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Subscriber comments

  • 23 Apr Sujatha Ashok
    1st year Combined
    Unit planners for rest of the SL chapters in the pipeline ?
  • 12 Apr Chris Hamper
    Could cause problems if it becomes part of the sample. If pulled up for plagiarism the student will lose their diploma. I'd get them to correct the citations.
  • 12 Apr Lloyd Gravett
    Hi Chris, I have one more question I'm hoping you can help me with. A have just marked a students' report and afterwards, I checked his sources and found that sometimes they do not check out. For example, when I clicked on a citation that looked...
  • 12 Apr Lloyd Gravett
    Thanks, Chris, much appreciated.
  • Difficult to say, have you got the battery the right way round?
  • 11 Apr Chris Hamper
    Hi Lloyd, Sample data is OK, no appendix necessary. Be wary of checklists.
  • I was trying to find the emf of a cell using a potentiometer arrangement. However I am getting deflection to only one side in the gal. Placing the jockey at the other end does not give any deflection. Kindly help me
  • 11 Apr Lloyd Gravett
    Hi, I have just come across a grading checklist that has all raw data included in the report. Is it necessary to have all raw data included or is a sample table acceptable? A student has a lot of raw data which would destroy his page limit,...
  • 10 Apr Physics DP 1 and 2
    Worked Solutions
    Yes! This is a great idea!
  • 6 Apr Chris Hamper
    As for difficulty, I think it should be the same.
  • 6 Apr Chris Hamper
    Yes I do. I can't use actual past paper questions on the website but could try making something similar. The reason I haven't is because I think it's best to use actual past papers.
  • 6 Apr Sujatha Ashok
    Also do you use material from past paper 2 to prepare students for data based question. Can you include some questions in this website


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