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    Hi I have to do my issue report for biology edexcel AS level which is something like 20% of my overall grade. Please could you suggest some good topics to do with sufficient information in terms of research so that I can get full marks??
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    Well what area are you aloud to do it in, anything in Biology? what are you interested in? What other a-levels do you do? Play to your strengths
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    (Original post by beebee118)
    Hi I have to do my issue report for biology edexcel AS level which is something like 20% of my overall grade. Please could you suggest some good topics to do with sufficient information in terms of research so that I can get full marks??
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    Have a llok at the mark scheme,if you are doing Edexcel & have their revision guid e,it is outlined pretty well,easy to understand with egs.
    http://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleg...ionguides.aspx
    I think the examiner reports have some topics,suggestions might be in the specification or some doc on the exam board s website.

    Do it about something you are interested in & see if it has enough info that you can find about it or ask your teacher/older yrs,what they did it on.
    Which area are you interested in from this list & I will give you egs

    Ecology
    Conservation
    Health
    Genetics
    Microbiology
    Oncology (cancer)
    Biodiversity
    Resource Management


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    Nutrition
    Biotechnology
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    (Original post by beebee118)
    Hi I have to do my issue report for biology edexcel AS level which is something like 20% of my overall grade. Please could you suggest some good topics to do with sufficient information in terms of research so that I can get full marks??
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    GMOs, genetic screening, organic food, sustainable farming...that's all I can think of right now.
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    (Original post by hissyfit)
    I was thinking of changing to GMO fr my Issue Report.Do you have any suggestions to what question I could do.The only suggestion I have in my course pack is the shelf life of a genetically modified tomato,which tbh I think sounds v.boring :yawn:
    Rep for any suggestions.Thanks
    Sorry OP,I didn t want to steal your thread,but making a new1 seems kinda stupid.
    You could write about the benefits (higher yields; drought-resistant etc), and recent things in the news. Also the "controversy" possibly mentioning organic food?
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    (Original post by hissyfit)
    Have a llok at the mark scheme,if you are doing Edexcel & have their revision guid e,it is outlined pretty well,easy to understand with egs.
    http://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleg...ionguides.aspx
    I think the examiner reports have some topics,suggestions might be in the specification or some doc on the exam board s website.

    Do it about something you are interested in & see if it has enough info that you can find about it or ask your teacher/older yrs,what they did it on.
    Which area are you interested in from this list & I will give you egs

    Ecology
    Conservation
    Health
    Genetics
    Microbiology
    Oncology (cancer)
    Biodiversity
    Resource Management


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    Nutrition
    Biotechnology

    thanks i would be interested in..
    Health
    Genetics
    Microbiology
    Oncology (cancer)

    but would there be enough info available on the web and also would be easy topic to get good marks in? could you suggest a topic in one of these areas?
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    (Original post by beebee118)
    thanks i would be interested in..
    Health
    Genetics
    Microbiology
    Oncology (cancer)

    but would there be enough info available on the web and also would be easy topic to get good marks in? could you suggest a topic in one of these areas?
    I have no idea about if you will find enough info,ask your teacher.From looking @ past posts on the Issue Report,common disease seem like a good choice.

    Health -benefits of exercise in the disabled
    -Are "SUPERFOODS" really superfoods?
    -The nature / effects of superbugs eg.H1N1
    -Advances in CHD
    -Immunisation in children
    -some ppl did diabetes,there s also schizophrenia medication 4 it...(in Edexcel rev guide)



    Genetics

    genes,disease+life expectancy

    Microbiology
    microbes,disease transmittions,epidemics,pandemic s (specific egs.)
    role of microbes in landfills

    Oncology (cancer)

    Breakthrough in diagnosis or treatment for specific and or generalised tumours.


    Have you heard anything recent on GM crops,food......
    Hope it helps.I think there are some sample Reports on the Edexcel website but I can t access them. :sad:


    The Edexcel website doen t seem to work for some reason,just when you need it eh?
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    (Original post by hissyfit)
    I have no idea about if you will find enough info,ask your teacher.From looking @ past posts on the Issue Report,common disease seem like a good choice.

    Health -benefits of exercise in the disabled
    -Are "SUPERFOODS" really superfoods?
    -The nature / effects of superbugs eg.H1N1
    -Advances in CHD
    -Immunisation in children
    -some ppl did diabetes,there s also schizophrenia medication 4 it...(in Edexcel rev guide)



    Genetics

    genes,disease+life expectancy

    Microbiology
    microbes,disease transmittions,epidemics,pandemic s (specific egs.)
    role of microbes in landfills

    Oncology (cancer)

    Breakthrough in diagnosis or treatment for specific and or generalised tumours.


    Have you heard anything recent on GM crops,food......
    Hope it helps.I think there are some sample Reports on the Edexcel website but I can t access them. :sad:


    The Edexcel website doen t seem to work for some reason,just when you need it eh?
    nope i havent heard anything on GM food but it think that sounds sort of boring to do have you done an issue report for your as?
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    apparently stem cells is not a good 1 ,so is drug legalisation
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    (Original post by hissyfit)
    I ve just started seeing what I could do,it sounds boring,but thing is I m also doing this for french ,so it would save me time researching things all over again.

    See John Locke s advice here :http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...issue%20report
    (I m going through the old threads on issue reports at the moment)
    ooh i see. if you do find any useful info on any of the topics i said or on how to structure the issue report, could you post them please? because im struggling to find anything
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    (Original post by hissyfit)
    apparently stem cells is not a good 1 ,so is drug legalisation
    do you mean it IS a good one??
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    (Original post by beebee118)
    do you mean it IS a good one??
    Both should be avoided ie.it is NOT a good idea
    Lots of ppl do malaria,so avoid that one.

    Some more tips: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...issue%20report
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    (Original post by beebee118)
    ooh i see. if you do find any useful info on any of the topics i said or on how to structure the issue report, could you post them please? because im struggling to find anything
    Structure- can be a poster, pwpt presentation,website,newspaper article as long a you include the relevent pts needed,see criteria/student guide (which is prob on Edexcel website)which I can t check for now...
    Layout- I would stick to the layout ie the order of the criteria,makes it easier 4 examiner 2 tick off/correct

    word limit-1,500-2,000 Word Processed
    Ask your teacher or some1 on here 2 send it 2 u as I can t ,sorry.I only have it on paper +it would take me ages to type up...
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    (Original post by hissyfit)
    Structure- can be a poster, pwpt presentation,website,newspaper article as long a you include the relevent pts needed,see criteria/student guide (which is prob on Edexcel website)which I can t check for now...
    Layout- I would stick to the layout ie the order of the criteria,makes it easier 4 examiner 2 tick off/correct

    word limit-1,500-2,000 Word Processed
    Ask your teacher or some1 on here 2 send it 2 u as I can t ,sorry.I only have it on paper +it would take me ages to type up...
    could you not scan the paper onto your computer and then attach it maybe? if its not too much to ask
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    this might fit in under health :the opium poppy
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...issue%20report


    bird flu info http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...issue%20report
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    (Original post by beebee118)
    could you not scan the paper onto your computer and then attach it maybe? if its not too much to ask
    I thought of that ,but don t have access to a scanner sorry.The best thing u can do is check Edexcel website regularly ,ask teacher or ask here 4 some1 to send it 2 u.
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    (Original post by beebee118)
    could you not scan the paper onto your computer and then attach it maybe? if its not too much to ask
    hang on I just had an idea,pm me your email & I will send you some sort of copy that I have
    You are really lucky!
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    (Original post by hissyfit)
    hang on I just had an idea,pm me your email & I will send you some sort of copy that I have
    You are really lucky!
    oh cool i sent it to you

    thanks a bunch x
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    I did mine on cannabis... oh, to be 16 :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by jwn09)
    I did mine on cannabis... oh, to be 16 :rolleyes:
    ohh okay did you do well? if so could you give me some tips?
 
 
 
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