# Can You Actually Pass Physics GCSE Now?

If physics GCSE was 12 multiple-choice questions, anyway. Questions from AQA past papers.

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1. ### 1.

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0.5Â°C
1Â°C
2Â°C
Correct!
Wrong!

One- or 2-degree resolution wouldn't be fine enough to give the detail you see in that chart.

2. ### 2.

20Â°C
20.5Â°C
21Â°C
21.5Â°C
Correct!
Wrong!

That's when the temperature starts to go up again.

3. ### 3.

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A
B
C
Correct!
Wrong!

The higher the resistance, the lower the current.

4. ### 4.

Newtons
Watts
Ohms
Joules
Correct!
Wrong!

After the German physicist Georg Simon Ohm.

5. ### 5.

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It has no charge.
It has a positive charge.
It has a negative charge.
Correct!
Wrong!

The plum pudding model was disproved by Ernest Rutherford's experiments in 1909.

6. ### 6.

The splitting of an atomic nucleus.
The fusion of two atomic nuclei.
The splitting of an atom.
Correct!
Wrong!

Sadly, the mark scheme specifically says "do not accept 'the splitting of an atom'".

7. ### 7.

Proton
Neutron
Electron
Quark
Boson
Correct!
Wrong!

Neutrons are chargeless particles in the nucleus of atoms.

8. ### 8.

Four years
Six years
Eight years
Twelve years
Eighteen years
Correct!
Wrong!

If you divide 80 by 2, then divide it by 2 again, then again, you get 10.

So it's been halved three times in 36 years, meaning it takes 12 years to halve.

9. ### 9.

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A
B
C
D
Correct!
Wrong!

It speeds up as gravity pulls it, but the rate of its acceleration is slowed by air resistance.

Hence the curve.

10. ### 10.

J
K
L
Correct!
Wrong!

Only stars about the same size as or smaller than the sun become black dwarfs.

11. ### 11.

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Friction
Gravity
Weight
Correct!
Wrong!

Friction between the moving tyre and the road pushes the bike forward.

12. ### 12.

Gravity
Air resistance
Convection
Correct!
Wrong!

The cyclist is pushing against the air, which slows him down.

If forces A and B are equal, the cyclist will move at a steady pace.

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