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Edexcel igcse biology may 2012 exam discussion

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    (Original post by ZahwahPTTS)
    Hey guys!

    And when they ask you to "describe an experiment you could do to find out......." you should use CORMS
    Compare - Rang of value (independent variable)
    Orgasm - species/size/age/sex...(controlled variable)
    Replication - More than one reading
    Measure - mass/ length/ units (dependent variable)
    Same - temperature/ light intensity/ water (controlled variable)
    THIS QUESTION COMES FOR 6 MARKS!

    Hope it'll help


    You have to orgasm when describing an experiment?
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    (Original post by soindie)
    You have to orgasm when describing an experiment?
    I'm pretty sure he meant "Organism" ...
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    (Original post by TrynaPass)
    'We're in the same boat! My first ever, and maths was already crazy for me -__- but hey we just gotta pray and hope for the best. just give it your all... but anything can come its adviceable that you go through the 2011-2012 papers cause the topics revolved around are normally similar. ive just finished the 2012 january paper... anyone has the mark scheme?
    I do- just give me ur email
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    has anyone started chem revision yet?
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    I have, just getting all those technicalities
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    Do we need to know all that fishing stuff?
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    (Original post by 12cheungjk1)
    Do we need to know all that fishing stuff?
    yeah but all you need to know is what was written earlier on in this thread.
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    (Original post by Umackjiggles)
    has anyone started chem revision yet?
    Chemistry IGCSE's easy ... it's the Biology I'm worried about.

    BTW there is a thread for Chemistry IGCSE discussion.
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    (Original post by Big-Daddy)
    Chemistry IGCSE's easy ... it's the Biology I'm worried about.

    BTW there is a thread for Chemistry IGCSE discussion.
    yeah I agree, as long as you understand the concepts you are basically set.
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    hey kate
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    what do you think is likely to come up tomorrow??
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    (Original post by Umackjiggles)
    has anyone started chem revision yet?
    Yes I have actually. How do you feel about this year's exam?
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    Anyone have the papers on the IGCSE Biology site? Website seems to be down - Many people must be doing last minute revision
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    What were last year's grade boundaries for Biology?
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    (Original post by yiannis)
    Yes I have actually. How do you feel about this year's exam?
    I'm feeling pretty confident because I did quite a lot of revision for my mocks and they ask the same questions every year so they are easy to predict. How about you?
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    (Original post by Clare2012)
    what do you think is likely to come up tomorrow??
    Production of beer; tissue culture(micropropagation); genetic modification.
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    (Original post by Big-Daddy)
    Can I just ask a technical question?

    For these IGCSE exams, what do we draw in pencil and what in pen? Do we draw graphs in pencil or pen, for example?
    yes graphs in pencil, everything else in pen. good luck!
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    (Original post by Umackjiggles)
    has anyone started chem revision yet?
    naaah chems easy
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    (Original post by Umackjiggles)
    I'm feeling pretty confident because I did quite a lot of revision for my mocks and they ask the same questions every year so they are easy to predict. How about you?
    Same here; the exam tends to be more theory based, you do not need to really apply your knowledge to everyday situations like Biology and Physics-thus it is much easier for me.

    Did revision for my mocks; got well above A*; confident enough.

    How about you?
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    Would just like to point out that in the specification no mention is made of actually memorising the production of beer.

    The student book.. just gave a bit of extra info..

    Instead all we need to know is the role of yeast in the production of beer

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