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    (Original post by nasira372)
    Paper was really easy but everyone dropped easy marks so grade boundries will be around 48 for an A and 55 for 100 UMS.

    I reakon I got around 40. Hopefully a B
    You can't just base it on TSR and people you know. People all over the country have taken it. Only time will tell how we've done.
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    (Original post by ??????????????????)
    Everyone I talked to got like 1.17.
    I think. Can't remember. Anyone can comfirm? It was the air exhaled/time?
    i got 1.4
    i took the higher value from the lower and divided by 3.


    also what was the last question the wording? cos i didnt talk about microvilli at all!
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    (Original post by BlastOff)
    Dam, for the PH question I thought it said how would you check if the ph has changed, so i put litmus paper. :/
    Well it was only one mark.

    I wrote buffer solution only because I was doing ****loads of past papers the day before and that question was similar to a previous question!
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    (Original post by ??????????????????)
    They won't be that high. Previous years had that amount for 100 UMS
    Probably 43 max.
    Paper was easy though, even I found it easy. Just loads of easy marks dropped
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    (Original post by nasira372)
    Paper was easy though, even I found it easy. Just loads of easy marks dropped
    And who's to say loads of student who found the paper easy didn't drop the easy marks? The grade boundaries will never be that high, otherwise no one would take the exams.
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    (Original post by DarkWave93)
    I wrote maltase enzyme is present in the brush borders, which converts maltose to glucose, will that get me a mark?
    i also wrote about that i think we should get a mark because maltase converts maltose in to glucose so theres more absorption of glucose and in the specification it alsp mentions something about malate located in epithlial cell
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    (Original post by swiftylol)
    Not sure but I think there were a few, I was wondering why there were so many 1 markers anyway.

    The one about describing how they got per 100,000 was one.
    Number of deaths from cervical cancer divided by total population, then multiply that value by 100,000 is what i put.
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    (Original post by Liron Ingleby)
    i got 1.4
    i took the higher value from the lower and divided by 3.


    also what was the last question the wording? cos i didnt talk about microvilli at all!
    Some how I got the lower one as 3.0 D:
    Just talked about villi and how active transport/co-transport/protein channels/carrier proteins.

    Thought of Mitochrodria but went and double checked instead. Could also incluse villi move or something like that?

    (Original post by nasira372)
    Paper was easy though, even I found it easy. Just loads of easy marks dropped
    Maybe you underestimated yourself? They'll be loads of people who couldn't do the ones that were considered easy marks dropped for you.
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    Plus a lot of people on TSR are more likely to be in C/B/A category. You can't forget about everyone else, who may be getting U's etc, which will help lower the grade boundaries - so don't base the grade boudaries on just everyone here.
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    (Original post by Wick3d)
    And who's to say loads of student who found the paper easy didn't drop the easy marks? The grade boundaries will never be that high, otherwise no one would take the exams.
    I hope you are right, my ISA was 30/50. I need 80% in this and 90% in the next exam for an A which is looking unlikely
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    (Original post by swiftylol)
    It also said to aborb glucose which is what threw alot of people off, including me.
    the NT includes about glucose and then talks about villi! do you have NT?
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    (Original post by TlanTlan)
    Number of deaths from cervical cancer divided by total population, then multiply that value by 100,000 is what i put.
    Mulitplying it by 100,000 wouldn't get it per 100,000.
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    Hopefully when they release the mark schemes I can get the examiners report, and see were most people dropped their marks!
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    (Original post by liviaaa)
    Plus a lot of people on TSR are more likely to be in C/B/A category. You can't forget about everyone else, who may be getting U's etc, which will help lower the grade boundaries - so don't base the grade boudaries on just everyone here.
    That's looking at everybody not on TSR as idiots. People outside of TSR could also get A's raising the grade boundary. Just depends how you look at the glass half empty or half full.
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    (Original post by nasira372)
    I hope you are right, my ISA was 30/50. I need 80% in this and 90% in the next exam for an A which is looking unlikely
    I think you only need 240 UMS to get an A. So lets say you got 40 UMS for your ISA, you can easily make up the 200 UMS required for the A.
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    (Original post by Limitless)
    That's looking at everybody not on TSR as idiots. People outside of TSR could also get A's raising the grade boundary. Just depends how you look at the glass half empty or half full.
    I'm not saying they're all stupid.. Just trying to be positive.
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    Cheer up

    For those biologst who want to become doctors.


    And for those who wanna know they don't fail. Incidently this happened to two different people in two different biology exams just now with dogs and cereal.
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    (Original post by liviaaa)
    I'm not saying they're all stupid.. Just trying to be positive.
    You can't always be positive then you might not reach your expectations and become disappointed just like you can't always be negative or you will drive yourself to depression. You've got to look at it from a neutral point of view.
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    (Original post by liviaaa)
    Mulitplying it by 100,000 wouldn't get it per 100,000.
    It should, say 5000 people in 1 000 000 people, divide 5000/1000000 = 0.005 and multiplied by 100 000 gives 500 per 100 000 which does make sense.
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    (Original post by Limitless)
    That's looking at everybody not on TSR as idiots. People outside of TSR could also get A's raising the grade boundary. Just depends how you look at the glass half empty or half full.
    I think she's saying that people who go on TSR are more likely to be the ones aiming for the higher grades, I doubt anyone here will get a U. Just the way it is on TSR. :rolleyes: Just because we found it easy doesn't mean the whole nation did as TSR's proportion of people take the test are not a reliable representation of everyone in the country.
 
 
 
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