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    (Original post by petewhufc)
    Please can someone tell me how much the unit 6 (edexcel synoptic paper) is worth relative to the whole A-level marks.
    Also what unit does the W2/coursework paper contribute to?

    Thanks
    I think its only about 8% (although that seems really little having said that) and the coursework is worth the same - both adding up to around 16% of the entire A level.
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    (Original post by Ramaya)
    I think its only about 8% (although that seems really little having said that) and the coursework is worth the same - both adding up to around 16% of the entire A level.
    Excellent news, thanks very much for that, you've made me a very happy man. That really feels like the pressure is off now!
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    (Original post by petewhufc)
    Excellent news, thanks very much for that, you've made me a very happy man. That really feels like the pressure is off now!
    Hehe glad to hear that. I really hate this synoptic. If it was worth any more than it is I doubt I would have a hope of getting the grade I need.
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    Anyone else get an awful mark in the coursework, which will bring their Unit 6 mark down? No? Just me then!
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    (Original post by kohlstream)
    Anyone else get an awful mark in the coursework, which will bring their Unit 6 mark down? No? Just me then!
    My coursework is shocking. My teacher was oh so assuring when she said 'don't worry, they are all at least an E' :mad:
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    (Original post by Ramaya)
    My coursework is shocking. My teacher was oh so assuring when she said 'don't worry, they are all at least an E' :mad:
    my teacher stabbed a soil compaction probe through mine during the field course
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    (Original post by kohlstream)
    my teacher stabbed a soil compaction probe through mine during the field course
    By accident I hope :eek:
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    (Original post by Ramaya)
    By accident I hope :eek:
    he did it as a joke!
    it was quite funny though!
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    (Original post by kohlstream)
    he did it as a joke!
    it was quite funny though!
    As long as it wasn't your neat copy lol!
    I *hated* that coursework because I had to count and indentify over 1000 plants! And after all that I'll probably end up with 40% :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Ramaya)
    As long as it wasn't your neat copy lol!
    I *hated* that coursework because I had to count and indentify over 1000 plants! And after all that I'll probably end up with 40% :rolleyes:
    oh the memories, and i kept getting cut on the long grass :mad:

    Has anyone not revised AS in detail?
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    (Original post by Ramaya)
    I think its only about 8% (although that seems really little having said that) and the coursework is worth the same - both adding up to around 16% of the entire A level.
    is that it...i think i did really good in unit 1 and 2 retakes...unit 4 and 5 were a bit iffy cos of dodgy questions... i hope the synoptic paper has an essay question of a previous paper.. its easy to score highly in the essays...just put in everythin u know about what they're askin and guess some stuff u dont know... they cant take away marks if u write ******** lol
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    jan 05 essay questions were:

    3. Structure and roles of lipids in living organisms
    4B. Synthesis and transport of organic solutes in flowering plants

    (human)
    3. Structure and roles of lipids in living organisms
    5H. Negative feedback and the regulation of body temperature in humans.

    All 15 marks each
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    I think my coursework will be my saving grace in whether I can obtain a B. If I can score even just half the marks in the synoptic paper I think that will be good! But then it was not as complicated as alot of yours are, infact rather common. Ivy leaves.

    So how is everyone preparing for unit 6? I think tommorow I will just revise and read through all of the units from 1-5 and hope that will get me through. Does anyone have a better technique or perhaps any useful notes they could share?
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    I might just forget the coherance marks and go for the scientific content marks, thats the bulk at 13/17
    are the other 2 for your grammer etc? if they are il go for them too
    13 for sci content
    2 for balance
    2 for coherence

    For the balance marks you need to include things about plants AND animals AND microbes if you can (obviously not if your a human bio though) and include things from every relevent unit

    Coherence is
    "material logically presented with little or no repetition, essay has coherence, ideas are developed well; continuous prose through out. Essay has an intoruction and a conclusion summing up th emain points. Technical terms have been used correctly. SPAG are sound"

    its easy to score highly in the essays...just put in everythin u know about what they're askin and guess some stuff u dont know... they cant take away marks if u write ******** lol
    Ummm hate to break it to you... but i have the essay marking guidelines right here and if you include irrelevant information you'll lose marks in scientific content AND in balance
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    http://www.chadevans.co.uk/abase.htm
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    Does anyone else have a teacher who refuses to tell them what they got on the coursework?! :mad:
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    Well your teacher can't... at A2 they only mark the first 3 sections - the exam board marks everything else
    So the best they could give you would be a rough idea
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    I know what i got for planning and that was 2 Grrr

    and implementating a 2 - which really annoyed me because she wasnt there when i done my experiment because there was a leak next door which she was sorting out so i was a little annoyed because i tried real hard Grrrr

    Does mean ive already got 4 outta 32, and im aiming for at least 22 lol
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    (Original post by Bekaboo)
    Well your teacher can't... at A2 they only mark the first 3 sections - the exam board marks everything else
    So the best they could give you would be a rough idea
    I didn't get told what I got on my AS one, I still don't know to this day! Stupid school.

    Oh, has anyone got any info.links on hormones and their secretion etc, because I think it might come up tomorrow?
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    my silly school won't tell us what we got in our courseworks either!!
    is the synoptic paper worth 50% of unit 6 and the cwk another 50%??
 
 
 
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