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AQA GCSE Biology 8461 - Paper 2 - 7th June

Exam technique, night before breakdowns and discussion regarding this exam... It's all here :gthumb: Feel free to add resources to the thread as well as anything that may be helpful to others :smartass:

This thread covers the following papers:
  • 8461 Paper 2 1h 45m 07 June 2019 pm (Both tiers)
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The official specification: https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resourc...61-SP-2016.PDF
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Paper 2
What's assessed
Topics 5–7: Homeostasis and response; Inheritance, variation and evolution; and Ecology.


Specimen and past papers:
https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/scie...ment-resources

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I feel like the homeostasis will be a pretty big topic this covering most the paper. My best guess is blood glucose level, menstrual cycle and water balance
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I feel like the homeostasis will be a pretty big topic this covering most the paper. My best guess is blood glucose level, menstrual cycle and water balance
Agreed
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I think ecology will be quite a a big topic too!
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doubt it will cover "most of the paper"
I reckon:
feature of endocrine system
fermenters
embryonic cloning
genetic engineering pros and cons
punnet squares
theories of evolution
fossilisation
cyclical nature of prey and predator population
(Original post by BurntToast101)
I feel like the homeostasis will be a pretty big topic this covering most the paper. My best guess is blood glucose level, menstrual cycle and water balance
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I think ecology will be quite a a big topic too!
They might take a sub topic from ecology and make it a 6 marker?
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potentially, maybe explaining how eutrophication occurs from fertilisers being washed into a river
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They might take a sub topic from ecology and make it a 6 marker?
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They might take a sub topic from ecology and make it a 6 marker?
I agree that could happen.
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or it could simply be explaining the carbon/water cycle
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They might take a sub topic from ecology and make it a 6 marker?
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Paper 1 was Ok but this one needs to be a 10/10
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revsie everything thennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
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for separate science higher, what are your predictions guys coz honestly I have no clue. :confused:
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bruh i hate evolution its so dead
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ayo, i have a revision discord server, message me ur name so that i can add u ya digggg
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Any predictions guyyyssss
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If certain topics came up last year will they be on it again this year?
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If certain topics came up last year will they be on it again this year?
yes they might, but very briefly. So it is better to revise everything
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Hey everyone I made a mind map for the whole Homeostasis topic (since i don't understand any of it at all lol) it's all based on the cgp textbook and it should hopefully cover everything we need to know for tomorrow hope it's useful
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resourc...d-map-12134738
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(Original post by army of 1)
Hey everyone I made a mind map for the whole Homeostasis topic (since i don't understand any of it at all lol) it's all based on the cgp textbook and it should hopefully cover everything we need to know for tomorrow hope it's useful
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resourc...d-map-12134738
Thanks. That's good, but I'd advice focusing more on endocrine system as the nervous system came up quite a bit last year with a 6 marker as well on the CNS so
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Anyone got any ideas for topics that may come up tomorrow?
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