Specification focus questions on Energy resources and Electricity generation for Edexcel IGCSE Physics

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Energy resources and Electricity generation

  1. What is meant by renewable energy? 
  2. Write down some examples of renewable energy. 
  3. What is meant by non-renewable energy? 
  4. Give some examples of non-renewable energy. 
  5. Write down the energy transfers taking place in the following ways of generating electricity. 
  1. wind 
  2. water 
  3. geothermal resources 
  4. solar heating systems 
  5. solar cells 
  6. fossil fuels 
  7.  nuclear power 

Large-scale electricity production

  1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear fuel? 
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas)? 

Useful exam resources for AQA GCSE Combined Science (Trilogy)

This is a compilation of valuable physics resources for pupils taking AQA GCSE Combined Science (Trilogy).

Firstly the specification

What is assessed in Paper 1

What is assessed in Paper 2

Click here to be taken to all the required practicals you need to know about for the physics papers of GCSE Combined Science (Trilogy)

Equations that need to be learnt – are not given in the exam. HT means Higher Tier Only

Equations that are given on an equation sheet in the exam – HT means Higher Tier Only

Past Paper Questions

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Mark Schemes for the Questions

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Examiner’s reports for the Past Papers

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There has never been more online help to assist you through this course. Please have a look at our specification focus questions and useful revision websites for GCSE Physics.

Good luck with your study of AQA GCSE Combined Science.

Required Practicals for AQA GCSE Physics Forces topic

Here is a selection of helpful videos to help you with the required practicals needed for the Forces section.

Required practical activity 6: investigate the relationship between force and extension for a spring.

Required practical activity 7: investigate the effect of varying the force on the acceleration of an object of constant mass, and the effect of varying the mass of an object on the acceleration produced by a constant force.