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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Biology: 140/160 ---> 46/85
    Chemistry: 160/160 :dontknow:
    Physics: 130/160 ---> 40/85?
    so i can get an A* in biology and physics but not chemistry?

    may i ask..what about an A overall in each?
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    (Original post by benwalters1996)
    so i can get an A* in biology and physics but not chemistry?

    may i ask..what about an A overall in each?
    You could in chem... Maybe, but it would mean full marks in it

    As are so much easier, you'll get those (a whole 40 UMS difference) so... You can drop 2.5 grades from what I said...
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    You could in chem... Maybe, but it would mean full marks in it

    As are so much easier, you'll get those (a whole 40 UMS difference) so... You can drop 2.5 grades from what I said...
    oh ok, thank you. i was going to try and get an A* in Biology and Physics and settle for an A in chemistry(i want to do chem and physics at A level) but i'm already finding biology practically impossible this time round
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    (Original post by benwalters1996)
    oh ok, thank you. i was going to try and get an A* in Biology and Physics and settle for an A in chemistry(i want to do chem and physics at A level) but i'm already finding biology practically impossible this time round
    Hmmm... Well I'm sure you can secure half marks?:lol:
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    One final question- what do you guys think will happen to grade boundaries because of the 10 mark Section D?
    does that make any difference to ums?
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    (Original post by benwalters1996)
    One final question- what do you guys think will happen to grade boundaries because of the 10 mark Section D?
    does that make any difference to ums?
    If anything increases boundaries, they're really easy.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    If anything increases boundaries, they're really easy.
    Really? I haven't done the biology and chemistry specimen papers get but the one for physics I thought was confusing...


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    (Original post by BP_Tranquility)
    Really? I haven't done the biology and chemistry specimen papers get but the one for physics I thought was confusing...


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    It's data analysis, trends and that... Shouldn't be hard?
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    It's data analysis, trends and that... Shouldn't be hard?
    Yeah, hopefully...


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    I think that the papers will be hard this time round. it's the only time anyones going to sit this spec so they're going to have to make it a difficult paper. also-the specimin/past papers are really hard, at least i'm finding them really hard
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    (Original post by TheUsername42)
    I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to throw in a few extra things, I'm not sure if it specifies but you could write that in the brain the specific structure that monitors CO2 levels is the medulla oblongata. Just a thought!
    A good resource you guys can use is www.thestudentsolutions.co.uk which allows you to ask directly a university student a question about exams. Good luck all!
    that seems really helpful!!!
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    (Original post by TheUsername42)
    I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to throw in a few extra things, I'm not sure if it specifies but you could write that in the brain the specific structure that monitors CO2 levels is the medulla oblongata. Just a thought!
    A good resource you guys can use is www.thestudentsolutions.co.uk which allows you to ask directly a university student a question about exams. Good luck all!
    Yeah, I think the extra detail might come in handy for the 6 markers!
    By the way, the hypothalamus gland is also responsible for monitoring CO2 levels

    Thanks for the link, good luck to you as well


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    (Original post by TheUsername42)
    I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to throw in a few extra things, I'm not sure if it specifies but you could write that in the brain the specific structure that monitors CO2 levels is the medulla oblongata. Just a thought!
    A good resource you guys can use is www.thestudentsolutions.co.uk which allows you to ask directly a university student a question about exams. Good luck all!
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    that seems really helpful!!!
    (Original post by BP_Tranquility)
    Yeah, I think the extra detail might come in handy for the 6 markers!
    By the way, the hypothalamus gland is also responsible for monitoring CO2 levels

    Thanks for the link, good luck to you as well


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    if you include more detail you're running the risk of decreasing your chance of getting a good grade. the examiner might not like that you're trying to show what's not involved in the spec(as they have a very specific mark scheme)
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    Hey people, off topic but if you're based in southern England, look up at the sky (providing it's clear) at ~9:54pm to see the International Space Station orbit over us (and once again at ~11:30pm as it comes round the Earth once more)!
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    (Original post by BP_Tranquility)
    Yeah, I think the extra detail might come in handy for the 6 markers!
    By the way, the hypothalamus gland is also responsible for monitoring CO2 levels

    Thanks for the link, good luck to you as well


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    Except it wont be on the mark scheme and you wont get any marks for it.. Really no point.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    I'd say... 80+137 = 217

    A* you'd need about 143/160 which is a high A. Probably about 50 marks out of 85?:dontknow:
    cheers yo'

    much obliged. time to re - hit the books! lol

    tazza
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    (Original post by andersson)
    Hey people, off topic but if you're based in southern England, look up at the sky (providing it's clear) at ~9:54pm to see the International Space Station orbit over us (and once again at ~11:30pm as it comes round the Earth once more)!
    at what declination??? near what major celestial object??? more importantly how far south??? ie whats the best latitude???

    cheers man; how'd do you find out about that??? really awesome!

    tazza
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    (Original post by tazza ma razza)
    at what declination??? near what major celestial object??? more importantly how far south??? ie whats the best latitude???

    cheers man; how'd do you find out about that??? really awesome!

    tazza
    It will vary a lot depending on where you live. Sign up here http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/ and you'll get an email every time the ISS passes over your house, and it will tell you where it appears, where it disappears, how long it's visible and how high up in the sky it will be.
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    Question and answer guys? if anyone's up for it :P


    Explain how the elbow joint acting as a pivot is an advantage (in terms of arm movement)?
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    (Original post by NatashaG)
    Question and answer guys? if anyone's up for it :P


    Explain how the elbow joint acting as a pivot is an advantage (in terms of arm movement)?
    That isn't part of the syllabus. We have to know how an arm moves but not why it's an advantage.
 
 
 
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