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    (Original post by the boss.)
    add the values for mean rate of co2 production, 0.032+0.051+0.045= 0.128
    then find the percentage for each of them, so 0.051/0.128 x 100 = 39.8%
    and 0.045/0.128 x 100 = 35.2%
    ah i see thank you
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    (Original post by ThatMadClown)
    pretty much the whole AS and A2 since everything is made up of biological molecules.. :P
    I'm making essay plans at the moment, and for this topic so far I've come up with:

    Carbohydates:
    can be broken down to glucose- used respiration, source of energy
    glycoproteins-receptors for blood glucose maintenance
    polysaccharides- starch, glycogen
    proteins: enzymes, hormones, carrier proteins
    lipids-insulations, myelin (myelinated sheath for some neurones)

    What else would you add? I'm not sure what exactly counts as biological molecules. Maybe DNA, RNA?
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    Is there an essay marking thread going on for unit 5??? Because I've written some essays but honestly have no idea what they would score (because my teacher is useless and hasn't replied to my email when I asked him to mark it ). Or is there anyone on here who wouldn't mind taking a look? I just want a rough idea of what kind of mark and if there are any gaping errors/places I could improve...
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    (Original post by aprocrastinator)
    Is there an essay marking thread going on for unit 5??? Because I've written some essays but honestly have no idea what they would score (because my teacher is useless and hasn't replied to my email when I asked him to mark it ). Or is there anyone on here who wouldn't mind taking a look? I just want a rough idea of what kind of mark and if there are any gaping errors/places I could improve...
    Post them on this thread. There will probably be some people who wouldn't mind marking it


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    This is one of my essays, I scanned it in and had to compress it so I hope it's alright Any feedback will be hugely appreciated!

    (Original post by pinkgorilla)
    Post them on this thread. There will probably be some people who mind marking it


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    Here's another essay I wrote, for the June 2010 paper Link to the mark scheme: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects...W-MS-JUN10.PDF

    Again I would love any kind of feedback, I have no idea where I am with the standard of my essays at all!
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    (Original post by aprocrastinator)
    Here's another essay I wrote, for the June 2010 paper Link to the mark scheme: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects...W-MS-JUN10.PDF

    Again I would love any kind of feedback, I have no idea where I am with the standard of my essays at all!
    This is a great essay!
    I would give
    Scientific Content: 15/16
    Relevance: 3/3
    Breadth: 3/3
    Quality of Written Communication: 3/3
    So 24/25

    You get into the top band for scientific content for mentioning things which aren't on the spec e.g. Ebola.

    One thing I would say is, did you time yourself for the essay?
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    (Original post by prophetkid)
    This is a great essay!
    I would give
    Scientific Content: 15/16
    Relevance: 3/3
    Breadth: 3/3
    Quality of Written Communication: 3/3
    So 24/25

    You get into the top band for scientific content for mentioning things which aren't on the spec e.g. Ebola.

    One thing I would say is, did you time yourself for the essay?
    Wow awesome! Thank you, I really didn't know where I was with the standard. I did try to include stuff not on the specification but I was under the impression you had to write a paragraph of non-specification content to get the marks?

    I did time myself! As in I did the essay along with the short answer questions in the paper, so tbh I actually spent longer than 40 minutes on the essay but it was all under 2 hr 15 minutes
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    (Original post by aprocrastinator)
    Wow awesome! Thank you, I really didn't know where I was with the standard. I did try to include stuff not on the specification but I was under the impression you had to write a paragraph of non-specification content to get the marks?

    I did time myself! As in I did the essay along with the short answer questions in the paper, so tbh I actually spent longer than 40 minutes on the essay but it was all under 2 hr 15 minutes
    Wow that's impressive!
    I thought the same about writing a full paragraph on something off the spec, but my teacher says their not too fussy. She gave me 16/16 on one of my essays where I include about 4 lines on something off the spec.
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    (Original post by prophetkid)
    Wow that's impressive!
    I thought the same about writing a full paragraph on something off the spec, but my teacher says their not too fussy. She gave me 16/16 on one of my essays where I include about 4 lines on something off the spec.
    Aha thank you! I really liked the essay title so I felt inspired to write a lot lol

    ah ok that sounds more doable, though we were told about 2 weeks before the study leave about the essay which is so annoying as I would've made an effort to learn out of spec stuff earlier in the year had I known about it! nonetheless I want to get at least 20/25 on the essay as I'm going to try to get over 80/100 overall
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    (Original post by aprocrastinator)
    Aha thank you! I really liked the essay title so I felt inspired to write a lot lol

    ah ok that sounds more doable, though we were told about 2 weeks before the study leave about the essay which is so annoying as I would've made an effort to learn out of spec stuff earlier in the year had I known about it! nonetheless I want to get at least 20/25 on the essay as I'm going to try to get over 80/100 overall
    What other subjects do you take?
    I'm taking chemistry and psychology, and I've found there's a lot of I've learned from them subjects, that I can include in my essays.
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    (Original post by prophetkid)
    What other subjects do you take?
    I'm taking chemistry and psychology, and I've found there's a lot of I've learned from them subjects, that I can include in my essays.
    I also take chemistry, but maths and physics too. I don't think I can bring anything from chemistry from my syllabus I can imagine psychology's pretty useful though! TBH I've never counted on getting 25/25 so I'm not going to get too stressed over it... I'm going to focus on getting as many marks as possible from the short answer qs!
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    (Original post by aprocrastinator)
    I also take chemistry, but maths and physics too. I don't think I can bring anything from chemistry from my syllabus I can imagine psychology's pretty useful though! TBH I've never counted on getting 25/25 so I'm not going to get too stressed over it... I'm going to focus on getting as many marks as possible from the short answer qs!
    That's my plan too; if I get lucky and think of something relevant from psychology then I'll be happy! The grade boundaries for BIOL5 are quite low too so it's not really worth spending time revising extra bits, when you can focus on the spec.

    Although I've been told that if you look at the little data scenarios in the paper you're doing, you can use them as they tend to be genuine real world studies.
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    (Original post by prophetkid)
    That's my plan too; if I get lucky and think of something relevant from psychology then I'll be happy! The grade boundaries for BIOL5 are quite low too so it's not really worth spending time revising extra bits, when you can focus on the spec.

    Although I've been told that if you look at the little data scenarios in the paper you're doing, you can use them as they tend to be genuine real world studies.
    They can be, but some years have been pretty high unfortunately... yeah very true, but you'd have to be pretty lucky for it to be relevant. I bet they write the paper so that the "extra" info they give in the questions is unlikely to be relevant in the essay questions :P
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    Does anyone have a good resource for learning muscles and muscle contractions? I don't understand it, and I've been having a lot of trouble trying to learn it using the AQA textbook and my notes
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    Please can somebody explain how blood water potential is maintained/ affected by osmosis? Feel like i've seen it on a few essay plans but i can't really remember doing it? Thank You
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    This message was just put on Manchester Freshers page;

    Do not wish to stress any fellow AQA biology students out
    (Of which I hope all of your Biol4 papers went swimmingly)
    Apparently the Biol5 paper was "Hijacked" as the van was mistaken for carrying cash, so apparently we are sitting the 2016 BIOL5 paper,
    I have asked my teacher (AQA Principal examiner) what the situation is and if he responds then I'll keep you updated!I'm currently stressing because apparently fly the specification was changing after 2015
    And also apparently the 2016 paper is disgustingly hard (all according to the guy who wrote it, my teacher)
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    (Original post by LordWillcox)
    This message was just put on Manchester Freshers page;

    Do not wish to stress any fellow AQA biology students out
    (Of which I hope all of your Biol4 papers went swimmingly)
    Apparently the Biol5 paper was "Hijacked" as the van was mistaken for carrying cash, so apparently we are sitting the 2016 BIOL5 paper,
    I have asked my teacher (AQA Principal examiner) what the situation is and if he responds then I'll keep you updated!I'm currently stressing because apparently fly the specification was changing after 2015
    And also apparently the 2016 paper is disgustingly hard (all according to the guy who wrote it, my teacher)
    Is this for everyone in the country taking BIOL5?
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    (Original post by LordWillcox)
    This message was just put on Manchester Freshers page;

    Do not wish to stress any fellow AQA biology students out
    (Of which I hope all of your Biol4 papers went swimmingly)
    Apparently the Biol5 paper was "Hijacked" as the van was mistaken for carrying cash, so apparently we are sitting the 2016 BIOL5 paper,
    I have asked my teacher (AQA Principal examiner) what the situation is and if he responds then I'll keep you updated!I'm currently stressing because apparently fly the specification was changing after 2015
    And also apparently the 2016 paper is disgustingly hard (all according to the guy who wrote it, my teacher)
    Where does it say that on the page? Please can you post a link?
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    (Original post by KatiexZoe)
    Where does it say that on the page? Please can you post a link?
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/7325...3514974398753/
 
 
 
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