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    Hi everyone!
    I don't think a thread has been created regarding the BBO yet so I thought I'd create one
    I will be sitting mine tomorrow. I'm not overly prepared so even a bronze medal would be pleasing. Does anyone have access to the 2009 BBO mark scheme? I have the paper but I don't see the point in completing it if I am unable to check my answers afterwards. Thanks and good luck this week!
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    I'd actually forgotten I'm doing it tomorrow as well 😳 thanks for the reminder!!!
    Sorry can't help you with the mark scheme - I haven't done any preparation yet... Good luck to you too!!
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    Help!! I've just looked at the 2015 questions!! And I start in half an hour!!
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    (Original post by Science_Girl)
    Help!! I've just looked at the 2015 questions!! And I start in half an hour!!
    Ahahaha, only just saw this. Did you notice that about 3/4 questions from the 2015 paper appeared? How did you find it? I was aiming for gold but you know...I would be pleased with a bronze. VERY pleased indeed...
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    (Original post by Wolfram Alpha)
    Ahahaha, only just saw this. Did you notice that about 3/4 questions from the 2015 paper appeared? How did you find it? I was aiming for gold but you know...I would be pleased with a bronze. VERY pleased indeed...
    Yes, but I had only looked at the 2015 paper for about 5mins and not the answers!! I thought it was better than expected but we can't discuss the questions until Saturday.

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    (Original post by Science_Girl)
    Yes, but I had only looked at the 2015 paper for about 5mins and not the answers!! I thought it was better than expected but we can't discuss the questions until Saturday.

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    Ah yes. Hopefully we will both receive at least commendation to acknowledge our effort...
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    Its my first year doing the BBO, what are the boundaries/ marks required for each level of commendation?
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    Where can I look at the 2015 paper? Is that the paper on the website?
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    Got a gold!! Missed out the second round by 1 mark though.
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    (Original post by Not_a_horse)
    Got a gold!! Missed out the second round by 1 mark though.
    Well done, that's amazing!!! I got a silver, 2 marks off a gold...
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    Some papers are in biolympiads.com
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    (Original post by Not_a_horse)
    Got a gold!! Missed out the second round by 1 mark though.
    What was the grade boundary for the second round??
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    (Original post by sejeong27)
    What was the grade boundary for the second round??
    68 i think
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    (Original post by Not_a_horse)
    Got a gold!! Missed out the second round by 1 mark though.
    Well done!! How did you find out your score? Are they sent to the school?
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    (Original post by OnceUponADoc)
    Well done!! How did you find out your score? Are they sent to the school?
    Yes, I got mine from my teacher

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    Anyone know if the results are sent with the names next to the marks or the username?
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    (Original post by Science_Girl)
    Well done, that's amazing!!! I got a silver, 2 marks off a gold...
    Well done, that's excellent! I got a commendation so I was quite disappointed, but hopefully I will do better next year.
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    (Original post by Wolfram Alpha)
    Well done, that's excellent! I got a commendation so I was quite disappointed, but hopefully I will do better next year.
    A commendation is good! And if you're only in year 12/S5 then you won't have a lot of the knowledge base - I would not have gotten nearly as good a mark last year!

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