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AQA A2 Biol4 January 2012 pre- exam discussion

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    (Original post by EffKayy)
    We got given that hodder book from school. Theres less content but OK for application - where are the answers ???!
    I've found this a problem - there are no answers, unless only teachers have access to them?
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    (Original post by qwerty54321)
    Yes please - I'm desperate for any resources, thanks so so much .
    Although I can imagine your workload must be through the roof if he gives you that much!

    I'm sure you'll do brilliantly as you did so well last year, so don't worry!! Just try and relax. You're doing it quite early - we didn't do our AS one until around April time last year :O.

    Out of interest do you go to a state or private school/college?
    I went to a very bad state school until year 11 and then got a 100% (15 grand a year) bursary for a private college in westminster for my A levels!
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    (Original post by sanaindaclub)
    I went to a very bad state school until year 11 and then got a 100% (15 grand a year) bursary for a private college in westminster for my A levels!
    Wow how did you manage that?! Entrance exams?
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    (Original post by sanaindaclub)
    I went to a very bad state school until year 11 and then got a 100% (15 grand a year) bursary for a private college in westminster for my A levels!
    Do you know where You can get answers for the hodder book ?
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    (Original post by qwerty54321)
    Yep . Oo good luck - I find this unit is so much more difficult than the other two :\.
    That sounds like a good idea - you're so organised! Although this year I've just (on thursday) finished making notes on the Nelson thornes book as my school is too slow, although I'm not really that clued up on Inheritance.
    How come you're not taking it in Jan? Both unit 4 and 5 in june?
    My teacher said we won't be ready by January (I beg to differ) and so he never entered, I begged and he said no. So I'm resitting BIOL2 in January and doing the other 2 in June. I don't like Nelson Thornes for A2 much, it's good for content but that's it. The hodder book is fantastic.
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    (Original post by LifeIsGood)
    My teacher said we won't be ready by January (I beg to differ) and so he never entered, I begged and he said no. So I'm resitting BIOL2 in January and doing the other 2 in June. I don't like Nelson Thornes for A2 much, it's good for content but that's it. The hodder book is fantastic.
    My teachers kept on ranting that the Nelson Thornes books for AS / A2 are aimed at those who want to get a C :nothing:
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    (Original post by thegodofgod)
    My teachers kept on ranting that the Nelson Thornes books for AS / A2 are aimed at those who want to get a C :nothing:
    I don't know really, it depends to be honest. It gives the information but really does waffle on and knowing AQA, they're more focused on application which the Hodder book fulls insight to, even the content in the Hodder book is better. However, in June 2010 the BIOL2 paper had two questions from the application box in Nelson Thornes with the same exact question so it definitley isn't useless. For AS it's really good but for Unit 4, it just lacks a lot of the application so it's more useful to learn content.
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    (Original post by thegodofgod)
    My teachers kept on ranting that the Nelson Thornes books for AS / A2 are aimed at those who want to get a C :nothing:
    I agree but you need the NT books for content. The hodder books don't go through it in nearly enough detail.
    And I beg to disagree with your teacher - I ONLY used the NT book last year for AS and got well over 90%. So i wouldn't worry what your teacher says.

    But this year I'm not taking the risk, so I'm using NT for notes, and hodder for exam questions.
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    (Original post by LifeIsGood)
    My teacher said we won't be ready by January (I beg to differ) and so he never entered, I begged and he said no. So I'm resitting BIOL2 in January and doing the other 2 in June. I don't like Nelson Thornes for A2 much, it's good for content but that's it. The hodder book is fantastic.
    I use the NT book to get the information, and once I've revised I'll use the hodder one for questions, because the hodder one doesn;t have enough detail. Saying that, the hodder one doesn't have any answers either!!
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    (Original post by qwerty54321)
    I use the NT book to get the information, and once I've revised I'll use the hodder one for questions, because the hodder one doesn;t have enough detail. Saying that, the hodder one doesn't have any answers either!!
    The hodder one is also quite difficult to read as it's layout is pretty boring
    But the application stuff is a God-send to me! I needed most help with that.
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    (Original post by sanaindaclub)
    I went to a very bad state school until year 11 and then got a 100% (15 grand a year) bursary for a private college in westminster for my A levels!
    very bad! wow......don't call my school bad when you hardly came there
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    (Original post by Rahul.S)
    very bad! wow......don't call my school bad when you hardly came there
    Hey! My attendance improved during out GCSE's! Ur still at Loxford?
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    Nowhere to get the answers from then? K.
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    I should have made a thread for this but I'm more likely to get more of a discussion in here.


    I don't know which formula to use?
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    (Original post by LifeIsGood)
    I should have made a thread for this but I'm more likely to get more of a discussion in here.


    I don't know which formula to use?
    20-5 = 15, so there is an increase of 15 per 1000 people overall.

    15/1000 = 0.015

    Therefore, the multiplier is 1 + 0.015 = 1.015.

    Pop in 2007 = 107,000,000

    Pop in 2008 = 107,000,000 x 1.015 = 108,605,000 people (hopefully )
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    (Original post by thegodofgod)
    20-5 = 15, so there is an increase of 15 per 1000 people overall.

    15/1000 = 0.015

    Therefore, the multiplier is 1 + 0.015 = 1.015.

    Pop in 2007 = 107,000,000

    Pop in 2008 = 107,000,000 x 1.015 = 108,605,000 people (hopefully )
    Thank You!

    We never went over this and seeing as I couldn't do this, figures I'll have to do it myself (the chapter). Thanks again
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    (Original post by sanaindaclub)
    Hey! My attendance improved during out GCSE's! Ur still at Loxford?
    your attedance improved by 100% everytime you came yh I'm still at LOX
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    I can't believe people have already finished the syllabus! We've still got nutrient cycles and speciation left.
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    (Original post by EffKayy)
    Nowhere to get the answers from then? K.
    Sorry! My teachers mark them!
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    (Original post by thegodofgod)
    20-5 = 15, so there is an increase of 15 per 1000 people overall.

    15/1000 = 0.015

    Therefore, the multiplier is 1 + 0.015 = 1.015.

    Pop in 2007 = 107,000,000

    Pop in 2008 = 107,000,000 x 1.015 = 108,605,000 people (hopefully )
    So that's how you do it! Did it in class but couldn't get my head round it!

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