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    Those papers were awful! It seemed to me that they weren't testing how much biology you could do, rather how good you were at exam technique!

    the questions were strangely written, and it wasnt clear what they wanted you to say. And also, there were too many marks for the content of the question.

    there was very little that you actually had to revise for, which is slightly irritaing as bio was the exam that i revised the most for. :s:

    EDIT: appologies if this has already been said

    They will have raw mark boundaries that reflect the difficulty of the paper. A difficult paper is easier to score full marks on in my opinion.

    Im doin my A2's and i re-sat transport this year. Without sounding arrogant, which im not being, the transport paper was the easiest paper OCR have so far written. I also saw the HHD paper and it was much easier than the one i had the previous summer. Didnt see the foundation paper though. So believe me there have been harder papers. Maybe your just being picky and you've really done well, you never know!!

    I thought the transport was very easy, but I agree that the Health and Disease wasn't very nice, it didn't really seem to ask too much about biological knowledge, just how well you can interpret graphs and tables. Foundation wasn't too bad though.

    I took Health and Disease for the second time (took it in June 2004 too) and it was rubbish, yet again. There was such a narrow focus (obesity and smoking mainly) and I had learnt most other topics really, really well and sacrificed A2 revision time to revise for it. Me = :mad:

    i would agree with Dr.Ed. i have previously done 9 past exam paper revision for transport and human health and disease, and the one i sat on 6th june was the easiest i've seen out of these 2802 and 2803 papers. it really had not asked to apply much knowledge. however, it may mainly depend on which topics you revised on each unit thoroughly. if you revised for plant transportation and stuff, which i don't recall appearing in that transport paper, you were probably pulling the eyes out of your sockets in that exam
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