Grade 10 Xmas Semester Exam – Physics
You will be given an exam with all the questions coming from previous iGCSE exam papers. It will last 1hour and be done during the same session as your Chemistry paper. For those of you who need a GPAthey will be combined to make a semester exam GPA which will form 20% of your Semester grade. The exam will be approximately split into 2 sections and is on everything that you have covered thisyear.
50% Multiple Choice
50% Extended answer questions
P9 - EM Spectrum
1.Order of waves in the EM Spectrum - Which part has the highest wavelength / frequency
Uses of EM Waves - Radio & TV, Satellite TV and Mobile phones, Remote controls, Intruder alarms,medicine and airport security3.Safety understanding for X-rays4.What speed do they all travel at? 300,000,000m/s (in a vacuum)5.Know that velocity of a wave = frequency x wavelength
P10 - Sound
6.Vibrations make sounds7.Longitudinal waves are compressions and rarefactions8.Human hearing range9.Sound waves need a ‘medium’, don’t travel in empty space10.Sound waves travel faster in Solids than liquids and WHY? Also sound in gases is slow travelling.Why?11.Understand how to measure the speed of sound12.Describe an experiment to measure the speed of sound13.Loudness is related to Amplitude, pitch to frequency14.Know what echos are
P12 - Electricity
15.Interpret diagrams of static charge16.Know that ‘like charges repel’ and ‘unlike charges attract’17.State that an electric field is where charges experience a force18.Describe how to avoid sparks /lightning damage / explosions in operating theatres.19.Describe the difference between Electrical Conductors and Insulators20.Understand Current, Potential Difference and Resistance, describe patterns like ‘More Potentialdifference pushes more current around the circuit’21.Know the Units of I, V, R
Know that charge is measured in Coulombs (C) and that current is the flow of charge/second(I=C/s) and that it can be written as I=Q/t23.Know that Volts are the Energy per coulomb of charge (V=J/C) and that it can be written V=E/Q24.Understand that ‘Conventional Current’ flows the opposite way to electrons25.Know Ohms law, the graphs for fixed temperature resistors, diodes, lightbulbs26.Understand how length and diameter of wires affects Resistance (longer = more R, thinner =more R)27.Know the equation for Power (P=IV) and that Energy = IVt (E=Pt)28.Recognise dangerous wiring in pictures, know that damp is not good for electricity29.Know that wires get hot if they carry current for a long time and understand why.30.Be able to choose a fuse for a circuit and know what one does and where to put it.31.Understand Circuit Breakers
P13 - Electric Circuits
32.Know the symbols for batteries, cells, switches, resistors, variable resistors, lamps, ammeters,voltmeters and fuses33.Understand the workings of bells and relays34.Know the rules about current in a circuit35.Understand how Voltage changes around a circuit36.Calculate combinations of series and PARALLEL resistors.37.Know that the total resistance for parallel resistors is ALWAYS less than either of the two resistors38.Know that connecting lamps in parallel has clear advantages39.Understand the use of thermistors and the symbol40.Understand the use of LDRs and the symbol41.Explain places that LDRs and thermistors are used.