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OCR GCSE Biology A Paper 3 (Higher) (J247/03) - 10th May 2024 [Exam Chat]

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OCR GCSE Biology A Paper 3 (Higher) (J247/03) - 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.

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Date/Time: 10th May 2024 AM
Length: 1h 45m

Good luck!
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I'm aiming for a 9, struggling with application questions

is everyone ready???
Reply 2
Original post by crinkled
I'm aiming for a 9, struggling with application questions
is everyone ready???

I think so im ready, what do you exactly mean by application questions
Reply 3
does anyone have predictions I'm terrified I don't know mitosis or the cell cycle
does anyone know what substance is used to control co2 level when examining effect of co2 on rate of photosynthesis. in starch tests and in the pondweed (e.g elodea) test.
How is everyone feeling for tomorrow? How are we spending this evening revising?
Reply 6
Original post by Evil Homer
How is everyone feeling for tomorrow? How are we spending this evening revising?

Watching Eurovision hahaha
Original post by terumikami
does anyone know what substance is used to control co2 level when examining effect of co2 on rate of photosynthesis. in starch tests and in the pondweed (e.g elodea) test.
Do you mean the chemical used to absorb it so it's not a factor? If so I'm pretty sure it's sodium hydroxide, and the BBC website agrees
Original post by crinkled
I'm aiming for a 9, struggling with application questions
is everyone ready???

Do you mean questions where we aren't explicitly taught the subject (it might be based on a new study, for example) but are expected to apply our own knowledge? If so, I don't think there's much more to do than seeing how it could link to what you know (e.g. in 2023 I believe there was a question about the permeability of a cell membrane or something like that) and switching on scientific thinking caps.
And good luck! Hoping everyone gets what they want (including me lol)
Reply 9
Original post by toastpuppy
Do you mean the chemical used to absorb it so it's not a factor? If so I'm pretty sure it's sodium hydroxide, and the BBC website agrees

I remember it being sodium hydrogencarbonate, but confirm with the textbook or with BBC bitesize
Reply 10
Original post by Evil Homer
How is everyone feeling for tomorrow? How are we spending this evening revising?

Doing at least two past papers today
Original post by yogshy
I remember it being sodium hydrogencarbonate, but confirm with the textbook or with BBC bitesize

I agree if the poster is asking about testing for CO2 with sodium hydrogencarbonate, but I think sodium hydroxide is used to control the CO2 levels (by removing it). Not sure which is asked about though.
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Reply 12
Original post by Pwca
OCR GCSE Biology A Paper 3 (Higher) (J247/03) - 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.
General Information
Date/Time: 10th May 2024 AM
Length: 1h 45m
Good luck!
Click here to find exam discussions for other GCSE subjects

does anyone know why a central control system (ie a brain) is better than having it spread over the body? Also, does anyone know what kinds of questions could come up on contraception? Thanks.
Reply 13
Original post by toastpuppy
I agree if the poster is asking about testing for CO2 with sodium hydrogencarbonate, but I think sodium hydroxide is used to control the CO2 levels (by removing it). Not sure which is asked about though.

yeah I would say sodium hydrogen carbonate too but I was taught soda lime in school, however mark schemes don't seem to like that so I would go for sodium hydrogen carbonate
Good luck everyone!! Not long now 😬
Reply 15
Original post by philippag1
Good luck everyone!! Not long now 😬

Good luck to u to man
Original post by zeesh08
does anyone know why a central control system (ie a brain) is better than having it spread over the body? Also, does anyone know what kinds of questions could come up on contraception? Thanks.
No clue for the first question, but for contraception it's usually about the positive and negatives of hormonal vs non hormonal, or the specific hormones used and why. I also know questions asking you to critique natural conception have come up before. Also worth remembering condoms are the only which protect against STI/STDs.
Original post by graceke
does anyone have predictions I'm terrified I don't know mitosis or the cell cycle

just remember mitosis is splitting into 2 IDENTICAL daughter cells
Original post by Yogshy
Doing at least two past papers today

i wanted to do 4 but ended up doing 2
Guys i do ocr here

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