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Edexcel GCSE Science
Physics topic P1a
Specimen multiple-choice paper
Foundation and Higher Tiers
Date:
Time: 20 minutes


Materials required for examination Items included with question papers
Multiple Choice Answer Sheet None
HB pencil, eraser and calculator




Instructions to Candidates
FOUNDATION TIER CANDIDATES ANSWER QUESTIONS…

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FOUNDATION TIER CANDIDATES ANSWER QUESTIONS 1- 24
HIGHER TIER CANDIDATES START AT QUESTION 17.

Rakesh's garden lights

Rakesh buys some solar lights for her garden.




1. The solar lights contain cells which charge up during the day.

The cells are a source of

A magnetic energy
B electrical energy
C…

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4. Rakesh has a friend called Peter.

Peter said to Rakesh:
``Why did you buy solar
powered lights instead of
battery powered lights?''


Solar powered lights

A are friendlier to the environment
B harm the environment
C give out a brighter light
D have higher running costs


5. Rakesh noticed…

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Kath's kitchen

Kath wants to buy some new appliances for her kitchen.

6. Kath buys a new kettle.
The table gives some information about Kath's new kettle.

energy transferred in boiling 1 400
litre of water (kJ)
time taken to boil 1 litre of water 200
(seconds)

What is the…

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9. Kath buys a battery powered whisk.
This contains a direct current (d.c.) motor.
The d.c. motor in the stirrer is based on the model below:



X




The part labelled `X' is

A a coil
B an axle
C a magnet
D a commutator


10. Kath's stirrer has a speed…

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11. Kath's stirrer is efficient.

This means that it can produce a lot of

A movement energy
B chemical energy
C sound energy
D heat (thermal) energy


12. Kath buys a new energy efficient oven.

This means that the new oven will

A use a lower voltage
B use more…

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16. Some people prefer digital cameras to traditional cameras because

A printing is easier and quicker
B digital cameras use batteries
C traditional cameras are smaller and lighter
D traditional cameras are cheaper




7 Turn over

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FOUNDATION TIER CANDIDATES ANSWER QUESTIONS 17 - 24
HIGHER TIER CANDIDATES START HERE.


Anna rides her bike at night

Anna has a dynamo to power her bicycle right on the wheel of her bicycle. When the wheel
spins the dynamo turns and the lights on her bike come on. The…

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19. Anna's bike has lights which can be powered by a battery as well the dynamo.

This means that

A the lights will be brighter
B the lights are dimmer when she is pedalling
C when the bicycle is stationary the lights stay on
D she does not need to…

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Chei's electric scooter




Chei has a new electric scooter.

· it has a rechargeable battery
· Chei measured the battery voltage
· he rode the scooter in four places and measured the different currents
· he then calculated the power of the motor
· he put the results in the…

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