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    Hi everyone, hope you all did well on the B2 & B3 exam today. I found it easy but there were some hard parts - which I struggled.

    How did you all find it? Also could we share some of our answers we got for these papers.
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    I found it quite hard ;-; I really needed a B or above in this exam too because i want to carry it on i hope the grade boundaries are low this year..
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    I missed out a page (of only 1 mark questions) on the B2 paper. I intended to go back to to answer them but the time ran out!! :'(

    I found the paper generally okay tho!

    What answer did you get for the question that required you to calculate the magnification??


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    i did foundation papers gcse biology. I smashed it so easy.
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    B2 wasn't too bad... But B3 seemed a lot harder than I thought it would be :/ After talking to some of my friends, it seems I got most of the same answers as them; but it was still really difficult. Did any of you get 400 for the magnification question??
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    i couldnt do the magnification question
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    Im so angry - any one who did b3 did anyone see the question on the back of the paper because i failed to see it
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    I found them fairly easy, B3 was abit harder!
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    400 was the right answer for the magnification question apparently, but i put 40 because i forgot to convert cm to mm! i found the B2 paper to be easier than the B3 paper, but most of my friends felt the B2 paper was harder
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    How did everyone workout 400 to be the answer?? :'(


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    (Original post by gfa_)
    400 was the right answer for the magnification question apparently, but i put 40 because i forgot to convert cm to mm! i found the B2 paper to be easier than the B3 paper, but most of my friends felt the B2 paper was harder
    I agree with your friends.. i felt like B2 was harder too
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    (Original post by ciarayh)
    i couldnt do the magnification question
    Neither, we've never learn it before in my class, possibly because weve had 3 teachers the past two years... but oh well, i suppose it was only 1 mark wasnt it?
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    (Original post by gfa_)
    400 was the right answer for the magnification question apparently, but i put 40 because i forgot to convert cm to mm! i found the B2 paper to be easier than the B3 paper, but most of my friends felt the B2 paper was harder
    Haha for some reason I almost wrote 750 for the magnification (no idea how!) The only thing more difficult in the B2 paper for me was the 6 marker, B3 was a simple comparison luckily! In B2 with the cystic fibrosis and polydactyl question, did you put 23 for polydactyl and 46 for cystic fibrosis? i thought it was really badly worded :/ oh well, I guess we just have to wait until thursday for the Chemistry exams now, I'm a lot more confident for those.
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    (Original post by DeeXiomara)
    How did everyone workout 400 to be the answer?? :'(

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    they left bangladesh to get a real education brobje boi
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    Before I enter this discussion I just want to say that I did the separate/triple paper for B3 not further additional. I had a very stressful conversation with some people in another thread who were telling me I'd got some questions completely wrong because they were doing a different paper! Like my stress levels aren't already high enough :P

    What did you guys write for the reason the pH decreased with the milk, bile + lipase question on the B2 paper?
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    (Original post by gilly38)
    Haha for some reason I almost wrote 750 for the magnification (no idea how!) The only thing more difficult in the B2 paper for me was the 6 marker, B3 was a simple comparison luckily! In B2 with the cystic fibrosis and polydactyl question, did you put 23 for polydactyl and 46 for cystic fibrosis? i thought it was really badly worded :/ oh well, I guess we just have to wait until thursday for the Chemistry exams now, I'm a lot more confident for those.
    the answer for polydactyl was 1 and cystic fibrosis was 2,
    the question was referring to minimum amount of alleles not chromosomes in in meiosis and mitosis. Anyway thanks for lowering the grade boundary!
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    Both papers were very easy for me, with B2 being slightly easier. Expect a high grade boundary.
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    i feel so stupid i left question 1 out as i didn't see it
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    Hi does any one know grade boundaries ???

    Also the magnification question was misleading it had 0.1 or 0.01 but the line was horizontal so I measured the leaf horizontally thats so annoying -_-

    & yeah what did people get for that lipase milk question on b2

    b2 - mediumish hard b3 - easy
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    (Original post by gilly38)
    Haha for some reason I almost wrote 750 for the magnification (no idea how!) The only thing more difficult in the B2 paper for me was the 6 marker, B3 was a simple comparison luckily! In B2 with the cystic fibrosis and polydactyl question, did you put 23 for polydactyl and 46 for cystic fibrosis? i thought it was really badly worded :/ oh well, I guess we just have to wait until thursday for the Chemistry exams now, I'm a lot more confident for those.
    i put one and two because technically you only need 1 dominant allele for polydactyly (heterozygous), however you need 2 for cystic fibrosis because the disorder is recessive, meaning it is simply impossible for one of the genes to be dominant, however i agree on the question being worded badly, hopefully they will be lenient in the mark scheme! i am dreading chemistry
 
 
 

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