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Re: O-Level Physics

Postby S_Mummy » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:38 am

Thank you for your reply, masteryourmath .
The topic on General Wave Properties.
Thank you.

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Re: O-Level Physics

Postby masteryourmath » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:16 pm

S_Mummy wrote:Thank you for your reply, masteryourmath .
The topic on General Wave Properties.
Thank you.


Hi, as far as I remember, what I had done before was doing SPA with sound waves for General Wave Properties. That being said, I was from an IP school and as such I don't think it's fair for me to speak for O Levels.

May I know what's your intention for finding out how Waves will be tested for Physics SPA?

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Re: O-Level Physics

Postby Future Academy » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:12 am

S_Mummy wrote:Thank you for your reply, masteryourmath .
The topic on General Wave Properties.
Thank you.


Hi S Mummy,

SPA on general wave properties may test candidates' understanding of types of wave, like either longitudinal wave or transverse wave. Then assess the student's skills to find wavelength, speed, period and etc.

Must revise graphical representation of waves and the terminologies (e.g. frequency, period, wavelength, speed, amplitude, crest and tough and etc.).

Cheers!

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Re: O-Level Physics

Postby Kosong fire » Mon May 08, 2017 11:04 am

regarding o level physics assessment books, which books should i get? The one from Math digest or the one from yellow reef (challenging drill questions and solutions ).
noted with thanks.

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Re: O-Level Physics

Postby mum422 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:07 pm

Kosong fire wrote:regarding o level physics assessment books, which books should i get? The one from Math digest or the one from yellow reef (challenging drill questions and solutions ).
noted with thanks.

both. I think both are equally important

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Re: O-Level Physics

Postby kitty2 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:02 am

Anyone can advise how to do well for the SPA?

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Re: O-Level Physics

Postby ilovegoodkopi » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:24 am

kitty2 wrote:Anyone can advise how to do well for the SPA?


At this time, you are doing SPA (School Based Practical Assessment) Skill 3?
Regardless, your school teacher would have a few practice sessions/trials before the actual assessment.
1. Learn from the practice sessions/trials - what to take note of, time management during practical etc.
2. For Skill 3, there is a format to follow.

You will be able to do well if you put effort to remembering all of these.
All the best! :rahrah:

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Re: O-Level Physics

Postby kitty2 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:30 am

ilovegoodkopi wrote:
kitty2 wrote:Anyone can advise how to do well for the SPA?


At this time, you are doing SPA (School Based Practical Assessment) Skill 3?
Regardless, your school teacher would have a few practice sessions/trials before the actual assessment.
1. Learn from the practice sessions/trials - what to take note of, time management during practical etc.
2. For Skill 3, there is a format to follow.

You will be able to do well if you put effort to remembering all of these.
All the best! :rahrah:


:thankyou: it's next month but for combine science. My nephew is weak in it.He cant carry out the practical and not much practice from the school too.

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Re: O-Level Physics

Postby ilovegoodkopi » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:58 am

kitty2 wrote:
ilovegoodkopi wrote:
kitty2 wrote:Anyone can advise how to do well for the SPA?


At this time, you are doing SPA (School Based Practical Assessment) Skill 3?
Regardless, your school teacher would have a few practice sessions/trials before the actual assessment.
1. Learn from the practice sessions/trials - what to take note of, time management during practical etc.
2. For Skill 3, there is a format to follow.

You will be able to do well if you put effort to remembering all of these.
All the best! :rahrah:


:thankyou: it's next month but for combine science. My nephew is weak in it.He cant carry out the practical and not much practice from the school too.


You are welcome.

Combined Science Physics/Chem - that wouldn't be SPA. It would be O Level Practical Exams.
Schools will usually let students try practical exams from past year papers (about 10 practices)

For Physics Practical
(1) instructions are given very specifically. Your nephew must read the steps in detail and carefully. What readings to take, how many readings to take, tabulate values in ## decimal places etc.
(2) He has to remember to rules when drawing graph i.e. Points plotted must cover at least half the grid of the graph paper, mark the points with a small cross (dots are not so visible at times), drawing a best fit line (straight or curve depending on instruction) - an example of line of best fit when all the points cannot be fitted on the line - https://support.content.office.net/en-u ... f72bd0.jpg
(3) Marking out using a triangle and state gradient coordinates on the graph if need to calculate gradient
(4) show clearly readings obtained from graph
Importantly take all practices in the school lab seriously because it is a learning experience before the actual exam.
(Hope someone can advice for Chemistry portion)

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Re: O-Level Physics

Postby kitty2 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:11 am

Ilovegoodkopi, thank you so much for sharing and your kindness , is there any 10 year series for this? :) . Are the questions predictable?

:thankyou:

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