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Re: VCE Physics Question Thread!
« Reply #2280 on: July 29, 2019, 10:50:41 am »
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Fields and projectile motion are probably some of the easier 3&4 topics to wrap your head around on your own. Circular motion could also fall into this category.

I'd also consider revising year 11 concepts that are applicable in year 12 such as conservation of momentum, elastic & inelastic collisions, and converting between different forms of energy (kinetic, gravitational potential, elastic potential).


Lots of topics have been listed for you to potentially try out - please don't feel like you have to get through all of them! If you're unsure what you could cover for a particular topic consider looking at the study design. There are also some past exam questions you can do from just a units 1&2 knowledge base. 

Good luck :)

Yes this SO true. I merely just stated all the topics that could be potentially be studied for Units 3/4, not what is needed to study beforehand. And as redpanda said, there many resources out there so try to exhaust any that is necessary. All the best!

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« Reply #2281 on: August 02, 2019, 10:09:07 pm »
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@^^^111^^^, @redpanda83, @Bri MT thank you guys so much!!! These are some really comprehensive lists, really helpful, thanks!! :D
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« Reply #2282 on: August 04, 2019, 11:47:47 pm »
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Hi, current year 11 here doing physics 1/2. I'm hoping to get a head start for 3/4 next year and was wondering what are some key areas which I should start looking over now? Also what company would everyone recommend for practice exams? Thanks so much.
The most important thing is always be curious about what you're learning, most especially with Physics.
If you're sticking to just the syllabus your doing it wrong and it won't help you in developing an understanding of the subject.
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Re: VCE Physics Question Thread!
« Reply #2283 on: August 05, 2019, 08:05:30 am »
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The most important thing is always be curious about what you're learning, most especially with Physics.
If you're sticking to just the syllabus your doing it wrong and it won't help you in developing an understanding of the subject.

If I wasn’t curious about physics I wouldn’t be doing it mate. 😂
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Re: VCE Physics Question Thread!
« Reply #2284 on: August 05, 2019, 10:51:53 am »
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Most people just sit in the clsssroom just mindlessly taking in what the teacher is saying, without properly thinking about what's been said, and I've noticed this far too many times
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« Reply #2285 on: August 05, 2019, 11:43:30 am »
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Most people just sit in the clsssroom just mindlessly taking in what the teacher is saying, without properly thinking about what's been said, and I've noticed this far too many times
Haha agreed. Not to mention, there's a few things that they teach (at least in the HSC counterpart of physics) which are incorrect - some are accidental, whereas some are intentional since the real reason might be too complicated. Though I wouldn't be too surprised if the same misconceptions were also carried over to the VCE.
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Re: VCE Physics Question Thread!
« Reply #2286 on: August 09, 2019, 11:59:35 pm »
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Most people just sit in the clsssroom just mindlessly taking in what the teacher is saying, without properly thinking about what's been said, and I've noticed this far too many times
I mean, I definitely understand what you're saying (see this all the time at my school - students who care more about marks than content) and I'm sure you'd know more considering you have years more experience studying / teaching physics, but I don't think following the study design / syllabus is necessarily a bad thing? It was obviously written by a team of people who are very knowledgeable on physics so they'd obviously know what are the best areas to learn first.

If you were just grabbing bits and pieces of disjointed knowledge here and there out of sheer curiosity that's pretty pointless too. But that's just my very uninformed and unprofessional opinion ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Re: VCE Physics Question Thread!
« Reply #2287 on: August 10, 2019, 03:38:08 am »
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I mean, I definitely understand what you're saying (see this all the time at my school - students who care more about marks than content) and I'm sure you'd know more considering you have years more experience studying / teaching physics, but I don't think following the study design / syllabus is necessarily a bad thing? It was obviously written by a team of people who are very knowledgeable on physics so they'd obviously know what are the best areas to learn first.

If you were just grabbing bits and pieces of disjointed knowledge here and there out of sheer curiosity that's pretty pointless too. But that's just my very uninformed and unprofessional opinion ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Oh no I definitely agree with you. You should definitely follow the syllabus. What I meant is don't only follow the syllabus. I remember for Math's, my extension 2 math's tutor who *state ranked* had learnt literally half the HSC syllabus in year 11 and he extended himself onto a lot of uni maths which ultimately led to him getting a raw mark of 114/120. Same thing can be applied to Physics(although I'm not that familiar with the VCE Physics syllabus), but I'm inclined to say it's similar to the new HSC Physics syllabus, in which case it's true.

Also I'm only a first year uni student lol, you make me seem old  ;D
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Re: VCE Physics Question Thread!
« Reply #2288 on: August 14, 2019, 09:01:49 pm »
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Found these questions in some old VCAA exams. Is this stuff still on the study design?

Explain, giving clear reasons, how the movement of the wheels relative to the road enables the car to accelerate
forward.

Explain, with the aid of a clear force diagram, how the rotation of the wheels results in the cyclist accelerating
forwards.


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Re: VCE Physics Question Thread!
« Reply #2289 on: August 14, 2019, 10:15:27 pm »
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Found these questions in some old VCAA exams. Is this stuff still on the study design?

Explain, giving clear reasons, how the movement of the wheels relative to the road enables the car to accelerate
forward.

Explain, with the aid of a clear force diagram, how the rotation of the wheels results in the cyclist accelerating
forwards.
There's nothing really 'special' about it. It's just a part of Classical Mechanics and so I would say it should definitely be a part of the syllabus. I'm just saying this off experience but I'm from NSW so I can't say it with  100% accuracy.
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Re: VCE Physics Question Thread!
« Reply #2290 on: August 14, 2019, 11:12:24 pm »
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It was obviously written by a team of people who are very knowledgeable on physics so they'd obviously know what are the best areas to learn first.
You'd think so eh haha
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« Reply #2291 on: August 15, 2019, 12:16:16 am »
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You'd think so eh haha

Exactly haha. You'd think if that was true they wouldn't make a syllabus like the old HSC one...
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Re: VCE Physics Question Thread!
« Reply #2292 on: August 15, 2019, 05:51:52 pm »
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Hi there does anyone have a list of questions to avoid for VCAA 2002- 2013 physics exams? Is it even worth doing the 2002-2005 exams or should I just start on more recent ones?

Also are company exams worth doing or a waste of time?

To any 45+ study score achievers, how many practice exams did u do and which ones? (I know u should go quality over quantity, but just want to know how many I should do)

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Re: VCE Physics Question Thread!
« Reply #2293 on: August 15, 2019, 06:02:09 pm »
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Hi there does anyone have a list of questions to avoid for VCAA 2002- 2013 physics exams? Is it even worth doing the 2002-2005 exams or should I just start on more recent ones?

Also are company exams worth doing or a waste of time?

To any 45+ study score achievers, how many practice exams did u do and which ones? (I know u should go quality over quantity, but just want to know how many I should do)

Thanks

I would recommend doing past VCAA ones, starting from, say, roughly 2013 and working your way up. I personally left the more recent ones, on the new study design, until later. (Note that there are also a few years worth of NHT exams for Physics).

If your not sure what topics are on the new study design, then print out a copy and look - it’s also a great way to become familiar with what’s actually assessed.

Regarding other companies’ papers: I actually found most of them to be of a really poor standard. They either had mistakes, were poorly phrased, or just terrible question construction. Your priority should really be on VCAA past papers - even older ones will have relevant questions from areas like Special Relativity.

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« Reply #2294 on: August 16, 2019, 10:40:09 am »
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Exactly haha. You'd think if that was true they wouldn't make a syllabus like the old HSC one...

Should start a thread that states and corrects all the wrong things they teach in HSC physics lol.
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