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A2 Biology Discussion and Help

I couldn't already see an A2 Biology thread however I noticed there was an AS Biology thread so here it is ..:colondollar:

For those who want to either discuss A2 Biology, or even need help :smile:

Past Papers: (Specifications are also available using these links)
AQA : http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/a-level/biology-2410/past-papers-and-mark-schemes

OCR : http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-biology-h021-h421/

Edexcel : http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gce/gce08/biology/Pages/default.aspx

WJEC : http://www.wjec.co.uk/index.php?subject=12&level=21&list=paper





SYNOPTIC ESSAY PACK: https://www.dropbox.com/s/iprbtmo7vh0w903/Synoptic%20Essay%20Pack.pdf?dl=0


The following Youtube channel contains very good walkthroughs of fully explained Biological mechanism relevant in A2 Biology:
http://www.youtube.com/user/khanacademy/videos

I also have a PDF copy of a guide to writing the synoptic essay containing examples which have gained full marks, so PM me your email and I will be happy to send it :smile:

I also have 'exampro' but only for AQA, which I would also be happy to send to anyone who PM's me their email :smile:

I have done A-level AQA Biology already so if you need help with anything, just quote me :smile:
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I'm here! :h:

Can evolutionary theory and behavioral biology be added to A2? then its highely likely that I'm a permanent user in this topic. Thanks again for the thread!
Original post by Kallisto
I'm here! :h:

Can evolutionary theory and behavioral biology be added to A2? then its highely likely that I'm a permanent user in this topic. Thanks again for the thread!

I'm sure they can, although I don't know much about them, I'm am sure other users on TSR would be happy to answer your questions :smile:
You're welcome :wink:
Original post by DavidYorkshireFTW
I'm sure they can, although I don't know much about them, I'm am sure other users on TSR would be happy to answer your questions :smile:
You're welcome :wink:


Nice to hear you. Would you be kind enough and create an A2 thread for Physics and Chemistry too, please? I'm very fascinate in natural science, not only in Biology!
Can someone please help me with this question?
'The increase in productivity when manure was applied was lower than for other forms of nitrogen fertiliser. This is ecause the manure has to break down before its nitrogen is released and this process takes a few months. How might a farmer who spreads manrue on his/her crops, use this information in order to improve productivity?'
Original post by DavidYorkshireFTW
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Great idea - as with the AS thread.

I've survived OCR AS and A2 Biology so if anyone has anything OCR specific, quote me!
Original post by yl95
Can someone please help me with this question?
'The increase in productivity when manure was applied was lower than for other forms of nitrogen fertiliser. This is ecause the manure has to break down before its nitrogen is released and this process takes a few months. How might a farmer who spreads manrue on his/her crops, use this information in order to improve productivity?'

I would say by either using Nitrogen fertilizer or by letting the manure stand for a few month and then spreading it on the fields. :colondollar:
Original post by HarryMWilliams
Great idea - as with the AS thread.

I've survived OCR AS and A2 Biology so if anyone has anything OCR specific, quote me!

Thank you :h:
Yes of course, I will do it when I'm on my computer for you :smile:
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Is anyone here thinking of doing the Biology Olympiad in January? :biggrin:
Original post by knope
Is anyone here thinking of doing the Biology Olympiad in January? :biggrin:

What is it (excuse my ignorance) ? :smile:
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Original post by DavidYorkshireFTW
What is it (excuse my ignorance) ? :smile:


Click here!
Reply 13
if anyone wants help message me or watch my youtube videos which are geared specifically towards A level OCR biology and chemistry and by tomorrow I will have done videos on the first two modules of F214 :smile: http://www.youtube.com/user/MrBioTom1
Reply 14
Original post by knope
Is anyone here thinking of doing the Biology Olympiad in January? :biggrin:


How do you sign up? I'm interested in getting my school involved in this and the biology challenge :smile:
Hi, I posted on the AS thread so I thought I'd post it here too, I got an A* in OCR biology this summer and am happy to answer any questions :smile:.
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Original post by Sophie1994
How do we take part?


Original post by Munrot07
How do you sign up? I'm interested in getting my school involved in this and the biology challenge :smile:


The website isn't very clear about what you do, is it? I've gone to see my head of biology about it and she said that she'd sort it out, so I'm not sure on the details but you could try and do the same thing. I think that maybe registration isn't open yet so that's why the details aren't listed; my teacher may have just meant that she would sign me up when it was possible to.

Can it be taken by university students?
Reply 18
Original post by DavidYorkshireFTW
Can it be taken by university students?


Hm, not sure. The language they use would suggest not, though. Like here:

"It is hoped that competing in the Olympiad will encourage students already interested in this valuable, wide-ranging and rewarding subject to continue their study beyond A-level."

And "Round 1 - a two hour multiple choice paper taken online in schools between January 31st and February 6th"

Still, no harm in asking them to clarify!
I'd encourage all any any students, interested in taking a biology-based degree to seriously consider the olympiad. :biggrin:

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