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AQA GCSE Biology Paper 1 (Foundation Combined) 8464/1F - 10th May 2024 [Exam Chat]

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AQA GCSE Biology Paper 1 (Combined Foundation Tier Trilogy) 8464/1F - 10th May 2024 [Exam Chat]
Welcome to the exam discussion thread for this exam. Introduce yourself! Let others know what you're aiming for in your exams, what you are struggling with in your revision or anything else.

Wishing you all the best of luck. :yy:

General Information
Date/Time: 10th May 2024
Length: 1hr 15 mins

Resources
https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464
(edited 1 month ago)
Bumping this
Ccan’t just be me?
Original post by Salwarocks
Ccan’t just be me?

Hopefully not. I think that this website has a disproportionate amount of high achieving pupils (compared to IRL) so that might explain why the foundation tier threads other than for the language threads maybe aren’t as busy as the higher tier ones maybe.

Same thing with triple vs combined science.
Morning everyone! How did the exam go for you? :smile:
Original post by Pwca
Morning everyone! How did the exam go for you? :smile:

THAT PAPER WAS SO SO GOOD OMGGG it was really suspicious how good that went IM SO EXCITED FOR CHEM NEXT WEEK NOW ughghgh i messed up a really basic question tho about what substances or something carried in the blood I PUT OXYGEN BUT CROSSED IT OUT AND PUT GLUCOSE I FEEL SO STUPID FOR THAT
Hi all! Private tutor here. Could you all give me a rundown of what the questions were please?
Thanks
Mandy
Original post by mandymoo6118
Hi all! Private tutor here. Could you all give me a rundown of what the questions were please?
Thanks
Mandy

from what i remember
there were questions like whats the glucose formula and then there was one where u had to put the correct words in to complete the formula for photosynthesis, there was also the test for sugar and protein where u had to tell what to do to test and the colour it would turn at the end. there was a q at the start where u had to label an animal cell they like gave different options and u had to write the correct three that they were asking for.
Original post by 1uvdelluna
from what i remember
there were questions like whats the glucose formula and then there was one where u had to put the correct words in to complete the formula for photosynthesis, there was also the test for sugar and protein where u had to tell what to do to test and the colour it would turn at the end. there was a q at the start where u had to label an animal cell they like gave different options and u had to write the correct three that they were asking for.

there were a lot more sorry but i forgot most of them already
Original post by mandymoo6118
Hi all! Private tutor here. Could you all give me a rundown of what the questions were please?
Thanks
Mandy

first question was a label animal cell
second was function of the nucleus
there was a 6 marker on how proteins and fats are digested
section about donating blood and the advantages and disadvantages
a practical of a leaf being blown by a fan and it loosing its mass
question about why fructose is used by drink companies instead of glucose without referring to sweetness
that’s all i remember to be honest
What did everyone put for the percentage question (the second last percentage one) where we had to divided then x100? I got 6.1%
Original post by mandymoo6118
Hi all! Private tutor here. Could you all give me a rundown of what the questions were please?
Thanks
Mandy


Hey Mandy, I'm in the same boat. DM me if you get a topic list?
Reply 12
Original post by metdog
Hey Mandy, I'm in the same boat. DM me if you get a topic list?


first question contained an image of an animal cell, asked to label the parts (eg. nucleus, cell wall ect.) word bank was provided. it also asked for the function of the nucleus and mitochondria (multi choice)

second question was about magnification. you needed to measure a cell and do an equation related to image size vs real size.

there was another question relating to a microscope and how to use one.

there was also mention of osmosis, you had to do a multi choice and short response questions related to an experiment where they put a tube full of an unknown concentration of salt, in a glass of different salt concentrations.

there was a few questions about blood and the cardiovascular system. one was about the advantages and disadvantages about both donating and receiving blood. one was about what causes blood to clot. one was about what blood contains. one was about why we take blood from a vein rather than an artery. there was also a question about plaques building up in the coronary artery and what causes that to happen.

there were a few questions about gonorrhoea and what symptoms it causes.

there was a question about loss of mass after blowing a leaf at different fan speeds.

there was a 6 marker about digesting proteins and fats.
Original post by 1uvdelluna
from what i remember
there were questions like whats the glucose formula and then there was one where u had to put the correct words in to complete the formula for photosynthesis, there was also the test for sugar and protein where u had to tell what to do to test and the colour it would turn at the end. there was a q at the start where u had to label an animal cell they like gave different options and u had to write the correct three that they were asking for.

Thank you!
Original post by grace.88x
first question was a label animal cell
second was function of the nucleus
there was a 6 marker on how proteins and fats are digested
section about donating blood and the advantages and disadvantages
a practical of a leaf being blown by a fan and it loosing its mass
question about why fructose is used by drink companies instead of glucose without referring to sweetness
that’s all i remember to be honest

Thank you so much! Very helpful.
Original post by cbaicl
first question contained an image of an animal cell, asked to label the parts (eg. nucleus, cell wall ect.) word bank was provided. it also asked for the function of the nucleus and mitochondria (multi choice)
second question was about magnification. you needed to measure a cell and do an equation related to image size vs real size.
there was another question relating to a microscope and how to use one.
there was also mention of osmosis, you had to do a multi choice and short response questions related to an experiment where they put a tube full of an unknown concentration of salt, in a glass of different salt concentrations.
there was a few questions about blood and the cardiovascular system. one was about the advantages and disadvantages about both donating and receiving blood. one was about what causes blood to clot. one was about what blood contains. one was about why we take blood from a vein rather than an artery. there was also a question about plaques building up in the coronary artery and what causes that to happen.
there were a few questions about gonorrhoea and what symptoms it causes.
there was a question about loss of mass after blowing a leaf at different fan speeds.
there was a 6 marker about digesting proteins and fats.

Thank you so much!
Original post by Jakeysmith
What did everyone put for the percentage question (the second last percentage one) where we had to divided then x100? I got 6.1%

I got 6.4
Original post by Pwca
Morning everyone! How did the exam go for you? :smile:
Great!
Just wondering if you are doing foundation paper because I sat foundation and for the magnification question I wrote image size in micrometers divided by real size in micro meters so I did 36000 dividied by 40 to get 900.
Original post by EvangeIion
Great!
Just wondering if you are doing foundation paper because I sat foundation and for the magnification question I wrote image size in micrometers divided by real size in micro meters so I did 36000 dividied by 40 to get 900.

I got the same answer for that question as your

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