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    (Original post by Phob98)
    The synoptic part of f214 threw me as I couldn't remember the structure of a nucleotide .. Does anyone have any ideas on what they could include in f215??
    Anything and everything. OCR will bend you over and **** you in the ass without lube on a whim.
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    (Original post by November229)
    Would it be bad to just focus on the stuff in the list as I've had so many exams in the last week and have another exam on the same day as F215 and I'm having to cram for this
    If just focusing on the things on the list means that you're not panicking while revising, then definitely. There's so much in F215 and it's impossible to revise everything, so imo you have to prioritise some topics - but please know my list isn't a guarantee on things that will come up/things that won't as I'm really not sure and, like someone else said, OCR seem to take joy in ****ing people over...


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    (Original post by dahlx)
    If just focusing on the things on the list means that you're not panicking while revising, then definitely. There's so much in F215 and it's impossible to revise everything, so imo you have to prioritise some topics - but please know my list isn't a guarantee on things that will come up/things that won't as I'm really not sure and, like someone else said, OCR seem to take joy in ****ing people over...


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    I know it is no guarantee but I'm also using the predictions my teacher gave me. And yes focusing on the list makes me feel like its actual do-able as before it was way too overwhelming considering the amount of content. Thanks for the help
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    (Original post by T-Osiris)
    By 'Use of bacteria in biotechnology', did you mean like the batch and continuous culture methods?
    Yep, and something like production of antibiotics (E. Coli) and may be linked with something like genetic modification.
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    (Original post by Phob98)
    The synoptic part of f214 threw me as I couldn't remember the structure of a nucleotide .. Does anyone have any ideas on what they could include in f215??
    Just revise fricking everything. OCR is not know for being nice in exams. Probably will get a 7 marker on one line in the textbook from F211 or some ****
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    I so hope them predictions are right! Last year would have been my nightmare paper
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    [QUOTE=sfarquhar0;65461067]F215:

    wait so this is for 2016 right, if it is imma nut rn
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    (Original post by dahlx)
    Sorry this is a bit last minute. Last years paper was... weird to say the least - lots of really odd stuff in there. Hopefully this years will be a little more 'on spec', especially after F214!

    What came up in 2015:
    Causes of genetic variationPredator/prey relations
    Factors affecting population size
    PCR
    Mutations
    Speciation
    Chi Squared
    Trophic levels and efficiency
    Behaviour(innate vs learned)
    Natural cloning
    Polyploidy
    Plant/Human responses to light
    Effects of smoking (???)
    The brain

    What could come up this year:
    Body plans
    Apoptosis
    Translation/transcription(long question likely, as didn’t come up last year or in F212 paper)
    Epistasis
    Hardy-Weinberg
    Artificial Cloning Plants/Animals
    Growth Curve– Primary/Secondary metabolites
    Industrial Enzymes/Immobilisation
    Improving productivity
    Sequencing Genomes
    Genetic Engineering (Golden Rice/Insulin)
    Succession
    Nitrogen cycle/Use of decomposers
    Conservation and the Galapagos
    Plant hormones (Giberillins/Ethene)
    Learned Behaviour
    Sympathetic/parasympathetic pathways
    Muscles &sliding filament model (very likely)
    Dopamine Receptors(application question likely?)
    thank you
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    Everyone breathe. We're nearly there.
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    I have a feeling the ecosystem questions are going to be monsters.
    Anyone got tips for them?
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    I'm excited to have finished biology A level. **** this ****
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    can someone tell me what the predictions mean about parasympathetic and sympathetic like what do i need to know about it?
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    (Original post by sfarquhar0)
    F215:

    Cellular control:
    - Mutations (advantageous/non advantageous)
    - Body plans (most likely a long, application question)
    - Translation/transcription
    - Epistasis
    - Hardy-Weinberg calculation (my teacher said this had a very strong chance of coming up)

    Biotechnology:
    - Cloning animals (embryo splitting/nuclear transfer)
    - Asepsis
    - PCR
    - Gene therapy
    - Use of bacteria in biotechnology


    Ecosystems:
    - Improving productivity
    - Succession (application)
    - Nitrogen cycle (detailed)
    - Conservation and the Galapagos

    Response:

    - Apical dominance
    -Sympathetic/parasympathetic pathways
    - Muscles (almost certain) & sliding filament model
    - Dopamine and its effects
    Thank you for this!! How do you predict these btw? Just curious!
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    (Original post by Yazmin123)
    can someone tell me what the predictions mean about parasympathetic and sympathetic like what do i need to know about it?
    Possibly comparing the two so know the main differences… one year a 7/8 marker came up comparing the two and it was class because you got a mark for each oposing effect (eg mark for increased/decreased heart rate, mark for glycogenesis/glycogenolysis)
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    Also I'd like to share a couple of my predictions:

    - Long question on body plans/development/apoptosis
    - Application or long question on the Golden Rice case study because everyone focusses on insulin
    - Factual (eg fill in the gaps) on muscle contraction
    - epistasis
    - batch vs continuous cultures
    - A question on transcription and translation but also requiring some random AS knowledge
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    hey guys I was thinking, it might be a bit late for me to say this but if you want to predict what synoptic questions there might be you might want to try and contact some AS students. Last year I felt comfortable with smoking but it never appeared in F212. I was doing F215 for last year the other day and realised that they had a synoptic question on smoking.
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    (Original post by GabrielSmith1998)
    hey guys I was thinking, it might be a bit late for me to say this but if you want to predict what synoptic questions there might be you might want to try and contact some AS students. Last year I felt comfortable with smoking but it never appeared in F212. I was doing F215 for last year the other day and realised that they had a synoptic question on smoking.
    The synoptic questions don't tend to be very comprehensive so I wouldn't worry too much about it. Last year's question about nicotine was more than manageable to answer.

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by CalistaJupiter)
    Also I'd like to share a couple of my predictions:

    - Long question on body plans/development/apoptosis
    - Application or long question on the Golden Rice case study because everyone focusses on insulin
    - Factual (eg fill in the gaps) on muscle contraction
    - epistasis
    - batch vs continuous cultures
    - A question on transcription and translation but also requiring some random AS knowledge
    Hey do you understand body plan/homeobox/apoptosis topics? If so please could you briefly explain what they're all about?
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    (Original post by ExamLeak)
    The synoptic questions don't tend to be very comprehensive so I wouldn't worry too much about it. Last year's question about nicotine was more than manageable to answer.

    Good luck!
    thanks!
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    Just checking.. this exam is 30% right so how much would you have to mess it up to fail the whole A level??
 
 
 
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