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    (Original post by Jen05)
    Thanks!
    I'm pretty sure the past papers are online - but if you can't find them I remember doing one essay last year which was something like "Explain the importance of hydrogen bonds in biological molecules."
    They then expect you to bring together material from different areas - eg macromolecules, H-bonding in water etc and explain how they are useful in different areas.
    The essays tend to be as synoptic as possible to make you think more widely than you have to in the A level exam.
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    does anyone know if we fail this whether we have to declare it or not on UCAS?
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    If you're in your AS year and haven't applied yet then no
    It's like getting a U - it's like you never took it
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    Did you declered that you are taking it when you have been applaying? Or are you applaying next year? I would ask sb from UCAS to be on a safe side but I do not think it is mendatory to declere. It is not a shame to fail either as more then 50% of people taking it fail.
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    so if you get an U you do not have to declere it? I thought you have to declere all your grades from GSCE's and A levels.

    By the way, sb taking AEA in year 12 and passing must be realy clever and dedicated to biology.
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    (Original post by belis)
    Did you declered that you are taking it when you have been applaying? Or are you applaying next year? I would ask sb from UCAS to be on a safe side but I do not think it is mendatory to declere. It is not a shame to fail either as more then 50% of people taking it fail.

    If people are taking it in their AS year like someone suggested that would explain the high failure rate...sigh
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    You have to tell UCAS all the A-levels you are planning to take the year you apply. So if you fail then obviously they will know. Same with AEAs if you mentioned it on your application form then UCAS and therefore the universities will be informed.
    But if you get a U at AS then it's as if you never took it
    And if you are mad enough to take it in year 12 (I assumed you were because otherwise you should have already told UCAS you're taking it, and they will automatically know - and because Year 12s often take Step I in maths) then you just omit it off your UCAS form and nobody would ever know... :rolleyes:
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    Good luck everybody, aspecialy for ambiciuous people from year 12 lol. It is just 1 hour left. I do not know why but I feel nervous.
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    Right I'll be the first to post after the exam. How did you all find it?
    Can;t say I've ever seen a dogwhelk in my life but at at least I know that if they're female and have penises, liklihood is thev're been hanging around harbours doing TBT for too long. Interesting questions, not bad all in all.
    I did the island/continents essay followed by the medical testing one.
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    Right I'll be the first to post after the exam. How did you all find it?
    Can;t say I've ever seen a dogwhelk in my life but at at least I know that if they're female and have penises, liklihood is thev're been hanging around harbours doing TBT for too long. Interesting questions, not bad all in all.
    I did the island/continents essay followed by the medical testing one.
    hahaha was definitely a bit of a strange build up to a question :rolleyes: ...I thought the paper was reasonable though compared to the one I saw from a few years ago so I'm not complaining. I just did the first essay from each category.. The first was about mitochondria and the second was why 'junk food' is bad..
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    (Original post by Bekaboo)
    62 out of 100 for a distinction
    52 for a merit
    Unfortunately the site doesn't say what the mark for a pass is
    Thanks Bekaboo
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    I did the isolated island and junk food esseys. I think it was not that bad actualy.
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    I'm doing it in yr13 but im reapplying so I guess if I failed I don't need to declare it. I thought the exam went pretty well though in the end, I did chloroplasts and then biodiversity for the essays.
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    you are all insane!! i can not think of anything I would rather not do more!! but at the same time, lots of respect to anyone that can handle biology AEA
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    I can honestly admit that I had a med moment when I come up with idea to do AEA in bio and chem . I was regretting it until this morning when bio proved to be rather easy.
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    paper was ok, essays were not that hard but what are u supposed to say on the junk food one?
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    what are u supposed to say on the junk food one?
    I think nobady apart of examiners knows that for sure lol. I have writen:
    to much simple suger, low gln cemic index, you get houngry quicly again
    to much fat, building up deposits in blood vessels, heart attack, stroke, obesity leading to even grater risk of heart disease, diabates type II etc
    to much salt, water retention, high blood pressure
    not enough fibre, consipation, colon cancer
    not enough vitamins, examples of defissiency diseases, lack of folic acid in pregnant women leading to deformation of fetus central nervous sysytem
    not enough calcium, osteoporosis

    enviromental effects of industry behing junk food
    monoculture
    battery chickens
    burning rain forest to get area for pastures
    sawage from farms polluting rivers
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    I thought it was okay too...but you're all saying that! I didn't want to hear that! Not bothered about the outcome in the slightest though.
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    I did the control of insect pests and how human activiteis affect biodiversity.

    How the fork are you meant to write for 25 marks about mitochondria?
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    (Original post by darkenergy)
    still panicking.... the biology one is so much harder than the Chemistry one!
    as if! :p:
 
 
 
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