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AQA BIOL1 Biology Unit 1 Exam - 16th May 2011 watch

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    mark scheme anyone?
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    (Original post by emmaaa65)
    ohwelllll .. now its time for BIOL5 revision... i love my life!



    Hey. My school wants us to start thinking about what subject to drop. Im planning on dropping none as I want to do med, but im still checking out A2 modules. Would you mind telling me what you think of BIOL4 and BIOL5? Whats the content like and the junp from AS to A2.

    Thanks!
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    My ISA was the apple juice one. Got 24/25. Resitted with the leaf one. SO much easier. Got a 40 I think.
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    (Original post by liviaaa)
    Hmm.. okay I guess. Once I've gone through it all again and all the past papers I should be prepared. The questions I dread are the mitosis/meiosis ones which require a calculation...

    You?
    Same really I'm worried about my other exams there in such a short time period. :confused:
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    If you guys are also doing AQA how come some do EMPA and some to ISA?
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    (Original post by sanaindaclub)
    Hey. My school wants us to start thinking about what subject to drop. Im planning on dropping none as I want to do med, but im still checking out A2 modules. Would you mind telling me what you think of BIOL4 and BIOL5? Whats the content like and the junp from AS to A2.

    Thanks!
    Med schools don't really take any preference of candidates who do 4 A2. Just those we get A's.
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    (Original post by ??????????????????)
    If you guys are also doing AQA how come some do EMPA and some to ISA?
    The school chooses.

    ISA's are marked by the school

    EMPS's are marked by external examiners/moderaters

    EMPA's have lower grade boundaries, 31ish compared to ISA's 39-40ish
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    (Original post by liviaaa)
    Med schools don't really take any preference of candidates who do 4 A2. Just those we get A's.
    I know, but my GCSE's arent that goof for medicine, so I need all the help I can get! Theirs gonna be even more competion for places this year!
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    (Original post by ??????????????????)
    If you guys are also doing AQA how come some do EMPA and some to ISA?
    I don't know EMPA is basically when the practical is written out in much more detail but you have to make accurate measurements and know how to carry out experiments and explain how to carry out experiments. According to AQA they are of equal difficulty. You are allowed to have two goes at an ISA during one academic year but one go at a EMPA. You get given the results of your ISA as soon as your teacher marks it so you can do it again if you did not do as well as you hoped. In an EMPA you get your results on exam day in August.
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    (Original post by swiftylol)
    The school chooses.

    ISA's are marked by the school

    EMPS's are marked by external examiners/moderaters

    EMPA's have lower grade boundaries, 31ish compared to ISA's 39-40ish
    So my school is just too lazy to mark it? Meh seems about right seeing as biology teacher refuses to come to school if it is cold.
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    (Original post by sanaindaclub)
    I know, but my GCSE's arent that goof for medicine, so I need all the help I can get! Theirs gonna be even more competion for places this year!
    You would get more help in the medicine sticky are my grades good enough. They would be able to advise you better.

    Doing 4 A-Levels puts you at no advantage than doing 3.
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    Anyone know if there's an AQA CHEM1 thread? I need all the help I can get! Strange how my two hours of BIOL2 revision has turned into 4 hours of post- BIOL1 stressing
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    (Original post by ??????????????????)
    So my school is just too lazy to mark it? Meh seems about right seeing as biology teacher refuses to come to school if it is cold.
    LOL. My teacher has emergency snow equipment in his car in the middle of summer.
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    (Original post by Limitless)
    You would get more help in the medicine sticky are my grades good enough. They would be able to advise you better.

    Doing 4 A-Levels puts you at no advantage than doing 3.
    Lol, I wasnt asking for help with my grades, I was justfying my reason for doing 4 A2's. Cambridge give out offers that sometime involve 4 A2's.
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    I got;
    58/60 UMS on my AS ISA
    56/60 UMS on my A2 ISA

    Got a question for you guys, the ones who sat BIOL1 AQA that is.

    On the last question, the epithelium cells of the small intestine I originally thought I got 6/6 for sure, but tell me what you guys think, like how many marks I would/should have got
    I made the following points'

    Large SA - faster rate of absorption
    Movement of blood, maintaining the diffusion gradient
    Well supplied with blood - maintaining the diffusion gradient, thereby speeding up the rate
    Movement of vili to keep glucose-rich foods near the cells

    Then I wrote the following in near enough exact words;

    The epithelial cells are adapted for efficient glucose absorption through co-transport proteins, ion channels and through the process of active transport and facilitated diffusion.

    Every body goes on about the last two points. But do you think that it is detailed enough to get the mark?
    My concern is that I talked about the viili in parts.
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    (Original post by Benevolence)
    I got;
    58/60 UMS on my AS ISA
    56/60 UMS on my A2 ISA

    Got a question for you guys, the ones who sat BIOL1 AQA that is.

    On the last question, the epithelium cells of the small intestine I originally thought I got 6/6 for sure, but tell me what you guys think, like how many marks I would/should have got
    I made the following points'

    Large SA - faster rate of absorption
    Movement of blood, maintaining the diffusion gradient
    Well supplied with blood - maintaining the diffusion gradient, thereby speeding up the rate
    Movement of vili to keep glucose-rich foods near the cells

    Then I wrote the following in near enough exact words;

    The epithelial cells are adapted for efficient glucose absorption through co-transport proteins, ion channels and through the process of active transport and facilitated diffusion.

    Every body goes on about the last two points. But do you think that it is detailed enough to get the mark?
    My concern is that I talked about the viili in parts.
    Not sure about all 6 marks, but i think you got 5 for sure!
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    (Original post by Limitless)
    LOL. My teacher has emergency snow equipment in his car in the middle of summer.
    Opposite of mine then. Mine just crawls into bed.
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    (Original post by sanaindaclub)
    Lol, I wasnt asking for help with my grades, I was justfying my reason for doing 4 A2's. Cambridge give out offers that sometime involve 4 A2's.
    Cambridge are GCSE Nazis. There is no point applying if your GCSEs are not up to Cambridge standard (no offense). So if they reject you based on GCSEs the amount of Alevels you do doesn't make a difference.
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    i said villi but it hink its actually microvill, will that matter and i didnt mention co transport or active transport but i did everything else etc. blood vessles mmaitning conc gradent, difusion large sa
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    (Original post by sanaindaclub)
    I know, but my GCSE's arent that goof for medicine, so I need all the help I can get! Theirs gonna be even more competion for places this year!
    sorry to say, but unis look at everything when it comes to medicine, if your gcse's were average and your a levels are amazing, they still probably won't take you. If i were you, get loads of work experience and practice for the UKCAT test, im planning on doing pharmacy which is a good option as it has a good employment rate, good salary etc etc, and plus its easy to get into despite your gcse's, we're on the same boat in terms of gcse's ,maybe you done better lol, i got 1*, 1 A, 7B's 2 C's which is rubbish.... IMO
 
 
 
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