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So I have just done the specimen papers for the new AQA biology AS-level , and I just wanted to ask if anyone else has done it ? How did you find it ? What do you think the grade boundaries should be for both papers, and overall ?

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bump.
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53 - A
45 - B
38 - C
30 - D
23 - E

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53 - A
45 - B
38 - C
30 - D
23 - E

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Thanks, is this for paper 1 or 2 ? What do you think overall ? And how did you find the papers ?
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Thanks, is this for paper 1 or 2 ? What do you think overall ? And how did you find the papers ?
Both. I don't know what the exact grade boundaries will be. However, in recent years biology is quite low and this new spec can make things more difficult.

So it's a safe bet to say 70% raw marks is an A.

Paper one is easy-ish. Haven't done paper two.
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Both. I don't know what the exact grade boundaries will be. However, in recent years biology is quite low and this new spec can make things more difficult.

So it's a safe bet to say 70% raw marks is an A.

Paper one is easy-ish. Haven't done paper two.
yeah I agree, I did a lot better in paper 1, paper 2 is really difficult because there is so much application and data analysis questions
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hi where did you get the specimen paper for new AQA Biology a level exam
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hi where did you get the specimen paper for new AQA Biology a level exam
AQA website
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i can find the link could you post it if u don't mind
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i can find the link could you post it if u don't mind
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/scien...ment-resources
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HELLO people, good luck for revision and for the exams, i am really bad at answering the application and analysis questions they are so difficult and hard to explain to get the full marks, can someone please help me or give me some tips on what to do , would really appreciate some help. also i hv the set 2 papers for the specimen which is not available to the public, so whoever wants it holler, safe out.
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HELLO people, good luck for revision and for the exams, i am really bad at answering the application and analysis questions they are so difficult and hard to explain to get the full marks, can someone please help me or give me some tips on what to do , would really appreciate some help. also i hv the set 2 papers for the specimen which is not available to the public, so whoever wants it holler, safe out.
Hiya, just tried the specimen papers- found them hard- just little nitty gritty bits... grade boundaries will hopefully be low as first year... has to be our year where it all changes lol!
I too find the application and data analysis section hard.... Would you mind sending me the papers please?!!
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Hiya, just tried the specimen papers- found them hard- just little nitty gritty bits... grade boundaries will hopefully be low as first year... has to be our year where it all changes lol!
I too find the application and data analysis section hard.... Would you mind sending me the papers please?!!
send me an inbox
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Has anyone got copies of the new specimen papers released?
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HELLO people, good luck for revision and for the exams, i am really bad at answering the application and analysis questions they are so difficult and hard to explain to get the full marks, can someone please help me or give me some tips on what to do , would really appreciate some help. also i hv the set 2 papers for the specimen which is not available to the public, so whoever wants it holler, safe out.
Could I have the specimen papers please?
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good luck to you too! is it okay if i can have the papers please?
(Original post by OneandOnly123)
HELLO people, good luck for revision and for the exams, i am really bad at answering the application and analysis questions they are so difficult and hard to explain to get the full marks, can someone please help me or give me some tips on what to do , would really appreciate some help. also i hv the set 2 papers for the specimen which is not available to the public, so whoever wants it holler, safe out.
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made a thread for the specimen set 2 paper check it out.
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made a thread for the specimen set 2 paper check it out.

Hello, could you inbox me the set 2 papers? cant find the thread unfortunately
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good luck to you too! is it okay if i can have the papers please?
Hey my teacher told me to circle key words in question and try and extend concepts from it from what you have learnt. I have done this and it has helped.
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HELLO people, good luck for revision and for the exams, i am really bad at answering the application and analysis questions they are so difficult and hard to explain to get the full marks, can someone please help me or give me some tips on what to do , would really appreciate some help. also i hv the set 2 papers for the specimen which is not available to the public, so whoever wants it holler, safe out.
Does anybody have the two new 2015 specimen papers?
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