Physics : Past Papers

Chelsea's Roost : Home of Steve Smith Tuition

Edexcel Past Papers, 1995-2006

Here are some questions from Edxcel exam papers in the years 1995-2006.

Old EdExcel Questions.



Past Paper Questions

I've produced some questions for all of these topics that are aimed at both AS and A2 level. Make sure you have a go at the questions before looking at the answers! They are all past paper questions from previous AQA, Edexcel and OCR courses.

For each question I have provided answers that explain how to do the question buch more betterly than you get with mark schemes. I hope they help.

Each question contains the source exam paper for the question, and also the current AQA, Edexcel and OCR syllabi for which the question is valid. If your syllabus is not listed, don't attempt the question!



Astrophysics

Astrophysics Questions (1.6 MB)

Astrophysics Answers (2.5 MB)



Atomic Physics

Atomic Physics Questions (2.8 MB)

Atomic Physics Answers (3.7 MB)

This file contains questions on: atomic spectra; the photoelectric effect; energy levels; de Broglie's equation; electron diffraction; wave-particle duality; models of the atom; Rutherford's alpha-particle scattering experiment; ionisation the inverse-square law.



Basic Mechanics

These questions cover the material normally studied at AS level.

Basic Mechanics Questions (3.0 MB)

Basic Mechanics Answers (4.5 MB)

This file contains questions on: moments; SUVAT; vectors, their components and resultants; work, energy and power; distance-time and velocity-time graphs; free-body force diagrams and equilibrium; projectiles.



Capacitors

Capacitors Questions (2.7 MB)

Capacitors Answers (3.4 MB)



Circular Motion and SHM

Circular Motion and SHM Questions (3.6 MB)

Circular Motion and SHM Answers (4.7 MB)



Electricity

Electricity Questions (2.5 MB)

Electricity Answers (3.4 MB)



Electromagnetism

Electromagnetism Questions (2.2 MB)

Electromagnetism Answers (3.5 MB)



Fields

Fields Questions (2.8 MB)

Fields Answers (3.9 MB)

This file contains questions on: general field ideas; gravitational fields; electric fields.



Fluids

Fluids Questions (469 kB)

Fluids Answers (646 kB)

This file contains questions on: pressure in a fluid; Archimedes' principle; viscosity;



Materials

Materials Questions (467 kB)

Materials Answers (587 kB)

This file contains questions on: stress, strain and Youngs' Modulus; mechanical properties of materials;



Momentum and Newtons Laws

Momentum and Newtons Laws Questions (2.2 MB)

Momentum and Newtons Laws Answers (2.7 MB)

This file contains questions on: momentum and impulse; Newton's Laws of Motion; elastic and inelastic collisions.



Nuclear Physics

Nuclear Physics Questions (1.4 MB)

Nuclear Physics Answers (1.7 MB)

This file contains questions on: nuclear structure; nuclear binding energy; fission reactors; strong nuclear force; mass-energy equivalence; alpha, beta and gamma decays; nuclear decay equations.



Particle Physics

Particle Physics Questions (1.1 MB)

Particle Physics Answers (1.5 MB)

This file contains questions on: particle accelerators; quarks and leptons; pair production and anihilation; conservation laws.



Radioactivity

Radioactivity Questions (1.3 MB)

Radioacitivity Answers (1.7 MB)

This file contains questions on: A and Z numbers; radioactive decay and series; half-life; alpha, beta and gamma decays.



ThermalPhysics

Thermal Physics Questions (2.4 MB)

Thermal Physics Answers (3.0 MB)

This file contains questions on: p-V graphs; thermodynamics; specific heat capacity and latent heat; gas laws; kinetic theory; heat engines.



Units

Units Questions (444 kB)

Units Answers (527 kB)



Waves

Waves Questions (2.6 MB)

Waves Answers (3.9 MB)



AS and A2

These questions will help with overall revision. See right.