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    It's hard to say but I have a hunch it's going to be on Mitosis and Meoisis for B2 although I really hope it's not, good luck everyone!
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    (Original post by aliceporter)
    It's hard to say but I have a hunch it's going to be on Mitosis and Meoisis for B2 although I really hope it's not, good luck everyone!
    i hope its not on those i struggle to comprehend with them :/
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    (Original post by TahmidGCSE)
    i hope its not on those i struggle to comprehend with them :/
    Me too, I understand the general idea but I don't think I could write a 6 marker on them. I've done some extra revision on them tonight just in case!
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    (Original post by aliceporter)
    Me too, I understand the general idea but I don't think I could write a 6 marker on them. I've done some extra revision on them tonight just in case!
    are you ready now I'm still feeling scared :/
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    (Original post by aliceporter)
    It's hard to say but I have a hunch it's going to be on Mitosis and Meoisis for B2 although I really hope it's not, good luck everyone!
    Yeah same with TahmidGCSE I struggle to grasp the concept of those I really hope that isn't one of the 6 markers!
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    (Original post by NerdyDude)
    Yeah same with TahmidGCSE I struggle to grasp the concept of those I really hope that isn't one of the 6 markers!
    ikr i wonder what the 6 mark on it would sound like
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    (Original post by TahmidGCSE)
    ikr i wonder what the 6 mark on it would sound like
    It would probably be something like 'Explain and compare the processes of Mitosis and Meoisis'. I might be totally wrong but I just feel like they're too important in the B2 syllabus for there not to have been a 6 mark question on them!
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    (Original post by aliceporter)
    It would probably be something like 'Explain and compare the processes of Mitosis and Meoisis'. I might be totally wrong but I just feel like they're too important in the B2 syllabus for there not to have been a 6 mark question on them!
    I highly doubt that will come up tbh, mainly because both processes are very long considering the 6 marks there will be more points made.
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    (Original post by aliceporter)
    It would probably be something like 'Explain and compare the processes of Mitosis and Meoisis'. I might be totally wrong but I just feel like they're too important in the B2 syllabus for there not to have been a 6 mark question on them!
    Yes that may be correct, you are very true in saying Mitosis and Meoisis are too important. I feel they will come up however, have you guys noticed how suprisingly low the grade boundaries are i mean I would saying the higher fourties would guarantee you an A* so baring that in mind Mitosis and Meoisis isn't in the big picture as long as you are confident in all other topics
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    (Original post by TahmidGCSE)
    I highly doubt that will come up tbh, mainly because both processes are very long considering the 6 marks there will be more points made.
    All the spec says you need to know for the process of Mitosis is that the DNA duplicates and then the cell divides so, at this level, I guess mitosis isn't that long of a process. But I guess we'll just have to wait and see what comes up!
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    (Original post by NerdyDude)
    Yes that may be correct, you are very true in saying Mitosis and Meoisis are too important. I feel they will come up however, have you guys noticed how suprisingly low the grade boundaries are i mean I would saying the higher fourties would guarantee you an A* so baring that in mind Mitosis and Meoisis isn't in the big picture as long as you are confident in all other topics
    Yeah that's true. However, biology has been a huge struggle for me as my teacher has failed to teach me any parts of the syllabus, apart from a couple of definitions, throughout the whole year and he has now left two weeks before the exam! So the last month of my life has been spent religiously learning the whole syllabus which is why I'm worried about this exam as I wouldn't want all this time I could have shared equally with other subjects to go to waste.
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    So do you reckon an aerobic and anaerobic 6 marker could be 'compare aerobic respiration and anaerobic respiration' or would it be like why/how it is carried out
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    (Original post by aliceporter)
    Yeah that's true. However, biology has been a huge struggle for me as my teacher has failed to teach me any parts of the syllabus, apart from a couple of definitions, throughout the whole year and he has now left two weeks before the exam! So the last month of my life has been spent religiously learning the whole syllabus which is why I'm worried about this exam as I wouldn't want all this time I could have shared equally with other subjects to go to waste.
    Ah I see I'm not sure if you have already got your own unique way to revise but this PDF has a brilliant summarisation of Unit 2 Biology. If you type this exactly in chrome browser it is the 3rd link 'aqa gcse biology b2 revision' hope I helped.
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    (Original post by NerdyDude)
    Ah I see I'm not sure if you have already got your own unique way to revise but this PDF has a brilliant summarisation of Unit 2 Biology. If you type this exactly in chrome browser it is the 3rd link 'aqa gcse biology b2 revision' hope I helped.
    Thank you, that's great! These youtube videos are also really good if you need something explaining to you or for last minute revision-
    https://www.youtube.com/user/ChrisThorntonUK

    Good luck!
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    I've heard people suggest there might be more questions on cells and enzymes in tomorrow's unit 2 paper because apparently there haven't been so many in the last few, I think there's going to be a 6 marker on speciation because it always confuses people at the end of the test.
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    (Original post by kate33333)
    I've heard people suggest there might be more questions on cells and enzymes in tomorrow's unit 2 paper because apparently there haven't been so many in the last few, I think there's going to be a 6 marker on speciation because it always confuses people at the end of the test.
    God i hope so, speciation is one of my best topics
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    (Original post by Skyliee)
    God i hope so, speciation is one of my best topics
    Really?! Species, fossil and distribution of organisms are my worst. I'm so worried that I haven't mastered an exam technique yet, the questions get me so muddled that they ask something and the answer is something I never even thought of
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    Does anybody post an unnofficial mark scheme after the exam like last year for unit 2?
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    (Original post by kate33333)
    Really?! Species, fossil and distribution of organisms are my worst. I'm so worried that I haven't mastered an exam technique yet, the questions get me so muddled that they ask something and the answer is something I never even thought of
    Species= Population that can't interbreed with any other population to produce FERTILE OFFSPRING
    Natural selection= happens when a specific population is ISOLATED by a PHYSICAL BARRIER (make sure to name the physical barrier stated in the question). The conditions on either side will be different. Each individual is different due to a WIDE RANGE OF ALLELES, and the individuals with better characteristics for that specific condition will have a HIGHER chance of survival, and will be more likely to breed and pass down characteristics to offspring and next generations.
    tada, seperate species because 2 populations which were originally one species now cannot breed to make a kid that is fertile
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    (Original post by Skyliee)
    Species= Population that can't interbreed with any other population to produce FERTILE OFFSPRING
    Natural selection= happens when a specific population is ISOLATED by a PHYSICAL BARRIER (make sure to name the physical barrier stated in the question). The conditions on either side will be different. Each individual is different due to a WIDE RANGE OF ALLELES, and the individuals with better characteristics for that specific condition will have a HIGHER chance of survival, and will be more likely to breed and pass down characteristics to offspring and next generations.
    tada, seperate species because 2 populations which were originally one species now cannot breed to make a kid that is fertile
    Oh my Christ 😂😂 tysm! I feel like I just missed an entire lesson on speciation at school, I think the teacher just gave us a textbook lol, I don't understand where the range of alleles come from though? Like surely if it's the same species to begin with they would all have similar genes?
 
 
 
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