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Poll: Your prediction on grades? (34 member(s) have cast votes)

Grades prediction

  1. Do you need to even ask? A band 1, no sweat baby. (9 votes [21.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.95%

  2. A (14 votes [34.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.15%

  3. B (9 votes [21.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.95%

  4. C (4 votes [9.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.76%

  5. D (2 votes [4.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.88%

  6. err...i might need to resit (1 votes [2.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.44%

  7. I give up! (2 votes [4.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.88%

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#1 verticalforce

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 02:58 PM

I thought that the paper was very straightforward, no trick or anything. It was quite an easy paper and I guess we'll see the pass-mark jump by a fair whack this year if my class is any indication on how candidates are performing...

I'm hoping for an A/B... but we'll see I guess... I'm not very good at predicting...

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 03:16 PM

It wasn't as bad as i imagined it would be. I was always hoping for at least a B and i guess i could get it.

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 03:32 PM

Without a shadow of a doubt the easiest paper in years.

Maybe I've got an A, time will tell... Depends on how the difficulty affects the cut offs. smile.gif

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 03:41 PM

It was pretty good.
Teacher had figured out the answers and, comparing, I dropped about 14-16 marks in the whole paper, putting me just into borderline A biggrin.gif
Most of those questions were ABSOLUTE GIFTS!
Especially the one with all the uncertainties.
Q21 was a tad trickier than it first looked - did anyone else use the cosine rule?

All in all, definately not a disaster.
Hoping for an A, might get a B.
Can't complain tongue.gif
Beyond it, and us, shines a greater hope and a brighter future
Can't wait 'til the exams are over!

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 03:56 PM

it looks like im in alot of trouble eeek higher physics next year again great fun


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Posted 16 May 2007 - 04:02 PM

everybody in my school found the paper hard ...huh.gif dunno what im gonna get .. hopin to get a B tho.. not Sure !! The multiple choice i thought was the easiest.

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 04:05 PM

theres mixed responses at my school quite a few thought it was easy but alot of people thought it was hard


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Posted 16 May 2007 - 04:10 PM

Some questions are a bit dodgy in Section B but i think almost everyone I met agree that the multiple choice questions are quite easy, probably the easiest they have ever been.

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 04:17 PM

ye multiple choice wasn't too bad

it was section B some of the wording that confused me


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Posted 16 May 2007 - 05:18 PM

It was okay I think.. if I'm lucky I'll have scraped a B but I think I passed...

Usually our teachers are with us to say like good luck and stuff, the physics teacher weren't around at all at the beginning and we went to look for them after the exam and they had all run away!!

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#11 BuckminsterFullerene

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 05:19 PM

My multiple choice answers


1. D 11. E
2. C 12. C
3. B 13. D
4. D 14. A
5. A 15. E
6. C 16. C
7. A 17. E
8. E 18. D
9. A 19. B
10.A 20. B

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 05:27 PM

QUOTE(babeasc @ May 16 2007, 04:41 PM) View Post
It was pretty good.
Teacher had figured out the answers and, comparing, I dropped about 14-16 marks in the whole paper, putting me just into borderline A biggrin.gif
Most of those questions were ABSOLUTE GIFTS!
Especially the one with all the uncertainties.
Q21 was a tad trickier than it first looked - did anyone else use the cosine rule?

All in all, definately not a disaster.
Hoping for an A, might get a B.
Can't complain tongue.gif


Went for sine rule on this one - I had forgotten my protractor so couldnt sketch it tongue.gif

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 05:29 PM

aah ive just realised i forgot to put direction o dear


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Posted 16 May 2007 - 06:13 PM

i thought paper was pretty easy! i was all worried ther was gonna be stuff about semi conductors and mosfets and all that crap which i dont understand at all! but it was jus one question in the multiple choice about photodiode thing! and it was easy! hoping for an A! biggrin.gif hope everyone else done well too biggrin.gif x
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Posted 16 May 2007 - 06:25 PM

Iagree, I'm so glad there wasn't to many electronic questions, just really the wheatstone bridge one which wasn't too bad. Overall I found the paper quite staright forward. I reckon i've lost about 18-20 marks so i should get a high B or a low A depending on the grade boundaries

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 06:51 PM

QUOTE(BuckminsterFullerene @ May 16 2007, 06:19 PM) View Post
My multiple choice answers


1. D 11. E
2. C 12. C
3. B 13. D
4. D 14. A
5. A 15. E
6. C 16. C
7. A 17. E
8. E 18. D
9. A 19. B
10.A 20. B



Mine were the same as this except:

3 - A

EDIT: You were right, definitely B. Not done any like that in ages; forgot which was the reading on the scales, S or W!?

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 07:06 PM

i cant even remember what i put dont want to look at the paper again just depresses me. everyone found it easy i thought it was okayish but not too great o well nothing i can do now


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Posted 16 May 2007 - 08:13 PM

Think anyone will have official answers up soon?

Desperate to know how i got on - really not sure!!
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Posted 16 May 2007 - 09:29 PM

i got 3 as D as it says that "its speed increases at a constant speed" which seems to me to meen that the lift is accelerating downwards

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 09:46 PM

QUOTE(maria @ May 16 2007, 09:13 PM) View Post
Think anyone will have official answers up soon?

Desperate to know how i got on - really not sure!!


The multiple choice answers earlier in this thread are correct.

They're not "official" but they are correct. smile.gif Official ones won't come for a long long time. smile.gif





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