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Looking for VCE Physics past papers to practice your skills and apply your knowledge? You’ve come to the right place.

The VCE Physics exam will assess your appreciation, understanding, and application of Physics principles, theories, laws, models, systems, and structures. It will also test whether you can apply scientific skills to examine Physics models, practices and their applications.

It’s important that you can demonstrate extensive knowledge and understanding of key Physics concepts, by describing and explaining these clearly and accurately, solving multi-step questions and demonstrating highly competent Physics skills. Doing past exam papers is one of the best ways to prepare you for your final exams. The current VCE Physics syllabus was updated in 2016 (Units 1 and 2) and 2017 (Units 3 and 4) We’ve got VCE Physics past papers from 2002 to 2019 to help you with this.

We’ve organised the past papers by course and year, naming the links as accurately as possible. If you find any errors, please let us know.

Sometimes, there is only a marking guide available, in others, the marking guide contains sample answers as well. The table usually shows each question and the criteria with each mark or mark range.



3 Tips to Help you Prepare for Your VCE Physics Exam

  • Focus on Physics Concepts That You Struggle With. Keep a list of troublesome concepts. Consolidate your understanding of these by creating your own flowcharts and tables. Another effective way to test your understanding is to teach it to someone else. Although handy you don’t even need a student to practise like this. You can also record yourself and then listen back to see where you need to improve.
  • Practice Past Paper Exams. The more of these you do, the easier it will become for you to identify the question structures that the VCAA is adopting. A lot of questions are very similar from year to year. Doing past exam papers under strict exam conditions exposes you to exam-style questions and tests your exam readiness. Record and track your exam scores and re-do problem questions until you feel confident to answer any question on the specific topic.



3 Tips to Help you Ace Your VCE Physics Exam

  • Know how to Respond to Key Verbs in Questions. Respond appropriately to key verbs in questions. E.g. Explain means linking cause and effect, showing the evident relationship between things, and covering why and/or how. You need to be able to know how to explain things like what the function of a split-ring commutator is or how Young’s double-slit experiment provided evidence for the wave nature of light. Describe means covering characteristics and features in detail, and Assess means making a judgment about the value of something.
  • Use Stored Values in Your Calculator. Don’t waste this useful function on your Scientific calculator. This can save you a lot of time in your exam. Instead of writing out constants like the speed of light, Planck’s constant or the Universal Gravitational Constant, store these values in your calculator. This makes them instantly more accessible. This will also help minimise the chance of errors when you substitute values into your calculator.
  • Check Your Work. Never leave an exam early. Check and re-check your work and then check again. Make sure there is no possible way you have made an error. This may sound obvious and extreme, but you’d be shocked to see how many marks are lost because students don’t do this.



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