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    How did everyone find the exam? I did microbes and disease which was a fairly good first half. My essay I feel was rubbish! I hated the questions :mad:
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    They were the worst two essay questions i've ever seen. I had to do negative feedback because the other looked horrific, but I had no idea what to write!
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    i did that essay what topics did u think of lol
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    i did about thyroxine, epistasis, insulin/glucagon, and FSH/LH/progesterone/oestrogen. I didn't have a clue what to write. what did you write about?
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    did u do behaviou population too i did aswell
    u on msn
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    yea i did behaviour and populations. Yeah on msn
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    i wrote 4 lines.
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    pm me ur address
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    i wrote 4 lines.
    Well they say its quality and not quantitiy.
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    section B was awful! I didnt have enough time to answer about 7 marks worth of those stupid questions, so I went straight onto the essay which I dont think I wrote well at all, I did negative feedback systems and wrote about temperatre, glucose and breathing to lower carbon dioxide concentrations, I didnt have time to write about anything else
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    i did microbes and disease, and the questions were pretty easy, but i screwed up in the last essay... :mad:
    anyone know if would get mark down by ALOT if i hadnt written in continous prose and explain throughly, or is that just a fail then.
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    I was actually rather pleased with the synoptic paper (8A+B).
    The questions were fairly straightforward and the essay titles were ideal for producing a long essay and drawing principles from all modules.
    I did negative feedback and included: temperature regulation, glucose regulation, oestrogen/progesterone, effect of CO_{2} on breathing rate and heart rate, the bohr effect causing oxygen release in times of shortage and end product inhibition on the action of enzymes.
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    The section B was ok but I did not like the essays. I have written on the second one (about effects of tempreature increase) and I am not pleased with it at all.
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    I did the negative feedback question with blood sugar regulation, thermoregulation, menstrual cycle and heart/breathing rate.

    BUT almost all of my essay was on the heart/breathing rate (when excercising) and im not sure those are negative feedback systems, does anyone know this?
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    (Original post by Frank_D)
    I did the negative feedback question with blood sugar regulation, thermoregulation, menstrual cycle and heart/breathing rate.

    BUT almost all of my essay was on the heart/breathing rate (when excercising) and im not sure those are negative feedback systems, does anyone know this?
    Well they reverse the change that it is increased blood carbon dioxide content so i'd classify that as negative feedback.
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    did microbes and disease.

    couldn't have asked for a better paper considering how little i knew beforehand - particularly glad there wasn't much on immunity what not - hate that

    marks wise - you only need 64% to get and A so even if you did badly the grade boundaries are quite low for this one so you should still pick quite a few ums points
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO

    another crap exam
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    I think overall that was one of the worst Synoptic Papers I've done. I did Microbes as the option unit. Firstly, it should be pointed out that hormone production (for the neg feedback) would not form part of the mark scheme for breadth; the option unit material never does.

    On the microbes paper, the calculation questions were made much more complicated by the confusing information given; alas, many people have many different answers- normally there is one highly common wrong answer, but I have heard of five different answers. :confused: .
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    0.35 and 175 seem to be the common answers to the calcs.
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    I missed them out to go back to later...alas, I didnt go back to them! urgh I really ran out of time on that paper! I'm not happy about it at all!
 
 
 
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