An A-level Physics Examination Paper, Vintage 1981
At the risk of becoming one of the Great Bores of the Day on the subject of past examinations I thought I’d follow up my old O-level Physics paper with a Physics A-level examination paper to see what people think about it. It might add to the discussion over on another blog I read too.
I took this particular examination myself in 1981. Can it really be 30 years ago? Agh. Paper 1 comprised a collection of short questions of multiple-choice type from which I’ve already posted one example on this blog. This one is Paper 2 and, as you’ll see, it consists of longer questions with a freer format.
One comment I’ll make is that Question 5 is remarkably similar to a coursework questions we have been using here in the School of Physics & Astronomy at Cardiff University in our First year Physics module on Electricity and Magnetism.
Any other comments from people who’ve done A-levels more recently would be very welcome through the Comments Box, e.g. is there anything in this paper that you wouldn’t expect to see nowadays? Is it easier, harder, or about the same as current A-level physics papers?Follow @telescoper