bethmitchxll
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 6 years ago
#1
Anyone else doing this exam? If so, any idea of what topics might come up? I'm quite confident on everything apart from getting nitrifying and denitifying bacteria mixed up!
Good luck to everyone taking the exam :-)
0
reply
Naomi47
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#2
Report 6 years ago
#2
(Original post by bethmitchxll)
Anyone else doing this exam? If so, any idea of what topics might come up? I'm quite confident on everything apart from getting nitrifying and denitifying bacteria mixed up!
Good luck to everyone taking the exam :-)
I am too :-) Good luck!!

I wouldn't like to say what would come up, but I haven't seen commercial use of plant hormones (rooting powder, ethene etc.) in a while and ring species. There's also almost always something on chordata and the nervous system. Maybe even a reflex arc 6 marker?? It's really hard to predict though, I'm probably wrong...
0
reply
A*GLORYHUNTER
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#3
Report 6 years ago
#3
Carbon or nitrogen cycle
Parasites and Mutalists
Reflex Arc
Diabetes
This year should be easy
1
reply
bethmitchxll
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#4
Report Thread starter 6 years ago
#4
(Original post by Naomi47)
I am too :-) Good luck!!

I wouldn't like to say what would come up, but I haven't seen commercial use of plant hormones (rooting powder, ethene etc.) in a while and ring species. There's also almost always something on chordata and the nervous system. Maybe even a reflex arc 6 marker?? It's really hard to predict though, I'm probably wrong...
Ahh thank you! Hopefully these will come up as they're okay topics
0
reply
_ariane29
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#5
Report 6 years ago
#5
Eek learn your nitrogen cycle bacteria! I am about 100000 percent sure the nitrogen cycle is going to come up as it hasn't come up in ages. This probably doesn't help but denitryifying bacteria returns excess nitrates back intro nitrogen gas because it's 'de' so its doing the opposite to the rest? Idk, anyway good luck
0
reply
Samee998
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#6
Report 6 years ago
#6
(Original post by A*GLORYHUNTER)
Carbon or nitrogen cycle
Parasites and Mutalists
Reflex Arc
Diabetes
This year should be easy
"SHOULD"
1
reply
bethmitchxll
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#7
Report Thread starter 6 years ago
#7
(Original post by _ariane29)
Eek learn your nitrogen cycle bacteria! I am about 100000 percent sure the nitrogen cycle is going to come up as it hasn't come up in ages. This probably doesn't help but denitryifying bacteria returns excess nitrates back intro nitrogen gas because it's 'de' so its doing the opposite to the rest? Idk, anyway good luck
Thanks so much! Our class didn't have a teacher for the whole of B1 so we are in for a shock! Thankfully taught myself it all!
0
reply
LEJ14
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#8
Report 6 years ago
#8
I am doing this exam too! I'm so nervous. I have a feeling one of the cycles will come up, but hopefully it won't as i'm terrible at explaining both. Any tips on understanding it?!?
1
reply
_ariane29
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#9
Report 6 years ago
#9
(Original post by bethmitchxll)
Thanks so much! Our class didn't have a teacher for the whole of B1 so we are in for a shock! Thankfully taught myself it all!
Aw I know how you feel. We didn't have a teacher for most of chemistry and physics and I wasted all of last year not listening in class so I had to teach myself literally everything Has been worth it though
0
reply
_ariane29
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#10
Report 6 years ago
#10
(Original post by LEJ14)
I am doing this exam too! I'm so nervous. I have a feeling one of the cycles will come up, but hopefully it won't as i'm terrible at explaining both. Any tips on understanding it?!?
Hmm. . . for the nitrogen cycle you only really need to learn the uses of the four bacteria and the rest will come to you! You could try breaking it down into steps because the diagrams are too confusing and idk I don't get anywhere with them.

For the carbon cycle you should do the same. I know MyGCSEScience has a video on it that breaks it down into like 4 steps or something. Just learn that carbon is needed by plants to make glucose and nitrogen to make proteins for plant growth because you can score low if you don't mention it.

Don't worry too much you still have time to learn it everyone is nervous but it will probably be easier than we are expecting
1
reply
brownie33
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#11
Report 6 years ago
#11
I am too and same I just need to work on remembering how the body regulates glucose and pollution indicators
Good luck x
1
reply
username1934763
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#12
Report 6 years ago
#12
Ahhhh i have mine too this Tuesday!

I learned the carbon cycle so quickly but the nitrogen cycle is so hard its unbelievable! I just can't remember the scientific terms
0
reply
LEJ14
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#13
Report 6 years ago
#13
(Original post by _ariane29)
Hmm. . . for the nitrogen cycle you only really need to learn the uses of the four bacteria and the rest will come to you! You could try breaking it down into steps because the diagrams are too confusing and idk I don't get anywhere with them.

For the carbon cycle you should do the same. I know MyGCSEScience has a video on it that breaks it down into like 4 steps or something. Just learn that carbon is needed by plants to make glucose and nitrogen to make proteins for plant growth because you can score low if you don't mention it.

Don't worry too much you still have time to learn it everyone is nervous but it will probably be easier than we are expecting
ohh okay thank you!
0
reply
mayamiami
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#14
Report 6 years ago
#14
Thanks, I agree!
0
reply
Miss_March
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#15
Report 6 years ago
#15
I think this year is going to be harder than last year's because i did last year's science exams for mocks and they were terribly easy. Hopefully we do well
1
reply
LEJ14
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#16
Report 6 years ago
#16
(Original post by Miss_March)
I think this year is going to be harder than last year's because i did last year's science exams for mocks and they were terribly easy. Hopefully we do well
Ohh I really hope that they will not be too difficult! I can agree that the 2014 papers were fairly easy, but maybe topics that we are quite confident on will come up this year! Good luck to everyone for Tuesday!
0
reply
_ariane29
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#17
Report 6 years ago
#17
(Original post by Miss_March)
I think this year is going to be harder than last year's because i did last year's science exams for mocks and they were terribly easy. Hopefully we do well
Yes chemistry was too easy it was actually quite unnerving how easy it was. But physics was hard Too hard than normal I didn't like that paper.

I seriously feel like edexcel are trying new stuff out. Normally they just recycled old questions but last year I saw quite a few topics I've never seen before like them shock absorbers and the plant hormones experiment. Fingers crossed its easy everyone
0
reply
Yuuchin1
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#18
Report 6 years ago
#18
(Original post by _ariane29)
Hmm. . . for the nitrogen cycle you only really need to learn the uses of the four bacteria and the rest will come to you!
Wait what there's 4? Nitrogen fixing, denitrifying,nitrifying and what was the last one? :eek:
0
reply
_ariane29
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#19
Report 6 years ago
#19
(Original post by Yuuchin1)
Wait what there's 4? Nitrogen fixing, denitrifying,nitrifying and what was the last one? :eek:
Decomposer bacteria? Decomposes the proteins from dead plants and animals and the urea from animal excretion into ammonia.

0
reply
Yuuchin1
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#20
Report 6 years ago
#20
ahhh thanks a lot
good luck guys
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Feeling behind at school/college? What is the best thing your teachers could to help you catch up?

Extra compulsory independent learning activities (eg, homework tasks) (5)
4.9%
Run extra compulsory lessons or workshops (16)
15.69%
Focus on making the normal lesson time with them as high quality as possible (19)
18.63%
Focus on making the normal learning resources as high quality/accessible as possible (11)
10.78%
Provide extra optional activities, lessons and/or workshops (33)
32.35%
Assess students, decide who needs extra support and focus on these students (18)
17.65%

Watched Threads

View All