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Edexcel GCSE
Physics P1a
Topic 9: Producing and Measuring
Topic 10: You're in Charge
Foundation and Higher Tiers
Monday 25 June 2007 ­ Morning
Time: 20 minutes
Materials required for examination Items included with question papers
Multiple Choice Answer Sheet Nil

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Questions 1 to 16 must be answered by Foundation tier candidates only.
Higher tier candidates start at question 17.

Renewable energy

1. One form of renewable energy is

A solar
B coal
C oil
D natural gas

2. In a wind turbine, electricity is generated when a magnet is rotated…

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The battery powered birthday present

Jim received an electric motor bike for his birthday.
Jim's motor bike is battery powered.
The battery stores energy from the mains.

6. Jim's motor bike uses

A an a.c. dry battery
B a d.c. dry battery
C an a.c. rechargeable battery
D a d.c.…

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9. Jim finds that the average current in the motor is 12 amps. The fully charged battery runs out
after 3 hours.
The capacity, in amp-hours (A h), of this battery is

A 4
B 7.5
C 15
D 36

10. The motor has a power of 144 watts.

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Use this information to answer questions 13 and 14.

Sally and Kate measure the current in a wire at different voltages.
Sally plots their results on a graph.

in amps

in volts

13. Which of these shows the line of best fit Sally should draw?

current current…

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14. To improve the accuracy of their results, Sally and Kate should

A repeat their measurements and calculate an average
B only use high voltages
C use alternating current instead of direct current
D use a computer to plot their graph

15. Sally and Kate wrote down a description of…

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Higher tier candidates start at question 17 and answer questions 17 to 40.
Questions 17 to 24 must be answered by all candidates: Foundation tier and Higher tier

Ben's fan

Ben has a small battery operated fan. He uses the fan to keep himself cool.

17. Ben wants to make…

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Homes for the future

Selina is designing a house. She will include some energy saving features in the house.

scale model of
Selina's house

Use this information to answer questions 20, 21 and 22.

Selina wants to find out which of these will save the most money:
· double glazing…

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21. Which model saves the most energy?

A model 1 with loft insulation
B model 2 with double glazing
C model 3 with cavity wall insulation
D model 4 with no insulation

22. Selina could improve her experiment by using

A all three types of insulation in each model

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Questions 25 to 40 must be answered by Higher tier candidates only.
Foundation tier candidates do not answer questions 25 to 40.

Green football

There are plans to build a wind turbine to provide electricity for a Premiership football club.

25. Some club members are discussing the plans.
Which of…


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