Exam Booklet 1 - Mixed Subjects

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MATHEMATICS (LINEAR) ­ GCSE PRACTICE EXAM
Time Allowed: 30 Minutes Calculator Allowed
1) The distance from the earth to a star is 8 x 1013 kilometres. Light travels at a speed of approximately 3 x
105 kilometres per second. How long will light take to travel from the star to the earth? Give your answer
correct to 3 significant figures. (3)
2)
a. What is the total cost of a television set if it is priced at £240 plus VAT of 17.5 %? (1)
b. A radio costs £21.60 in a sale. If it had a reduction of 10%, what was its original price? (1)
c. A computer costs £998.75 including VAT at 17.5 %. What is its price before VAT is added? (1)
3) y is proportional to the cube root of x . y = 10 when x = 8.
a) Find an expression for y in terms of x. (1)
b) Calculate (i) y when x = 64. (1) (ii) x when y = 25. (1)
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ENGLISH ­ GCSE PRACTICE EXAM
Time Allowed: 40 minutes
SECTION C: WRITING TO INFORM, EXPLAIN, DESCRIBE
There are two questions in this section. You should answer ONE of them.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this question.
8. Your local council has allocated a large area of land for a new leisure facility. Write a letter to the council,
describing the facilities you think it should contain, giving the reasons for your selection.
OR
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BIOLOGY ­ GCSE PRACTICE EXAM
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CHEMISTRY ­ GCSE
PRACTICE EXAM
Time Allowed: 30 minutes
1 Marble chips (calcium carbonate) react with hydrochloric acid as shown in the equation.
CaCO3(s) + 2HCl(aq) ® CaCl2(aq) + H2O(l) + CO2(g)
Some students investigated the effect of the size of marble chips on the rate
of this reaction. They did the reactions in a conical flask, which they
put onto a balance connected to a computer to
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The graphs show the total mass of the
flask and reaction mixture plotted against time for the
three experiments.
(a) Which curve, A, B or C, shows the results for the fastest reaction?
(1)
(b) Which curve, A, B or C, shows the results for the largest marble chips?
(1)
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Explain what happens to the atoms in the metal when a piece of copper is pulled into a wire.
(2)
[Higher]
4 Nanotechnology promises to revolutionise our world. Nanoparticles and new devices are being rapidly developed but production is
still on a very small scale. The properties of nanoparticles that make them useful can cause problems if they are made in large
quantities. These include explosions because of spontaneous combustion on contact with air.…read more

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PHYSICS ­ GCSE PRACTICE EXAM
Time Allowed: 30 minutes
QUESTIONSHEET 4
(a) Give one way in which static electricity is useful.
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(b) Explain how static electricity is used in photocopying.
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(c) Describe one way in which static electricity is a nuisance (or may be dangerous).
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QUESTIONSHEET 3
Before Lord Rutherford's alpha particle scattering experiment in 1909, the atom was thought of as something
like a `plum pudding'.
(a) Describe the `plum pudding' model.
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