sooo, I just got back.
Not quite sure what I think at the moment, see if any of my answers match up with anyone else's.
When I saw e-coli in the last question I felt like punching Mr.OCR straight in the balls. No fricken (normal) genetics questions, grrrrr.
The heart muscle question was pretty peasy, although I'm not quite sure about the last part.
It was ok i guess, dunno how i really done. Easiest UC paper ever but it was still a little difficult.
Exam wasn't too bad at all really. Much nicer than I thought it would be. There were however still some strange questions that made me think. Like that 7mark question about "Homeostasis". I didn't like the way the question was worded. I ended up writing about alpha and beta cells in the islets of Langerhans and about ADH. Not sure if that's what they wanted though!
The exam was definately better than Physics Unifying Concepts! Let's see how nice Chemistry Unifying Concepts on thursday is (hopefully it is delicious, i need an A in chemistry!)
That homeostasis question woz a bit cruel really, coz i revised homeostasis loads but that question woz so vague i didn't really know what to include! I must admit i didn't write anything bout alpha n beta cells though?!?!Woz i the only one that woz short on time??
I literally finished with 1minute to spare. Harsh!
Woz a bit harsh to throw in the lac operon i thought!! Damn ocr!!! Hav u got mammalian physiology aswell to do??! Have u bin told anything specific to revise?
ps. how do u start a thread?!?
A couple of questions were really quite vague.
The homeostatis question I just went on aboutn regulating temperature, water content & glucose/urea levels and the consequences of too high/low.
The most vague question I thought was the transmission of action potential in the heart muscle. What did everyone put? I'd never come across a neuromuscular synapse that wasn't like your average one.
i thought it was alright, especially compared to all the past papers. i thought the homeostasis was a good essay question because there was lots to say...all my friends said they thought it was hard and not enough time but i didn't think that, i work fast though. just have to wait and see!
I was a little pushed for time as well. That homeostatis question was alrigh, though I didn't put anything about ADH or islets of langerhans. I was babbling on about substrate concentration in the blood affecting enzymes reactions and also about ionic content denaturing enzymes. I don't know if that was what they wanted tho.
wel i didnt like it, or the central concepts retake! grrr, so annoyed! think i was a bit too vague with most of my answers, just hoping that i get the key words in there tho! just hope i manage 2 get a b overall, think these 2 will b around a D/C though, so thats not too good! any1 doing genetics? think i best go revise that loads so i can get a decent mark in it!
Can anyone remember the exact wording of the homeostatis question on UC. I'm beginning to wonder if they wanted to know 'how' the body maintained the homeostatic properties of bodily fluids, or 'why'?
i did just about the action potential, but i cant remember the question anymore so i dunno what we were supposed 2 do! i wrote mostly that explanation of the graph showing an action potential in the text book.
ummm, think it was why but not sure as i dont hav the paper! HOPE it was why!