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Revision & Exam Solutions

Revision, Exam Solutions, Chief Assessor's Report

Revision Exercises

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Microsoft Word

Revision Exercises

29.7 kB

Some activities adapted from the comments contributed to www.talkphysics.org, the UK physics teachers' forum.

Check here for the Students' page with revision and exam advice, a checklist of common errors, a template for the A3 summary and topic summaries.

Problems for Revision

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Microsoft Word

DC Motor Questions

2.28 MB

Questions on DC motors drawn from exam papers from the 1990's and 1980's.

Microsoft Word

Photoelectric Effect Questions

3.43 MB

Questions on the Photoelectric Effect drawn from exam papers from the 1990's to the1960's.

Trial Papers

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  • NEAP: $140, CD or PDF emailed.
  • Physics Trail Test Team: The team that used to write the CSE and before that the IARTV exam papers are continuing to write trail papers under this name. CSE has decided not to continue with trial papers. Cost: $150 per school.
  • QATs: $80 delivered by email.
  • STAV: $8 per hard copy for exam $5 for solutions plus postage and handling. Discount for STAV school members.
  • TSSM: $75, by email, by hardcopy, by CD-ROM.

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Exam Solutions

Solutions to Exam Papers from 2013 onwards.

These suggested solutions have been prepared by members of the Vicphysics Teachers' Network to assist teachers and students when using these exam papers as a revision exercise. Every effort has been made to check the solutions for errors and typos. A suggested marking scheme is provided in italics.

When made available by VCAA, the average and maximum scores, and the average as a percentage will be included at the end of the each solution in square brackets. For the multiple choice questions for the Detailed Studies, the percentage choosing each answer and any comment on significant distracters will also be available in a table at the end of each Detailed Study.

Beneath the exam solutions are a set of extra revision questions based on the information provided in the exam questions.

Solutions to the Sample Paper for 2013.

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Solutions to the Sample Exam paper for 2013

303 kB

The Sample paper is a compilation of extracts from previous papers. The sources are listed at the end of the document. Some questions have been modified. The solutions come from the solutions to the previous papers. Original performance data is included where available.

These suggested solutions have been prepared by members of the Vicphysics Teachers' Network to assist teachers and students when using these exam papers as a revision exercise. Every effort has been made to check the solutions for errors and typos. A suggested marking scheme is provided in italics.

The average and maximum scores, and the average as a percentage are included at the end of the each solution in square brackets. For the multiple choice questions for the Detailed Studies, the percentage choosing each answer and any comment on significant distracters are available in a table at the end of each Detailed Study. Beneath the exam solutions is an Excel file on student performance on the Detailed Studies each year since their introduction in 2005.

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Microsoft Word

June 2012

157 kB

Microsoft Word

June 2011

148 kB

Microsoft Word

June 2010

139 kB

Microsoft Word

June 2009

153 kB

Microsoft Word

June 2008

134 kB

Microsoft Word

June 2007

57.9 kB

Microsoft Word

June 2006

49.2 kB

Microsoft Word

June 2005

43.5 kB

Microsoft Word

June 2004 Pilot Program

55.8 kB

Microsoft Word

Sample June Exam for Pilot course (2004)

59.9 kB

Microsoft Word

June 2004

38.9 kB

Microsoft Word

June 2003

47.6 kB

Microsoft Word

June 2002

36.9 kB

Microsoft Word

June 2001

44.5 kB

Microsoft Word

June 2000

35.3 kB

Microsoft Word

June 1999

127 kB

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Microsoft Word

Nov 2012

143 kB

Microsoft Word

Nov 2011

208 kB

Microsoft Word

Nov 2010

116 kB

Microsoft Word

Nov 2009

60.4 kB

Microsoft Word

Nov 2008

56.3 kB

Microsoft Word

Nov 2007

67.6 kB

Microsoft Word

Nov 2006

57.9 kB

Microsoft Word

Nov 2005

65 kB

Microsoft Word

Nov 2004

29.2 kB

Microsoft Word

Nov 2004 Pilot Program

46.1 kB

Microsoft Word

Sample Unit 4 exam Pilot program

108 kB

Note: Some questions either have data missing or are incorrectly worded. Check the introduction to this file for corrections.

Microsoft Word

Nov 2003

41 kB

Microsoft Word

Nov 2002

43 kB

Microsoft Word

Nov 2001

45.6 kB

Microsoft Word

Nov 2000

36.4 kB

Microsoft Word

Nov 1999

45.1 kB

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Microsoft Excel

Analysis of Student performance on the Units 3 and 4 exam topics: Core Areas of Study and the Detailed Studies

25.6 kB

An Excel file of the average score for each of the six Units 3 and 4 Detailed Studies for each year from their introduction in 2005 as well as average scores for the core Areas of Study.

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The Chief Assessor's Report

These files contain useful information when preparing students for the physics exams.

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Microsoft Powerpoint

Presentation by the Chief Assessor

5.43 MB

This is the powerpoint presented by Andrew Hansen, the Chief Assessor on the 2015 VCE Physics Exam. It about 5 Meg.

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A PowerPoint on Exam Marking and preparing students

1.9 MB

A Powerpoint by Andrew Hansen, the Chief Assessor, on the the exam marking process and also advice to teachers on preparing their students for the exam. This was presented at the 2016 Beginning Physics Teachers In-Service.

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Audio Sample Chief Assessor’s Report on 2010 Units 3 & 4 Exams, Bruce Walsh, Chief Assessor. Xavier College

4.84 MB

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Full Audio of Chief Assessor’s Report on 2010 Units 3 & 4 Exams, Bruce Walsh, Chief Assessor. Xavier College

20.8 MB

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Chief Assessor's Report on the 2014 Exam

865 kB

Powerpoint by Bruce Walsh, chief assessor for Units 3 and 4 exam.

Microsoft Excel

The Grade Points

30.7 kB

A spreadsheet of the grade points for the years 1999- 2015. The grade point is the raw score cut off for a particular grade. The cumulative percentage of candidates is also included alongside the raw score. The table also has the mean and standard deviation for each exam.

Microsoft Word

General Marking Principles

41 kB

by Bruce Walsh, the Chief Assessor.

Reports of the exams from other years are in the conference proceedings 2013 exam, 2012 exam, 2011 exam and 2010 exam. Exam reports back to 1999 can be found in the conference proceedings under 'Previous Conferences' under 'Events'.

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