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GCSE Physics Coursework - Resistance of a Wire Coursework Resistance of a Wire Task To investigate how the resistance of a wire is affected by the length of the wire. Theory What is resistance? Electricity is conducted through a conductor, in this case wire, by means of free electrons. The number of free electrons depends on the material and more free electrons means a better conductor, i.e. it has less resistance. For example, gold has more free electrons than iron and, as a result, it is a better conductor. The free electrons are given energy and as a result move and collid…
Do you think it is impossible to get a good grade on GCSE Physics coursework? Do you think you will not get more than a C on your project? Well, with such thoughts and attitude, you will definitely fail.
Thus, the first thing you need to do is calm down and believe that a good GCSE Physics coursework is what you can do. Then, read this article till the end and use tips provided. So, we begin.
Why is it really possible to get a good grade on GCSE Physics coursework?
The way GCSE Physics courseworks are assessed makes it possible to get a necessary mark. You definitely know that your project consists of four sections. Each section will get its own mark.
What this means is that if one or another section of your GCSE Physics coursework is not that good, you can try harder and get better marks on other sections. So, you have good chances to get a good final grade.
How are GCSE Physics coursework sections evaluated?
Certainly, you need to know what exactly will be evaluated in each of the sections of your GCSE Physics coursework. Let us explain you this briefly.
This first section of your GCSE Physics coursework can be called the easiest one. To get better marks on it, clearly explain what you are going to do, what equipment you are going to use, etc. Although these seem to be very obvious things, many students fail to explain everything in a clear fashion.
To get good marks on this second section of your GCSE Physics coursework, just be careful and attentive when making experiments. Take accurate notes and record your results.
Why do many students get low marks when analyzing results? They do not use scientific knowledge, and this is exactly what will be evaluated in this section of your GCSE Physics coursework.
When completing this part of the project, mind that you have to talk not only about the results of your experiments, possible anomalies, errors, etc. Ideally, you are supposed to evaluate every stage of your work critically.