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Year 10 Physics Assignment
Weighting: 30%
Due Date:
Introduction
Buying a car can be an exciting, yet possibly stressful milestone in your life. Knowing what to
look for when shopping and being realistic when budgeting can help make this experience
much easier. This assignment is designed to help you prepare for this large purchase. You are
to complete the six questions below. Type your answers into the spaces provided and submit
to your teacher (via the submission portal on Connect).
https://www.carsales.com.au
1. Click on the second link (rac.com). List the four tips recommended when buying
2. The car you buy will depend on the budget you have. For the purpose of this assignment,
you are 18 years old. Fill in the following details about yourself:
Type of job/employment
Board
Clothes
Going out
Phone bill
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Transport (Bus &amp; train)
TOTAL Expenditure
Take Home Pay minus expenditure
3. The car you choose to buy is a personal choice. What car are you interested in buying? Click
Make
Model
Year
Cost
Insert a picture of your car of choice here:
4. There are many costs associated with buying and owning a car. Using a device, find the
cost for each of the items listed below.
Insurance (per year)
Fuel consumption of your chosen car
Fuel cost per week (based on 15,000 km per
year and \$1.50 per litre) show all working
New tyres per year (replace every 4 years)
Servicing (once per year)
What is the greatest cost each year when you own a car?
Using the above table calculate the total yearly cost of running your car (show your working)
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5. Often, taking out a loan is necessary to purchase your first car. This also comes with
additional costs. It is necessary to make sure you can pay the weekly repayments so that costs
are kept as low as possible.
How much money will you need to borrow to purchase your car? Using a device, research
what the interest rate on this loan would be, as well as the weekly repayments. Complete
the table below.
Loan amount
Interest rate
Weekly repayments
Number of years
Total amount repaid
6. The links below contain information about important safety features found in cars.
http://www.howsafeisyourcar.com.au/Safety-Features/Safety-Features-List/
List the safety features found in your car of choice.
Explain how airbags can keep a driver and/or passenger safe.
References:
List the sites used when finding information for this assignment:
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Extras For Experts:
1. Diesel vs Petrol. Which is better. Explain why
2. How much does a car battery cost? How long will it last?
3. How much does it cost to join the RAC Roadside Assistance? What does this provide?
Ids it worth it to you?
4. What car features do you think are important? Explain why.
5. Create a graph of the cost of unleaded petrol over the last 20 years.
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OLD MARKING KEY, PTO FOR NEW ONE Marking
Student:_______________
x
Comment if needed
Submitted one time
Page1-2
Realistic Career
4 Tips
Realistic car
Realistic and accurate calculations
Realistic Occupation and pay
Picture of Car
Page 2 Q4
Accurate figures
Accurate calculation of Fuel cost per week
Greatest Cost Q correct
P3
Yearly Cost – working shown, accurately
calculated
Fortnightly cost accurately calculated
Loan details realistic and correct
Safety Features listed – How many should we
expect?
Airbag question – adequate explanation, NOT
copied directly
P4
References
P5 Extras For Experts
Not compulsory
BUT – good work here might influence your
overall mark
10
8-9
6-7
5
3-4
1-2
Perfect and On Time
Excellent and On Time
Sound
OK
Lacking
Unsatisfactory
As a general guide I would take off 10% for every day late
After you have marked a couple – please swap them with another teacher (cross-mark) to
ensure we are all marking to the same standard
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Marking
Student:_______________
x
Comment if needed
Submitted one time
Page1-2
Realistic Career
4 Tips
Realistic car
Realistic and accurate calculations
Realistic Occupation and pay
Picture of Car
Page 2 Q4
Accurate figures
Accurate calculation of Fuel cost per week
Greatest Cost Q correct
P3
Yearly Cost – working shown, accurately
calculated
Fortnightly cost accurately calculated
Loan details realistic and correct
Safety Features listed
Airbag question – adequate explanation, NOT
copied directly
P4
References
P5 Extras For Experts
Not compulsory
BUT – good work here might influence your
overall mark
10
8-9
6-7
5
3-4
1-2
Perfect and On Time
Excellent and On Time
Sound
OK
Lacking
Unsatisfactory
As a general guide I would take off 10% for every day late
After you have marked a couple – please swap them with another teacher (cross-mark) to
ensure we are all marking to the same standard
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