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IGCSE Edexcel Biology 2009 2h

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    (Original post by CHEM1STRY)
    Exactly.

    You are forgetting the really obvious point, they will be unbelievably generous to the graph you used where as you are saying that everyone should get it, including the people that just got confused and didn't even answer. The exact thing happened to the in the maths by edexcel last year, everyone who answered it with a good attempt got the marks, sheesh just accept you will get two and move on


    you are all getting really worked up, what the hell are you expecting to happen? to be the hardest mark scheme for that question. In fact technically every answer was wrong because every answer you are giving for that graph wouldn't suggest a decrease in population, as long as it is plausible and you refferred to the graph you will get the mark, if you did not refer to a graph with A FIGURE like as it goes past 30 degrees ..... then you will only get one. How hard is it to understand, they are testig the same skills with both variations of the question
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    (Original post by acm345)
    You are forgetting the really obvious point, they will be unbelievably generous to the graph you used where as you are saying that everyone should get it, including the people that just got confused and didn't even answer. The exact thing happened to the in the maths by edexcel last year, everyone who answered it with a good attempt got the marks, sheesh just accept you will get two and move on
    Yes everyone should get it. If they didn't answer then they could've answered about the other graph. Other schools got notices ffs! We give them the benefit of the doubt: that if the Q was right then they would've answered it.

    Anyway I think the email will be on Monday because this isn't a working day for them it seems.
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    (Original post by acm345)
    You are forgetting the really obvious point, they will be unbelievably generous to the graph you used where as you are saying that everyone should get it, including the people that just got confused and didn't even answer. The exact thing happened to the in the maths by edexcel last year, everyone who answered it with a good attempt got the marks, sheesh just accept you will get two and move on
    Maths IGCSE?
    If so, was that the vectors question?
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    (Original post by Ben77mc)
    Maths IGCSE?
    If so, was that the vectors question?
    yes
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    (Original post by acm345)
    yes
    Well, that wasn't hard anyway.
    I got it right doing past papers
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    (Original post by Ben77mc)
    Well, that wasn't hard anyway.
    I got it right doing past papers

    Yeah but would you if you were in an exam and you thought you had the right answer but the question was telling you it was wrong? If so then you would be ignoring the obvious false information in the question, and so it is the exact same case here. i.e everyone that answered it with a good attempt should get the marks, not everybody
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    (Original post by acm345)
    Yeah but would you if you were in an exam and you thought you had the right answer but the question was telling you it was wrong? If so then you would be ignoring the obvious false information in the question, and so it is the exact same case here. i.e everyone that answered it with a good attempt should get the marks, not everybody
    I know what you mean.
    Oh well, chem to worry about now ;]
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    (Original post by acm345)
    Yeah but would you if you were in an exam and you thought you had the right answer but the question was telling you it was wrong? If so then you would be ignoring the obvious false information in the question, and so it is the exact same case here. i.e everyone that answered it with a good attempt should get the marks, not everybody
    What? Where is the logic in that... who are you to say it was an obvious mistake? Anyway did you see me ask Blair in the exam hall? He said the question was right... I nearly even corrected the question myself but Blair came and said it was the correct question.

    EVERYONE should get the marks. They might have just left it out because they couldn't use that graph... if they had realised the mistake they should get the marks.
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    (Original post by Ben77mc)
    I know what you mean.
    Oh well, chem to worry about now ;]

    Yeah if the same happens in chem, prepare for another debate :rolleyes: .
    I hope chem has more chem on it than bio had bio
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    (Original post by acm345)
    Yeah if the same happens in chem, prepare for another debate :rolleyes: .
    I hope chem has more chem on it than bio had bio
    There were about 30 marks on biology in that paper - the rest were the stupid 'suggest how' questions.

    Pissed me off
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    (Original post by CHEM1STRY)
    What? Where is the logic in that... who are you to say it was an obvious mistake? Anyway did you see me ask Blair in the exam hall? He said the question was right... I nearly even corrected the question myself but Blair came and said it was the correct question.

    EVERYONE should get the marks. They might have just left it out because they couldn't use that graph... if they had realised the mistake they should get the marks.
    With the maths paper, didn't they mark it out of 98?
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    (Original post by acm345)
    You are forgetting the really obvious point, they will be unbelievably generous to the graph you used where as you are saying that everyone should get it, including the people that just got confused and didn't even answer. The exact thing happened to the in the maths by edexcel last year, everyone who answered it with a good attempt got the marks, sheesh just accept you will get two and move on


    you are all getting really worked up, what the hell are you expecting to happen? to be the hardest mark scheme for that question. In fact technically every answer was wrong because every answer you are giving for that graph wouldn't suggest a decrease in population, as long as it is plausible and you refferred to the graph you will get the mark, if you did not refer to a graph with A FIGURE like as it goes past 30 degrees ..... then you will only get one. How hard is it to understand, they are testig the same skills with both variations of the question
    so they're going to get marks for incorrectly following what was said on the paper???

    imo, the 2 marks should just be removed from the paper. with the grraph they stated, it was quite hard to come up with a reason, i think i got it wrong. then that second graph was easy to answer the question with..this is pissing me off...
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    (Original post by CHEM1STRY)
    What? Where is the logic in that... who are you to say it was an obvious mistake? Anyway did you see me ask Blair in the exam hall? He said the question was right... I nearly even corrected the question myself but Blair came and said it was the correct question.

    EVERYONE should get the marks. They might have just left it out because they couldn't use that graph... if they had realised the mistake they should get the marks.
    I wasn't saying it was an obvious mistake, i am saying it has happened before and they only give the marks to decent attempts or then it is a useless question when the point of the question is still there, TO READ A GRAPH. Everyone who saw the question and didn't even attempt are people with a bad exam technique, why don't you go one step further and say that in the english, loads thought it was a poster in paper 1 and they didn't specify it was a leaflet so why don't they just give everyone full marks in that exam then? Case and point as long as you make an attempt at the question you will get the marks, i don't even know why the hell you are complaining you will get the marks, i'd be more bothered about you're other mistakes
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    (Original post by Ben77mc)
    With the maths paper, didn't they mark it out of 98?
    nope, just every single attempt that suggested an attempt at the point of the question which was VECTORS then you got full marks for the question and in the case TO READ A GRAPH will get full marks, i am not saying it is right to do it, but i am saying they will not disregard the question when the aspect they were testing is still there to be seen
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    (Original post by acm345)
    I wasn't saying it was an obvious mistake, i am saying it has happened before and they only give the marks to decent attempts or then it is a useless question when the point of the question is still there, TO READ A GRAPH. Everyone who saw the question and didn't even attempt are people with a bad exam technique, why don't you go one step further and say that in the english, loads thought it was a poster in paper 1 and they didn't specify it was a leaflet so why don't they just give everyone full marks in that exam then? Case and point as long as you make an attempt at the question you will get the marks, i don't even know why the hell you are complaining you will get the marks, i'd be more bothered about you're other mistakes
    Yes but this was 2 marks not loads... comon.

    Anyway exams are meant to test our ability in biology not our ability to interperate wrong questions...
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    (Original post by CHEM1STRY)
    Yes but this was 2 marks not loads... comon.

    Anyway exams are meant to test our ability in biology not our ability to interperate wrong questions...
    The vectors one was 2 marks too
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    (Original post by Ben77mc)
    The vectors one was 2 marks too
    I was talking about the english paper.
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    (Original post by CHEM1STRY)
    I was talking about the english paper.
    Okay
    Youll get 2 marks anyway
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    I think it's unfair that people who commented on the wrong graph should get the marks. Incorrect or not, it clearly stated GRAPH C so anybody that attempted to answer using Graph C should get the marks.

    Any answers referring to Graph D should be wrong as they clearly didn't read the question (or just gambled on Edexcel making a mistake).
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    I think it is very fair and Edexcel should maintain their stance on this.

    I promise I did not use the wrong graph. /winks

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