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    How can you not find DNA interesting? :zomg:

    I absolutely despised biology in school, and loved chemistry. Now it's the other way round. Go figure.

    (Original post by spacepirate-James)
    I see this cropping up here a lot? What's with the shews? :confused:
    Basically a load of A Level students *****ing about how their exam wasn't fair because they had to apply the knowledge they learnt instead of just regurgitating like a mindless drone, and having fears that the exam may mean they can't go to uni where they'll be learning knowledge and then applying it to questi... oh.
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    You just had **** teachers.

    Teach yourself, you'll see it from another perspective.
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    Basically a load of A Level students *****ing about how their exam wasn't fair because they had to apply the knowledge they learnt instead of just regurgitating like a mindless drone, and having fears that the exam may mean they can't go to uni where they'll be learning knowledge and then applying it to questi... oh.

    LOL
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    i wouldn't say it's boring.
    rather it is difficult to memorise A2 processes.
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    How can you not find DNA interesting? :zomg:

    I absolutely despised biology in school, and loved chemistry. Now it's the other way round. Go figure.



    Basically a load of A Level students *****ing about how their exam wasn't fair because they had to apply the knowledge they learnt instead of just regurgitating like a mindless drone, and having fears that the exam may mean they can't go to uni where they'll be learning knowledge and then applying it to questi... oh.

    True - although can I just say, all of the OLD spec papers, which people who are currently at uni sat, were all regurgitating information - if all the past papers were application of knowledge then fair enough, its just that this one was quite alot different from all of the past papers. I agree with you that A levels should be more application of knowledge based, to prep us better for uni, but I get a bit annoyed at uni students who had papers that were all just regurgitating memorised specification stuff when they sat their A level biology, telling us current sixth form students to 'get over it'. Alot of those who say it was easy, and sixth formers should suck it up, i'm sure would've complained if it had happened to them.
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    How can you not find DNA interesting? :zomg:

    I absolutely despised biology in school, and loved chemistry. Now it's the other way round. Go figure.



    Basically a load of A Level students *****ing about how their exam wasn't fair because they had to apply the knowledge they learnt instead of just regurgitating like a mindless drone, and having fears that the exam may mean they can't go to uni where they'll be learning knowledge and then applying it to questi... oh.


    That exam, wasn't fair for two main reasons;
    1) They claimed there would be synpoticity in the exam that would underpin all the previous units, yet there was not a single synoptic question.
    2) The level of application that that exam paper required, in terms of stats test was not what the AQA Nelson Thornes book reflected, it specifically said that ' Statistic tests don't form a part of the A-level unit AQA Biology specification'.

    Finally, the shrews question in all fairness wasn't that bad, if anything, it was a nice resemblance of the question in the specimen paper. Go shrews.

    OCR biology requires no application, curse AQA who coined the phrase 'How Science Works'.


    Edit: Presuming that you did Biology at A-level, all the old biology papers from all exam boards were so easy that I and the majority of everyone who sat the AQA biology unit 4 would of had all As.

    ......There goes my A* grade...........:s
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    biology is well boring macca

    but if your ears perk up when disease and peeple are mentioned then you probably would enjoy medicine.
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    (Original post by Gizmo!)
    biology is well boring macca

    but if your ears perk up when disease and peeple are mentioned then you probably would enjoy medicine.

    Thats a relief! Diseases are always fun
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    Learning about plant cells is really boring, i lked the biochemistry, heart and DNA I did in Unit 1, Unit 2 is **** plus the teacher is dopey and doesn't know what we are going to learn half the time.
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    (Original post by josh_a_y)
    Thats a relief! Diseases are always fun
    tis true, macca. except when you 'ave em hehehe aye.

    but -you can get £10 in HMV vouchders for being tested for clamydia in some areas of the country.
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    I wasn't too keen on A level biology - far too much on plants and not enough on the disease side of things which I like. Even at med school, the clinical side appeals much more to me than the biochemistry and physiology side of things.
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    Well there is a lot of rote learning of facts. I loved A level Biology and Chemistry.... I would say that it depends - do you even like the human parts of A level bio - because if not maybe you are going into the wrong thing - unless you really really do want to do psychiatry and are willing to sort of work through med school and then specialise in psych forgetting everything else hehe.
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    op, man up.

    if you want to see the rainbow, you're gonna have to put up with the rain

    (rep for anyone who can tell me what thats from :awesome:)
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    How can you not find DNA interesting? :zomg:

    I absolutely despised biology in school, and loved chemistry. Now it's the other way round. Go figure.



    Basically a load of A Level students *****ing about how their exam wasn't fair because they had to apply the knowledge they learnt instead of just regurgitating like a mindless drone, and having fears that the exam may mean they can't go to uni where they'll be learning knowledge and then applying it to questi... oh.
    I think the issue with the exam was that large amounts of it weren't even relevant to the course, and so weren't even about "applying the knowledge". They were just about applying irrelevant stuff. And I thought medicine involved huge quantities of memorisation. Whereas a lot of that exam required no real knowledge of the subject.
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    ^^^ thats a **** philosophy, macca. (not DaveJ, the guy above ... you peple reply tooooo fastttt lol
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    (Original post by thecdon)
    op, man up.

    if you want to see the rainbow, you're gonna have to put up with the rain

    (rep for anyone who can tell me what thats from :awesome:)

    What are you talking about?

    What man up?? :confused:
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    I find some... actually a lot of biology at a level boring.. the human stuff is interesting, but at such a basic level, so that annoys me...
    I did end up doing best in biology and find it to be my easiest a level, exams wise..
    But I think medicine is about a lot more than a level biology and I think the exam boards and teaching both just put people off..
    So yeah, I think the clinical side to medicine is a lot more interesting, and here's hoping it isn't like biology.. Edexcel are just annoying!
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    (Original post by Gizmo!)
    ^^^ thats a **** philosophy, macca. (not DaveJ, the guy above ... you peple reply tooooo fastttt lol
    No I just think there are lots of boring bits we have to learn at time - and if A level bio is already too bad maybe medicine isn't the way forward. OP is free to do whatever they like though - we only have the information given...
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    A level biology, and degree for that matter, is ****. sorry to say. but urgh. maybe AQA made me this way.
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    (Original post by Hygeia)
    I wasn't too keen on A level biology - far too much on plants and not enough on the disease side of things which I like. Even at med school, the clinical side appeals much more to me than the biochemistry and physiology side of things.

    :o: Good... Im not alone here!
 
 
 
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