(Original post by !MEna)
Oh snap we got the same mark in BYB1!
Can you give me any advice about BYB4, BYB5, and BYB7? We're sitting BYB4 and BYB5 in January '09 - think it's the first year the department is trying this. I'm going on a Biology trip next week for three days for the coursework component of BYB5, don't really have a clue what to expect so some advice would be nice if you've got some free time!
Oh, right I actually got 79 the 3rd time round
You were good to get it first time!
Ok, my advice would be that your coursework may vary from mine even if you're taking Microbes, sorry about that! BYB5 is Environment and a small module, rather boring really, its often about common sense more than facts, but has a tricky mark scheme as it's so vague!
BYB4 is what our teacher (who was off for all year 13 due to falling down a grid and breaking her ankle
so we had another science teacher who was better) calls "the waste bucket" because its so random, and doesnt seem to have any obvious link. Despite this I found it very interesting because its very physiological and to do with living things, specially genes
It's the biggest A2 module and is hard to start with due to photosynthesis/resp being horribly tricky! A lot of it is memorising facts and concepts or processes, which can be applied to a question quite easily when you know the details, so its an easy one to memorise mark schemes for. I personally think you should give priority to Module 4, as its a whopsy big one, and I wouldn't want to resit it in june because its just so much work, and getting a good score under your belt would be good so you can concentrate on the others, and BYB5 would be easier to resit. Good luck with everything!