In your final exams, you will sit three 1 hour exam papers. You should practice questions from both sets of papers as they will help you revise.
Listed below are the past papers for the P7 units. Each exam is 60 minutes long and worth 60 marks. You are allowed to use a calculator to complete the calculations. Click on the links for the question papers, mark schemes and examiners reports (which give you information on the mistakes commonly made by students in this exam).
The mark scheme contains the answers to the questions, the extra information contains additional guidance about what the examiners allowed or did not allow. The list below outlines the key terms you need to be aware of.
• Do not allow - This is used to describe answers that are incorrect and the mark is not given even if the correct answer has also been given.
• Ignore - This means that the answer is not wrong, but on its own is not enough to gain the mark. If the correct answer has also been given, then the mark is awarded.
• Allow - These are alternative answers that are also allowed.
• Underlined words - The underlined words are those that must be included in the answer to gain the mark.
• AW - alternative wording, this means that you can write an alternative answer that conveys the same message.
• ECF - Error Carried Forward, this means that an error made earlier on in the question can be carried forwards. This is usually used in calculation questions.
• ORA - Or Reverse Argument, this means that you can write the reverse argument. For example if you are explaining why one compound has a higher melting point than another you could write the reverse argument about why the other compound has a lower melting point.