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    if i get 6 in the 2 essays (im bad at essays) i get 80 which is a B

    happppy.
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    (Original post by JackoGeddes)
    if i get 6 in the 2 essays (im bad at essays) i get 80 which is a B

    happppy.
    6/20 or 12/20?

    Surely if you are bad at essays then you would be bad at the entire knowledge side of the course? Essays are just writing any facts that you can remember...
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    (Original post by JackoGeddes)
    if i get 6 in the 2 essays (im bad at essays) i get 80 which is a B

    happppy.


    80/110 rounds up to 73% which is normally an A. Unless the grade boundaries move up a bit, that's an A
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    (Original post by LucyO123)
    80/110 rounds up to 73% which is normally an A. Unless the grade boundaries move up a bit, that's an A
    It's out of 130.
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    Aww what? :O
    I thought section B was out of 60
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    (Original post by LucyO123)
    Aww what? :O
    I thought section B was out of 60
    I wish section B was out of 60... I would have got 117% in section B
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    Does anyone know of any exam when the percentage needed has increased for each grade?.. by any exam i mean any subject.
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    See for 7(a)(i), I wrote ovules instead of ovaries...reckon they'd accept this?
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    God what a disaster this exam was for me, I ended up just leaving it before the essays. Felt like death.

    Just as I was about to leave the house for the exam (and I was already running late) my dog started squealing, so I had to make sure that he was ok before I left (he damaged a ligament in his leg). I ended up running for half an hour to get to school, went into the exam 10 minutes late with sweat dripping off me (it was so warm outside). When I sat down I was so tired and loaded with hay fever I couldn't even think about anything and I ended up missing out half of the questions and the essays.

    I've had A's in both prelims and in every class test, then in the final exam I completely blew it and I don't even think I'll get a C.

    Damn Biology.
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    (Original post by qwerty1507)
    For 21, the last 4 months is 5 - 9. At 9 months it is 400 and at 5 it is 250 so the difference is 150. You then divide than by the 250 at the start of the 4 month period and times by 100 to get 60% which was B.
    for that questions i ended up with 63%...but i worked backwards to find which answer was closest to the 250 difference...and it was 60 so yay
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    (Original post by JaggySnake95)
    My stm must be above average because for the 48 hours after I'm read my notes its almost as if I have the word documents as pictures in my brain. :P

    You too. (I'm assuming you're doing it, unless you're just trolling those poor people who have exams.)
    yeah i did higher human biology...i always seem to end up on the normal biology thread though:/
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    for the last question i ticked the wrong box but gave the right explanation, do you think i'd still get the mark? :/
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    (Original post by deedee123)
    for the last question i ticked the wrong box but gave the right explanation, do you think i'd still get the mark? :/
    Probably not, unless it was a 2 mark question where you'll get 1 mark
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    Hi, see for 7b(I) about the features of meiosis, could you say crossing over too ?
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    (Original post by JoeHent1995)
    Hi, see for 7b(I) about the features of meiosis, could you say crossing over too ?
    Yeah, you could say crossing over or random assortment.


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    Despite its morbid nature, do you think it would be acceptable to answer the control question with identical experiment with a dead snail ?
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    (Original post by JoeHent1995)
    Despite its morbid nature, do you think it would be acceptable to answer the control question with identical experiment with a dead snail ?
    I said identical experiment but without a snail.. :confused:
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    (Original post by SQA)
    I said identical experiment but without a snail.. :confused:
    I think that should be fine
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    From the official marking scheme for a past paper you can have:

    Identical/Same

    apparatus/set up/experiment

    with no snail/dead snail/glass beads/plasticene
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    Omg! Thanks

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