STPM Physics 2011 – Tips and Predictions for Papers 960/4
Examination Format for STPM Physics 2011 Paper 960/4 Written Practical Test Paper 4
Taken from Peperiksaan STPM (Malaysia Higher School Certificate) Physics Syllabus, Majlis Peperiksaan Malaysia (Malaysian Examination Council)
Who are required to take this STPM Physics Paper 4 Written Practical Test
- Individual private candidates,
- Candidates from private schools which have no permission to carry out the school-based assessment of practical work,
- Candidates who repeat upper six (in government or private schools), and
- Candidates who do not attend classes of lower six and upper six for two consecutive years (in government or private schools) are required to take this paper.
The written practical test will be made of two structured questions to test the candidates’ understanding of practical procedures in the laboratory. The Malaysian Examinations Council will not be strictly bound by the syllabus in setting questions. Where appropriate, candidates will be given sufficient information to enable them to answer the questions. Only knowledge of theory within the syllabus and knowledge of usual laboratory practical procedures will be expected.
Question to be set will test candidates’ ability to
- Record readings from diagrams of apparatus,
- Describe, explain, comment on or suggest experimental arrangements, techniques and procedures,
- Complete tables of data and/or plot graphs,
- Interpret, draw conclusions from, and evaluate observations and experimental data,
- Recognise limitations of experiments and sources of results,
- Explain the effect of errors on experimental results,
- Suggest precautions or safety measures,
- Explain theoretical basis of experiments,
- Use theories to explain the results of experiments,
- Perform simple calculations based on experiments.
It is consisting 10% of the Physics paper. Two compulsory structured questions are to be answered. Marks will not be deducted for wrong answers.
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