted 04 June 2004 - 08:42 PM

QUOTE (lesley @ Jun 4 2004, 08:30 PM)
The Herald report on the physics exam said that it was one of teh most testing papers in the last five years.

Do you know if there has been a similar report on the 2004 Higher Chemistry exam, and if so, what did it say?

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Posted 04 June 2004 - 08:50 PM

There will have been, i can't remreber what it said sorry. I was trying to find their report on their website, but i couldn't find it (although i had been lookniga t it yesterday!) www.theherald.co.uk
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Posted 04 June 2004 - 09:07 PM

Read this, this has got articles for some of the exams including,
History, Computing, Physics, and Chemistry.
The Herald

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Posted 04 June 2004 - 09:18 PM

Hi Laura,

Here are links to the reviews from 'The Herald':

English, Biology, Human Biology, Geography - Reviews

Administration, Maths, Modern Studies, French - Reviews

History, Computing, Physics, Chemistry - Reviews

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Posted 04 June 2004 - 09:29 PM

Woops!

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 09:35 AM

i dont think those are full article but the chem was described as difficult too and i think said that it will differentiate between the top and bottom candidate.

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 09:39 AM

QUOTE (ally @ Jun 4 2004, 09:18 PM)
Hi Laura,

Here are links to the reviews from 'The Herald':

English, Biology, Human Biology, Geography - Reviews

Administration, Maths, Modern Studies, French - Reviews

History, Computing, Physics, Chemistry - Reviews

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Thanks ally biggrin.gif (and everyone else who posted links)
I probably could have found something myself, but I was soooooo tired last night lol! smile.gif

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 10:38 AM

Thanks for the links ally, found them helpful.

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 11:36 AM

Yeah i read those when they were published n i thot there were quite a good indication as to how all candidates would have found the exam. And also wot the pass marks are likely to be!

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 11:58 AM

Did they have the possible pass marks in the full article?

Can you remember what they were?

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 12:09 PM

ally it is impossible to tell at such an early stage. All they can really speculate is the difficulty of the exam in general based on a widespread coverage of comments. The SQA will not have an full idea until about July.

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 03:59 PM

QUOTE (ally @ Jun 6 2004, 11:58 AM)
Did they have the possible pass marks in the full article?

Can you remember what they were?

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No No!! Sorry thts not wot i meant!!
You just had an idea because for example: if all the commentators were sayin it was hard then it is likely the pass mark will b lowered. Many of the commentators were like this about the Admin exam i think.... duno though... i dont do admin!!
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