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GCSE physics questions

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Eight sample GCSE chemistry questions

1. Fill the gap with a suitable word. “The law of the conservation of energy states: energy cannot be created or destroyed, only changed to another form. This means all of the energy input has to be t__________ to another form.”

2. Match the statements to form correct sentences:

Sunlight consists of……silicone crystals
The reaction between silicone crystals and sunlight……allows energy to flow to power stations and outlets across the UK.
Cables and wires in the National Grid……ultraviolet, visible and infra-red rays.
Solar panels contain……electricity made through burning fossil fuels.
Solar energy is better for the environment than……clean energy.
Solar energy is……results in an electric current being produced.

3. A spanner is used to undo a nut. A force of 25 N is applied to the end of the spanner. The spanner is 18 cm away from the centre of the nut. Calculate the moment when the spanner is horizontal to one decimal place.

4. Use the emission spectrum of light from the Sun to work out which galaxy is moving the fastest away from Earth.

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5. Look at the circuit below and answer the question: What is the potential difference across the 80Ω resistance?

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6. Ultrasound is used in medicine to view a foetus inside the uterus. A transducer produces and detects beams of ultrasound waves into the body. We know that the foetus is 0.03m away from the transducer and it takes 0.00004s for the ultrasound to be detected by the transducer. Calculate the speed of the ultrasound.

7. Select the correct word to make the statement true: Protons have a mass of 1 and a ________ charge.

– Positive
– Negative
– Neutral

8. Calculate the distance travelled in section C of this velocity-time graph to one decimal place.

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Answers to our GCSE physics questions

1. Transferred
2. Sunlight consists of ultraviolet, visible and infra-red rays.
a. The reaction between silicone crystals and sunlight results in an electric current being produced.
b. Cables and wires in the National Grid allow energy to flow to power stations and outlets across the UK.
c. Solar panels contain silicone crystals.
d. Solar energy is better for the environment than electricity made through burning fossil fuels.
e. Solar energy is clean energy.
3. 4.5Nm
4. C
5. 16V
6. 750cm/s
7. Positive
8. 12.5m

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Written by Ryan Lockett, director of studies at TLC.

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