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1 (EASIER THAN ABC) (8)
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2 (PRETTY EASY PAPER) (18)
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3 (NICE PAPER) (31)
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4 (I LIKED THE PAPER) (33)
10.38%
5 (DECENT PAPER) (55)
17.3%
6 (SOME PARTS WERE HARD) (85)
26.73%
7 (I HAVE NO IDEA?) (28)
8.81%
8 (MAN I'M NOT LOOKIGN FORWARD TO RESULTS DAY) (30)
9.43%
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3.46%
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how is everyone finding and preparing for this
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nelson thornes aqa biology book FTW
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havent started proper revision for this yet only made notes but ive forgotten em all. should start properly from wednesday as thats my last exam before half term.
Btw we didnt even finish all the topics as my teachers been ill for loads of lessons before easter so he gave us the rest of the notes we needed on the last lesson before study leave
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nelson thornes aqa biology book FTW
yep FTW, it is good have you done unit 1?
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havent started proper revision for this yet only made notes but ive forgotten em all. should start properly from wednesday as thats my last exam before half term.
Btw we didnt even finish all the topics as my teachers been ill for loads of lessons before easter so he gave us the rest of the notes we needed on the last lesson before study leave
if i was you i would read through it now and then before Wednesday :yep:
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i'm going to post up a few resources soon, so be on the look out,
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yep FTW, it is good have you done unit 1?
yup...i found unit 1 hard though...only got 82/100 ><

but hoping to get higher in unit 2 - worth more UMS!
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yup...i found unit 1 hard though...only got 82/100 ><

but hoping to get higher in unit 2 - worth more UMS!
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kool, what do you think the main focus would be this time around in biol 2
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kool, what do you think the main focus would be this time around
*plants?? they havent asked much on transpiration OR apoplast/symplast pathways etc in past papers =x
*the blood system
*SA:V
*gas exchange in fish
*carbohydrates - cellulose, starch, glycogen
*cell differentiation
*genetic diversity - founders effect, genetic bottlenecks
*anti biotics
*semi-conservative replication of DNA
*meiosis

(this is all according to my teacher BTW)

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*plants?? they havent asked much on transpiration OR apoplast/symplast pathways etc in past papers =x
*the blood system
*SA:V
*gas exchange in fish
*carbohydrates - cellulose, starch, glycogen
*cell differentiation
*genetic diversity - founders effect, genetic bottlenecks
*anti biotics
*semi-conservative replication of DNA
*meiosis

(this is all according to my teacher BTW)

i have a feeling topic 13 may be there main priority, jan 2010 was a nice paper, so i feel they will be evil this time around
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i have a feeling topic 13 may be there main priority, jan 2010 was a nice paper, so i feel they will be evil this time around
Was it really? I did terribly in it, got a C. I'm resitting this time.

I haven't started revising either :p:

I'm such a terrible student.:rolleyes:
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i have a feeling topic 13 may be there main priority, jan 2010 was a nice paper, so i feel they will be evil this time around
yeah, the exams are harder this year...

2009 in unit 1: you needed 40/60 to get an A
2010 in unit 1: you needed 38/60 to get an A

2009 in unit 2: 55/85 = A
2010 in unit 2: 52/85 = A

but low grade boundaries are always good
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Was it really? I did terribly in it, got a C. I'm resitting this time.

I haven't started revising either :p:

I'm such a terrible student.:rolleyes:
i think by now you should be familiar with the content as in know what they are talking about,

a C is not terrible. I thought the paper had alot of content related questions rather than a ****load of HSW thus i thought it was relatively easier when compared to the other ones,

well this thread shall be here for any help
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if i was you i would read through it now and then before Wednesday :yep:
nah ive got an ICT exam tomorrow and Biology unit 1 on tuesday. :eek3:
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I've read over most topics but I'm not going to focus much on it as chem study is more important right now (already on A on bio, but not for chem). But it'll still be helpful of course with the synoptic bio unit 5, plus it'll be nice to go further into the A zone by improving on this paper.
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yeah, the exams are harder this year...

2009 in unit 1: you needed 40/60 to get an A
2010 in unit 1: you needed 38/60 to get an A

2009 in unit 2: 55/85 = A
2010 in unit 2: 52/85 = A

but low grade boundaries are always good
those are the grade boundaries !, they are low, are you sure?!
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those are the grade boundaries !, they are low, are you sure?!
yupp..

http://store.aqa.org.uk/over/stat_pd...OUND-JUN09.PDF
(2010)

http://store.aqa.org.uk/over/stat_pd...OUND-JUN09.PDF
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i think by now you should be familiar with the content as in know what they are talking about,

a C is not terrible. I thought the paper had alot of content related questions rather than a ****load of HSW thus i thought it was relatively easier when compared to the other ones,

well this thread shall be here for any help
I try telling myself that a C isn't terrible.. but really, it is. :p:

You mean its usually MORE HSW-ish? UUUGGHHHHH

You know what's really annoying? The fact that Biology is suddenly my weakest subject. I thought biology was easy, and just basical recall.. How wrong was I? :o:

Thank you! I'm going to be hanging around here.. This is the closest I can get to an actual classroom discussion, anyway. :p:
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those are the grade boundaries !, they are low, are you sure?!
the unit 1 are right as some of my mates said you only need 60-65% to get an A.
not sure bout unit 2 but i hope them are right.
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