Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    jesus christ, I walked into that exam knowing completely every single thing from that ****ing revision book, and about 2 topics came up, i mean where the hell does a science book teach what an independent group is?
    The questions in it just felt very different from the questions in recent papers, I am really pissed at aqa, and hope that the chemistry and physics paper will not be the same standard.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    What did everyone out for the indicator species?
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by nettogrof)
    So I sat biology unit one exam today and it was the one exam I did a lot of revision for and did all the recent past papers for and I felt as though the paper was nothing like the recent past papers and a lot harder :'( How did everyone else find it?
    it wasn't really hard, its just that none of seemed to actually be about biology. it only seemed hard because none of what we revised for was actually on the paper. it had irrelevant questions and for some reason most of the questions had to do with irrelevant graphs and pictures that didnt link that well with the topics. i actually worked so hard to memorise all of these subjects and topics when hardly any of them came up. i was extremely annoyed when it started talking about an independent company ??? something i have never heard about and i was quite shocked when they brought up the question of drunk 15 year olds who drink alcohol. the graph questions took over a majority of the paper which was disappointing as there were hardly any questions about the topics.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by nettogrof)
    So I sat biology unit one exam today and it was the one exam I did a lot of revision for and did all the recent past papers for and I felt as though the paper was nothing like the recent past papers and a lot harder :'( How did everyone else find it?
    I found the paper absolutely awful. I revised so much for topics like the carbon cycle, hormones in fertility etc and nothing came up (apart from decaying of course). I did possibly every past paper under the sun and would always get As or A* so i went into that exam with very high hopes, only for them to be crushed on the first damn question! I thought it was completely unfair, as if AQA were just setting us all up for failure. Why on earth would they ask business studies related questions in a bloody biology exam?!
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    NGL that paper was far easier than previous years. The question that tripped people the most - about an individual company is basic knowledge and EASY if you aren't braindead.

    Really liked the new cover too, props to AQA
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    The sections of the paper that were to do with Biology i think i did rather well albeit it being only 20% max of the whole specification, the independent company questions were utter shite, nothing to do with biology and also i don't see how they are able to put that question in as it doesn't state it in their subject content!
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ASSISTER)
    the independent company questions were utter shite, nothing to do with biology
    Well, drug testing is about biology.
    Thus a question about how to fairly conduct drug tests is about biology
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    It was definitely the hardest paper I have done for B1 yet, but hopefully this just means lower grade boundaries. I'm mainly annoyed because so much of the specification was missing. I'm nervous this will happen on all the science exams now.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ReluctantWriter)
    Yes! Phew . . .
    Was that the question on standard form? If so how did you do it because that isn't on the unofficial mark scheme online and I don't know how people did that question. Kind of bugging me for some reason I got 15%
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Jac194)
    you had to say
    a gap between two neurons where chemicals are transferred across
    S*** oh well, one mark amiss . . .
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by j3ss1cah)
    Was that the question on standard form? If so how did you do it because that isn't on the unofficial mark scheme online and I don't know how people did that question. Kind of bugging me for some reason I got 15%

    2x10^6
    3x10^8


    Ans X 100 = 0.6 recurring
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by HotBeefInjection)
    2x10^6
    3x10^8


    Ans X 100 = 0.6 recurring
    I put invertebrates and water pollution but I explained how invertebrates are used to measure water pollution i.e. high % of them indicate low pollution but the question asked for ANOTHER method right? How many marks was the last question?
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    1 mark for invertebrates and water pollution, then 1 mark for another method
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Dizgurl)
    I put 66% as well...though everyone's saying its 0.6% so im pretty sure its not right. You'll get marks for working out though if you did any I'm sure
    Okay, ty, at least ill hopefully get one mark
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by hccurtis)
    I found the paper absolutely awful. I revised so much for topics like the carbon cycle, hormones in fertility etc and nothing came up (apart from decaying of course). I did possibly every past paper under the sun and would always get As or A* so i went into that exam with very high hopes, only for them to be crushed on the first damn question! I thought it was completely unfair, as if AQA were just setting us all up for failure. Why on earth would they ask business studies related questions in a bloody biology exam?!
    Couldn't have put it better myself :/
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by GNHD)
    How do you even grow a gm mosquitoe? Tbh the paper was very hard and about 95% of the paper wasnt even knowledge based and it was so annoying so now i guess all we can do is hope that they lower the grade boundaries
    To produce a GM mosquito you isolate the offspring-killing gene from the bacteria they mentioned (in one of its chromosomes)
    You then use an enzyme to 'cut out' this gene from the bacterium.
    You isolate the gene in a mosquito that prevents the offspring being killed and cut it out using an enzyme.
    You replace it with the gene from the bacteria.
    This gene is put back into the mosquito's chromosome and DNA in the nucleus of one of its cells.
    It is implanted into the mosquito at an early stage of its development and then the mosquito can no longer facilitate live offspring.
    It is called GM ( Genetically modified) because you have altered the mosquito's natural genetic makeup.
    That's what i wrote and i'm pretty sure it's right. x
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Samh10099)
    What did everyone out for the indicator species?
    I put Invertebrates - i.e - freshwater shrimp or tubifex worm as they live in different degrees of polluted water and different levels of oxygenation in the water.
    For the second part i wrote an oxygen meter/indicator to test the levels of oxygen in the water as polluted water has low levels of oxygen.

    I chose this because it asked for an animal and lichen (another pollution indicator) is actually a fungi not an animal.
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    Nothing on hormones, menstrual cycle, geotropism, phototropism, auxin. Didn't even get a decent adaptations question! WHERE WAS THE CARBON CYCLE?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by crustyegg)
    I put Invertebrates - i.e - freshwater shrimp or tubifex worm as they live in different degrees of polluted water and different levels of oxygenation in the water.
    For the second part i wrote an oxygen meter/indicator to test the levels of oxygen in the water as polluted water has low levels of oxygen.

    I chose this because it asked for an animal and lichen (another pollution indicator) is actually a fungi not an animal.
    was the very last part worth 1 mark? in the first part I put invertebrates to measure water pollution would that be correct?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jothy)
    What did you guys write for ' what is an independent company?'.
    A company not affiliated with the pharmaceutical company who developed the drug.
    It's because if the company who made the drug/medicine tested it's own product it could alter the results to make it look like there was less side effects/it was better at treating the symptoms.
    This would be biased.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Would you like to hibernate through the winter months?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.