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confer and clarify any thoughts and answers on this exam
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I messed up quite a bit of this. Didn't even have time to start the final 4 mark question.

I feel like the questions were too confusing and broad that it was difficult to decide on an answer. For example, the 1 mark question on the purpose of the lungs could of been loads of things:

"to oxygenate deoxygenated blood"
"to diffuse oxygen into the bloodstream"
"to absorb oxygen and remove waste carbon dioxide"

The 6 marker was ok though, seemed confusing at first but I managed to understand it eventually.

What do you guys think the grade boundaries will be like?
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I messed up quite a bit of this. Didn't even have time to start the final 4 mark question.

I feel like the questions were too confusing and broad that it was difficult to decide on an answer. For example, the 1 mark question on the purpose of the lungs could of been loads of things:

"to oxygenate deoxygenated blood"
"to diffuse oxygen into the bloodstream"
"to absorb oxygen and remove waste carbon dioxide"

The 6 marker was ok though, seemed confusing at first but I managed to understand it eventually.

What do you guys think the grade boundaries will be like?
I dont think u did the same exam as me??? The first question for my exam was filling in the blanks...
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I reckon the grade boundary will be a lot lower, around 60-65 marks for A*.
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jeez that is really low, its out of 90 right? I know for certain I lost at least 10 marks so not exactly a good start lol.
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I dont think u did the same exam as me??? The first question for my exam was filling in the blanks...
AQA iGCSE Biology? what was your 6 marker on?
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AQA iGCSE Biology? what was your 6 marker on?
My 6 marker was about how plants produce glucose and proteins.
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I spoke to my biology teacher and he said it would be quite low. It is out of 90.
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jeez that is really low, its out of 90 right? I know for certain I lost at least 10 marks so not exactly a good start lol.
Same. I've lost about 10 marks already which is not good. But hopefully the grade boundaries will save me. I thought the exam is out of 60?
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My 6 marker was about how plants produce glucose and proteins.
Hmm odd, you doing it in the UK? I'm definitely AQA iGCSE Higher
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I spoke to my biology teacher and he said it would be quite low. It is out of 90.
Oh i didn't check my exam but i thought it was out of 60?
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Hmm odd, you doing it in the UK? I'm definitely AQA iGCSE Higher
yh in england
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yh in england
Don't think you did AQA and/or IGCSE then bro, its definitely always out of 90
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confer and clarify any thoughts and answers on this exam
What did you guys put for the gametes question with the figure of the chromosomes? Didn't even realise that was a question so just circled number 1 as I had no idea!!
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go to this thread too if you did AQA igcse Bio paper 1 today lots of answers are there

AQA iGCSE Biology Paper 1 by notveryoriginal
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What did you guys put for the gametes question with the figure of the chromosomes? Didn't even realise that was a question so just circled number 1 as I had no idea!!
it was the last one, X X, that was an annoying one mate :/
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it was the last one, X X, that was an annoying one mate :/
Damn! Oh well only 1 mark
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Don't think you did AQA and/or IGCSE then bro, its definitely always out of 90
haha i forgot to mention. I did AQA iGCSE Double Award
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how did you structure the 6 marker?!
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I messed up quite a bit of this. Didn't even have time to start the final 4 mark question.

I feel like the questions were too confusing and broad that it was difficult to decide on an answer. For example, the 1 mark question on the purpose of the lungs could of been loads of things:

"to oxygenate deoxygenated blood"
"to diffuse oxygen into the bloodstream"
"to absorb oxygen and remove waste carbon dioxide"

The 6 marker was ok though, seemed confusing at first but I managed to understand it eventually.

What do you guys think the grade boundaries will be like?
I think the answer was: "Gas exchange, removing carbon dioxide from the bloodstream and allowing oxygen to enter the bloodstream"
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