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    HELPFUL INFORMATION REGARDING AS LEVEL BIOLOGY - NEW SPEC


    Personally, I thought the exam went decent.
    Did any of you guys know about a second set of specimen papers? I did them and most of the questions were based off of Paper 1 from Set 2.

    I guess the next best thing to do is to concentrate on Paper 2 on Tuesday 7th.

    I have compiled a list of topics that were not featured on Paper 1 (26th May) and so may come up in Paper 2:
    - Carbohydrates
    - More on DNA and RNA / Protein Synthesis
    - Eukaryotic vs Prokaryotic cells (comparison of organelles)
    - Size and Surface Area
    - Gas Exchange (lungs, fish, insects)
    - Digestion and Absorption (there was 1 question in paper 1 but mostly regarded lipids/triglycerides/hydrolysation)
    - Haemaglobin
    - Circulatory System / The Heart
    - Plants: Xylem / Pholem
    - Biodiversity / Standard Deviation
    - Taxonomy / Natural Selection / Variation (alleles)
    - Meiosis
    - Mutations

    As far as Biochemistry tests go, Lipids/Emulsion test will not come up and it is doubtful that the Benedicts/Sugar test will come up. Revise: Biruret/proteins and Iodine/starch tests.

    Here is a list of what is less likely to come up as was featured on Paper 1:
    - Lipids and proteins
    - Enzyme action including factors affecting (inhibitors)
    - DNA/RNA
    - ATP
    - Inorganic Ions
    - Mitosis
    - Cell membrane
    - Diffusion / Osmosis / Active transport
    - The Immune System and Immunity/Vaccines
    - Antibodies in Medicine (ELISA)
    - HIV/Viruses
    - There was 1 questions regarding mutations, but suggest revising it anyway.

    I am going to revise the hell out of these topics ^

    Attatched is Set 2 Paper 2 Question Paper and Mark Scheme.
    I also suggest watching 'Mr Pollock Biology' Youtube channel!

    Good luck guys!
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    (Original post by maggiedavies)
    I thought the exam went decent.
    Did any of you guys know about a second set of specimen papers? I did them and most of the questions were based off of Paper 1 from Set 2.

    I guess the next best thing to do is to concentrate on Paper 2 on Tuesday 2nd.

    I have compiled a list of topics that were not featured on Paper 1 (26th May) and so may come up in Paper 2:
    - Carbohydrates
    - More on DNA and RNA / Protein Synthesis
    - Eukaryotic vs Prokaryotic cells (comparison of organelles)
    - Size and Surface Area
    - Gas Exchange (lungs, fish, insects)
    - Digestion and Absorption (there was 1 question in paper 1 but mostly regarded lipids/triglycerides/hydrolysation)
    - Haemaglobin
    - Circulatory System / The Heart
    - Plants: Xylem / Pholem
    - Biodiversity / Standard Deviation
    - Taxonomy / Natural Selection / Variation (alleles)
    - Meiosis
    - Mutations

    As far as Biochemistry tests go, Lipids/Emulsion test will not come up and it is doubtful that the Benedicts/Sugar test will come up. Revise: Biruret/proteins and Iodine/starch tests.

    Here is a list of what is less likely to come up as was featured on Paper 1:
    - Lipids and proteins
    - Enzyme action including factors affecting (inhibitors)
    - DNA/RNA
    - ATP
    - Inorganic Ions
    - Mitosis
    - Cell membrane
    - Diffusion / Osmosis / Active transport
    - The Immune System and Immunity/Vaccines
    - Antibodies in Medicine (ELISA)
    - HIV/Viruses
    - There was 1 questions regarding mutations, but suggest revising it anyway.


    I am going to revise the hell out of these topics ^
    Good luck guys!
    This is gonna help me sooooo much, thank you.
    I personally found the paper to be not so bad that I struggled but it certainly wasn't the best it could have been.
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    (Original post by littz)
    Am I the only one who struggled and found it fairly dreadful?
    Worked hard all year round, revised my ass off and feel like this exam has made it all go to nothing, especially since they only included 2 topics. I am determined to drop English, not Biology as I actually like it and am motivated to do the work. Quite disappointed and upset with how it went, though I'm trying to convince myself it doesn't matter because I'm re-doing it next year and that's what matters. Opinions on the exam?
    Edexcel?
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    (Original post by monkcatcher)
    Edexcel?
    No, AQA
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    Did anyone here do the old Edexcel syllabus for bio ?
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    It wasnt an easy paper though. Not sure how i feel about it. People had mixed feelings about it, some found it easy whereas others found it hard. I messed up in the graph (rate of reaction) question, have probably lost marks on comprehension ones 😯😕😑
    Anyways
    Good luck for paper 2
    Anyone has chemistry tomorrow ?
 
 
 
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