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    (Original post by san88)
    Hey have u found an unofficial for the ocr p1 p2 p3 exam?

    and.. it didnt go too well :/
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...php?t=4167425& Here you are
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    Haha same - I started revision at 9:30pm last night for about 1 hour before I got too tired. I make flashcards from the specification, but they take so long that I had only got them ready by 9:30...

    I found the exam hard too, and I also made quite a few mistakes aswell, especially on section D. It's really hard under the pressure of the exam especially when you get really difficult questions.

    Good luck for physics and chemistry
    Good luck to you too!! Biology is my worst so I'm glad it's over with!
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    I got 57/85 in this exam and got 55/75 in b1 b2 b3 exam but only got 38/48 in my coursework. Is it possible to get an A*
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    Hi I just had a couple of questions if someone could help me out, just in terms of have I misunderstood the question or whatever? In regards to question 3.b I thought it was asking about fertilisers so I put the main elements in a fertiliser so I put nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium as this was on the spec. Then in question 7.b the question only asked why the temperature was used, so I just assumed you would only talk about the temperature and not the pH. Then on the question about why the same restriction enzyme had to be used I wrote about the genetic code being universal so all the amino acids are the same for all (it specifically asks for this in the B6 part of the spec) so I don't know if you might have to have written that as well. Of course I may be completely wrong in which case you may laugh at my stupidity! thanks so much


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    (Original post by Nahyr1)
    I got 57/85 in this exam and got 55/75 in b1 b2 b3 exam but only got 38/48 in my coursework. Is it possible to get an A*
    according to the past few grade boundaries -

    2015 - yes
    2014 - you would've missed it by one UMS mark
    2013 - yes

    so it depends on what the grade boundaries are like this year, personally i think they'll be lower for B123 and around the same for B456, if not higher
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    (Original post by HouseOfRichman)
    Hi I just had a couple of questions if someone could help me out, just in terms of have I misunderstood the question or whatever? In regards to question 3.b I thought it was asking about fertilisers so I put the main elements in a fertiliser so I put nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium as this was on the spec. Then in question 7.b the question only asked why the temperature was used, so I just assumed you would only talk about the temperature and not the pH. Then on the question about why the same restriction enzyme had to be used I wrote about the genetic code being universal so all the amino acids are the same for all (it specifically asks for this in the B6 part of the spec) so I don't know if you might have to have written that as well. Of course I may be completely wrong in which case you may laugh at my stupidity! thanks so much


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    I interpreted it as elements which all proteins contain which are hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and carbon - it confused me though, but I got it because in last year's paper (I think) there was a question asking where plants get hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen from so it came to mind.
    For 7.b I think I may have done the same as you - oops. I didn't write about the universality of genetic code but don't worry you might even get mark for it!


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    (Original post by HouseOfRichman)
    Hi I just had a couple of questions if someone could help me out, just in terms of have I misunderstood the question or whatever? In regards to question 3.b I thought it was asking about fertilisers so I put the main elements in a fertiliser so I put nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium as this was on the spec. Then in question 7.b the question only asked why the temperature was used, so I just assumed you would only talk about the temperature and not the pH. Then on the question about why the same restriction enzyme had to be used I wrote about the genetic code being universal so all the amino acids are the same for all (it specifically asks for this in the B6 part of the spec) so I don't know if you might have to have written that as well. Of course I may be completely wrong in which case you may laugh at my stupidity! thanks so much


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    For your last point, I think it was to do with complementary base pairing because by saying the genetic code is universal, it sort of argues against the question suggesting that any enzyme could be used because it wouldn't matter if you get me lol. I could be wrong though....

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    (Original post by U-GradeStudent)
    Good luck to you too!! Biology is my worst so I'm glad it's over with!
    Same! I'm better and physics and chemistry
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    I think your original answer was right. I thought it asked why it's not below 35 or above 50
    Ok - what I'll do is put both on there
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    Thank youuu
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    In the b4 six marker, drier soil decreases transpiration rate not increases .

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    (Original post by leopard923)
    For your last point, I think it was to do with complementary base pairing because by saying the genetic code is universal, it sort of argues against the question suggesting that any enzyme could be used because it wouldn't matter if you get me lol. I could be wrong though....

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    Thanks for that! You're not wrong I wrote it on my exam as, because of the universality of the amino acids, that if it cut in different places for the amino acids, a different gene would be isolated or something 😅 I might get a mark, I might not, can't do anything about it now!


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    (Original post by emperorzurg)
    I interpreted it as elements which all proteins contain which are hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and carbon - it confused me though, but I got it because in last year's paper (I think) there was a question asking where plants get hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen from so it came to mind.
    For 7.b I think I may have done the same as you - oops. I didn't write about the universality of genetic code but don't worry you might even get mark for it!


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    Thanks that really reassures me


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    (Original post by HouseOfRichman)
    Thanks for that! You're not wrong I wrote it on my exam as, because of the universality of the amino acids, that if it cut in different places for the amino acids, a different gene would be isolated or something 😅 I might get a mark, I might not, can't do anything about it now!


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    Ooohhhh get what you're saying! If I were the examiner I would definitely give you 1 or 2 marks lool .

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    In the b4 six marker, drier soil decreases transpiration rate not increases .

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    Thanks - I will amend the mark scheme
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    Thanks - I will amend the mark scheme
    No problem! Thanks for spending the time to make it

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    No problem! Thanks for spending the time to make it

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    Thanks - I much prefer making them to revising!
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    Thanks - I much prefer making them to revising!
    Loool very true

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    (Original post by leopard923)
    Ooohhhh get what you're saying! If I were the examiner I would definitely give you 1 or 2 marks lool .

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    Aww thanks good luck with chemistry on Monday!!


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    Aww thanks good luck with chemistry on Monday!!


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    Thank you!! Good luck to you too !!

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