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    (Original post by englishman129)
    That was the first exam ive actually completely run out of time with like 6-10 marks still remaining (ecology stuff). Did anyone notice the timing was crap too? or was it just me?
    I finished with about 10 minutes left, which was enough time to check through my answers.
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    (Original post by bethazz)
    Same! I didn't do that much revision on the nitrogen cycle, I've been focusing on the sliding filament model all things like that, none of which came up. god, those damn lady birds! Just a horrible exam tbh, plus i needed more time. I'm praying for low grade boundaries!
    yes i revised the sliding filaments as well arghhhhh the paper is a Bxxch
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    (Original post by Medifield)
    I found the codes for the two stops but what was the third. I just looked at the fig and checked what the last amino acid was there
    UAA, UAG and UGA. UAG and UAA were encompassed by the same "stop" sign.
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    (Original post by fortunecookie)
    Aha I think I managed to get them into the senescence question somehow
    I think it was 60 for an A and 55/54 ish for a B.
    Its 65 for an A
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    (Original post by mortysteve)
    I finished with about 10 minutes left, which was enough time to check through my answers.
    Ahh - must have been me then.
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    (Original post by Kidms001)
    That depends on when and what your next exam is? My next proper exam is on Thursday (maths) but I might have to whack out some revision tonight as I have waffle studies general studies and a driving lesson tomorrow, so time is a little tight :rolleyes:
    I have maths on thursday aswell, S2?
    Ahh good luck for waffling, at least you had practice today
    I have english on thursday aswell though so i have loadssss to learn for that
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    it was a hard paper... do you think the mark scheme will be similar to jan 2011..
    overall.. hard paper

    PS: Lets create a FB group about how difficult the paper was..
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    (Original post by fortunecookie)
    I have completely lost all faith in OCR. A mistake in D1, a hideous core 3 paper this morning and now this.

    Maybe I'm just still upset about the exams, but I do think it's unfair that we do all of this preparation and they test us on about 3 spreads. I know they can't test EVERYTHING, but really ....
    Exactly! We all sacrificed at least one thing to revise for this exam, comparing previous papers they seemed so easy compared to ours! Ladybirds? Sheep? Genetic puzzles? Ethical Issues? Noone would think this is a BIOLOGY paper ffs!!!

    Anyone who knows someone who writes the exam papers, give them a punch from me. Thanks.
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    (Original post by mortysteve)
    UAA, UAG and UGA. UAG and UAA were encompassed by the same "stop" sign.
    Then im screwed.

    Well that was only 1 mark. But I feel like that's enough to tip the scale.
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    (Original post by englishman129)
    Ahh - must have been me then.
    I had like 20 minutes left to check my answers - it was a really really annoying paper, hopefully GB are low.
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    (Original post by englishman129)
    Ahh - must have been me then.
    Well, as people have said, the paper was very waffly. If you're a slow writer or something, then I could understand how you wouldn't have finished in time. I wouldn't be surprised if I failed this exam, purely because the examiner can't read my handwriting.
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    (Original post by englishman129)
    Ahh - must have been me then.
    Nope. I had 1 minute to do the last 6 marks, and hence got the Hardy equation wrong :rolleyes:

    (Original post by heartskippedabeat)
    I have maths on thursday aswell, S2?
    Ahh good luck for waffling, at least you had practice today
    I have english on thursday aswell though so i have loadssss to learn for that
    Naah. I've only got C3 :rofl: .. Good luck to you too
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    wow yep i failed that, and im definitely going to miss my medicine offer

    i hope that the grade boundaries are really low, because knowing ocr, theyll want a specific phrase to get a mark
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    1A) plant protein - animal protein (3)
    b) humus question regarding process (2)
    ?) question regarding use of a plant to restore nitrogen into soil (3)
    ?) refer to letters on diagram how nitrogen decreases (3)
    ?) why rare sheep kept in existence (2)
    ?) processes involved in allowing sheep to eat sea weed (lol) (2)

    only parts of question 1 i can remember :/ any1 feel free to add to it :P
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    gonna have to push for an A* in maths and chemistry now, no chance i got an A in that
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    (Original post by sc0307)
    Did anyone get around 53% for the percentage question? What did everyone get for the p and q values?
    oh no i got 30.5%!!!!!
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    (Original post by greenford)
    it was a hard paper... do you think the mark scheme will be similar to jan 2011..
    overall.. hard paper


    PS: Lets create a FB group about how difficult the paper was..
    What's the point? Remember for chem that didn't do much. Should we email complaining? I think we have a valid reason. If anything, the paper didn't cover the spec, nothing on muscles sliding filiment theory which hasn't come up! I'm going to wait for answers to see if it's worth it.

    (Original post by mortysteve)
    I finished with about 10 minutes left, which was enough time to check through my answers.
    Same
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    (Original post by Princess_perfect786)
    oh no i got 30.5%!!!!!
    I got 40.1% lol
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    (Original post by fortunecookie)
    Aha I think I managed to get them into the senescence question somehow
    I think it was 60 for an A and 55/54 ish for a B.
    I agree, I didnt hate the paper, I think Ive made silly mistakes, but people at my school rushed the paper at the end, and overall some people reallly hated it...
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    Did y'all get p = 0.08 and q = 0.92?

    It works for p+q = 1 and p^2 + 2pq + q^2 = 1

    Most of the bugs were red which was bb so there must be loads of recessive alleles?
 
 
 
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