IAL Edexcel AS Biology Unit 2 June 2018 - OFFICIAL

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Hey guys, this group is for predictions and discussions on Unit 2 biology.
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So here are some resources I found online:

Past papers:
http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...dexcel-unit-2/

Good notes with exam pointers and topical questions:
http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...el-ial/unit-2/

A 3 part video series on frequently asked questions in the exam:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld8qJbBsj7g

We technically have 8 full days to prepare, so I'm just planning to read through the textbook, print out the notes/topical papers from the above link and do some past papers.

Also, one tip I found helpful was to go through the specification and tick off topics as you revise them to make sure you've covered everything.

Any predictions, guys?
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i am so bad in biology unit 2.Please someone give me some advice to to get better rrsults..exam is in 10 days away from today...
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(Original post by Genies)
So here are some resources I found online:

Past papers:
http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...dexcel-unit-2/

Good notes with exam pointers and topical questions:
http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...el-ial/unit-2/

A 3 part video series on frequently asked questions in the exam:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld8qJbBsj7g

We technically have 8 full days to prepare, so I'm just planning to read through the textbook, print out the notes/topical papers from the above link and do some past papers.

Also, one tip I found helpful was to go through the specification and tick off topics as you revise them to make sure you've covered everything.

Any predictions, guys?
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Hey! Thanks so much for the links, will definitely check them out! Yep i'm just planning to read through the textbook and my notes, do some past papers and read through the unit two experiments. I haven't done many so i'm not sure about predictions but i think topic 3 is a big one. From topic 4 they normally like to ask about selection and not so much about 4.2 (the wood, plastic etc) but i'd still revise everything! I'd say going through the spec is a great idea just to make sure you're covering everything. Good luck guys!!
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i am so bad in biology unit 2.Please someone give me some advice to to get better rrsults..exam is in 10 days away from today...
Try to as much as past papers as you can. I know it's stressful to do bio past papers specially with the amount of writing needed per question but trust me it's gonna be worth it because in bio, every past paper is more or less of a repeat with a twist to the questions. Even if you can't answer all , just go through every past paper and try to answer it mentally. If you find something that ur stuck with, study the mark scheme answer and make a few revision notes of all the questions that u keep getting wrong and use this as a source of revision on the day before exams. And you're good to go for ur exam Good luck
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Try to as much as past papers as you can. I know it's stressful to do bio past papers specially with the amount of writing needed per question but trust me it's gonna be worth it because in bio, every past paper is more or less of a repeat with a twist to the questions. Even if you can't answer all , just go through every past paper and try to answer it mentally. If you find something that ur stuck with, study the mark scheme answer and make a few revision notes of all the questions that u keep getting wrong and use this as a source of revision on the day before exams. And you're good to go for ur exam Good luck
thank you
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Please everyone post difficuly, tricky ques if u come across
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Please suggest good Youtube channel/videos to watch for the long processes or repeated questions that come frequently in the past papers. Or just any good description of the content we have.
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Can someone please list the 4+ mark kind of questions
I would appreciate it.
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Can someone please list the 4+ mark kind of questions
I would appreciate it.
Yeah, I would like a list of the repeated and most mark-worthy questions as well please.
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Can someone please list the 4 mark kind of questions
I would appreciate it.
These are list of the repeated questions. Hope it helps.

1. Role of meiosis in production of gametes.
2. Importance of captive breeding and re introduction programmes.
3. How cells becone specialised.
4. Process of Natural Selection
5. Happenings during cytokinesis and early interphase.
6. Function of Cell cycle.
7. Advantages of increased alleles for a gene.
8. Advantages of Seed Banks.
9. Storage of seeds.
10. How Genetic variation is brought about.
11. Similarities and differences between modern protocol and William Withering.
12. Ensuring long term survival of seeds.
13. Structure of cellulose and starch.
14. Suitability of sperm.
15. Function of pollen tube.
16. Prevention of polysperm.
17. Comparison between mitochondria and Golgi Apparatus.
18. Reason for animal Testing.
19. Why plants need water.
20. Stages in modern protocol.
21. Ways to increase and decrease biodiversity.
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These are list of the repeated questions. Hope it helps.

1. Role of meiosis in production of gametes.
2. Importance of captive breeding and re introduction programmes.
3. How cells becone specialised.
4. Process of Natural Selection
5. Happenings during cytokinesis and early interphase.
6. Function of Cell cycle.
7. Advantages of increased alleles for a gene.
8. Advantages of Seed Banks.
9. Storage of seeds.
10. How Genetic variation is brought about.
11. Similarities and differences between modern protocol and William Withering.
12. Ensuring long term survival of seeds.
13. Structure of cellulose and starch.
14. Suitability of sperm.
15. Function of pollen tube.
16. Prevention of polysperm.
17. Comparison between mitochondria and Golgi Apparatus.
18. Reason for animal Testing.
19. Why plants need water.
20. Stages in modern protocol.
21. Ways to increase and decrease biodiversity.
Thank you!!
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Thank you!!
Welcome
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i am so bad in biology unit 2.Please someone give me some advice to to get better rrsults..exam is in 10 days away from today...
try solving as many past papers as you can exam style. go through them and make a list of the most repeated questions. Make sure you have the mark scheme answer for the most repeated questions.
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try solving as many past papers as you can exam style. go through them and make a list of the most repeated questions. Make sure you have the mark scheme answer for the most repeated questions.
How did you find unit 1?
Any predictions for grade boundary of unit 1
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How did you did unit 1?
Any predictions for grade boundary of unit 1
unit 1 went really good, it's easier too in a way. Like you know for a fact that replication and protein synthesis questions always repeat and usually carry good marks. questions and concepts are very repititive in unit 1.
I'm expecting 60 or 62 for the grade boundry.
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Please suggest good Youtube channel/videos to watch for the long processes or repeated questions that come frequently in the past papers. Or just any good description of the content we have.
the best way to get maximum marks in the long questions is referring to the mark scheme. memorize these answers because they are perfect and answers similar to them will be bound to score marks.
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What type of questions will come up?? 🤔🤔🤔
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the best way to get maximum marks in the long questions is referring to the mark scheme. memorize these answers because they are perfect and answers similar to them will be bound to score marks.
yes that's what I am doing nowadays. Thanks😊
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