The exam consists of a written, practical and oral part.
The written exam consists of ten theoretical questions, five conceptual tasks and five numerical tasks, a total of 100 points (each task carries a maximum of 5 points). A student successfully passes the written part of the exam if he / she achieves 25 points in theory and 25 points in conceptual and numerical tasks (together) on the written exam.
The time for solving the written part is 180 minutes.
Practical part of the exam
After the written part of the exam, there is a practical part of the exam where two experiments are performed (maximum 100 points), and the following is assessed:
- concept (sketch, accessories, equations) -> 10 points * 2
- performing the exercise (composing, tidiness, safety, independence) -> 20 points * 2
- processing of results (calculation, errors, display – tables, graphs) -> 20 points * 2
The time for performing the practical part is 120 minutes.
The oral part of the exam examines the understanding of the practical exercises, which includes: definitions, statements of the law, excerpts and interpretations of the results. A maximum of 100 points can be achieved.
Depending on the grade from the written, practical and oral part of the exam and the number of points achieved in the colloquia and exercises, the final grade is formed as follows:
Grades are calculated using the following percentage
p = 0,6*pClass + 0,1*pWritten + 0,2*pPractical + 0,1*pOral
• 50,0≤p≤64,9% –sufficient (2)
• 65,0≤p≤77,9% – good (3)
• 78,0≤p≤89,9% – very good (4)
• 90,0≤p≤100% – excelent (5)
What does the exam look like?
The exam consists of three parts: a theoretical part that is taken in writing, a practical part where 2 exercises from the list are performed and an oral part where you answer orally a couple of questions related to the practical part.
The material remains the same – physics of primary and secondary school (gymnasium), so we will not advertise the list of questions, but here are some instructions (where the number in parentheses indicates the maximum number of points for a correctly written answer)
12. Draw a temperature-heat diagram from melting ice to evaporating water (2) and use it to explain why water does not suddenly evaporate at 100 ° C (3).
Example of a conceptual task (where the number in parentheses indicates the maximum number of points for a correctly written answer):
13. When you performed the Ohm’s Law Verification exercise experimentally, you connected the resistor to a direct current source. Could you do this exercise with an AC source instead of a DC power source? (2)
c) depends on the frequency of the alternating current
Explain the answer in words, with an appropriate mathematical model and draw an electrical diagram of the connection (3).
Here is a list of questions for the practical part of the exam
The oral part of the exam consists of a review of the report of the practical part and a couple of questions related to the practical part.