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What do you think you'll get

  1. A (15 votes [51.72%])

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  2. B (9 votes [31.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.03%

  3. C (3 votes [10.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.34%

  4. DToo difficult, none of the above! (2 votes [6.90%])

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#1 Phoenix

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 02:53 PM

I thought the essay questions were great, and in the multi-choice there were only 6 which i wasn't too sure about (which says a lot i think).

There were a couple of bad questions in the main paper, one of which was the ADH question, however other than that i though it went really well, nothing terribly difficult was asked and I don't see why i won't get an A tongue.gif well, at least a B anyways (just to stop myself sounding too optimistic smile.gif )

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 03:06 PM

I thought it was quite easy, although the paper seemed to have a different style to other papers, I don't quite know how to describe what I mean, it just seemed different. It took me longer to finish than past papers have, but I suppose I was writing more elaborate answers than I do to past papers.

I can't see why I wouldn't get an A.
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Posted 18 May 2005 - 03:07 PM

It wasn't too bad. I think I wrote quite good essays, I did the one on IAA nd pituitary gland hormone production, and the one on RNA/protein synthesis.

I'd love an A, not sure if that'll happen though.

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 03:11 PM

how was it compared to last years?
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Posted 18 May 2005 - 03:17 PM

I did the essays on monitoring populations and density dependant factors and the one on photosynthesis.

The first two questions (populations and IAA) were almost identical to the two which were in my unit 3 prelim.
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Posted 18 May 2005 - 03:18 PM

QUOTE(tupacshakur @ May 18 2005, 04:11 PM)
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I think it was perhaps slightly harder than last years.
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Posted 18 May 2005 - 03:18 PM

It's going to be B/C/D for me, and it all depends on my luck, really. I thought section B was a little ... weird, too. At least in comparison to other years. Section A went well for the majority, but it seemed like some questions were trying to trick you.

I had memorised about 12 essays over the last week or two and only one of them came up. tongue.gif I managed to scramble something together for photosynthetic pigments and such too, but that will probably be an area where I lose some marks.

Apart from that, my main downfall for this exam was actually the earlier respiration questions. I'm still hoping for somewhere between 55%-65%, though.

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 03:18 PM

I thought it went quite well. I did the essays on monitoring populations and the one on the photosynthetic pigments and I managed to squeese in a diagram! biggrin.gif

I thought the multiple choice was quite hard and I agree, the structure did seem different from other years. I think there were more questions. I noticed a lot of 1 markers.

But yeah, I think I will get an A... or at least a B.

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 03:25 PM

There also wasn't the silly 3 page fold out thing that has been in every biology exam for the last few years.
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Posted 18 May 2005 - 03:27 PM

I think it went well, was not painfully hard and it wasn't easy peasy either! I agree about the section B, was a bit strange and the ADH question tripped me up as well. Could not rememeber fo the life of me about ADH, i had a mental block.

As for the esaay q's i did population monitoring and density-dependent factors and the RNA, just cause the photosynthetic pigments looked tricky (but probably wasn't!)


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Posted 18 May 2005 - 03:30 PM

I thought the multiple choice section was the trickiest in my opinion. Section B went fairly well and the essays were, on the whole, quite good biggrin.gif . I had a feeling protein synthesis would come up and was pleased it did after many an hour studying it!

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 03:31 PM

Which ADH question was it? Typically I've gone completely blank and can't remember any.

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 03:48 PM

The ADH question was the one where it provided u with 2 graphs and u had to relate the level of ADH in ur blood to things like sweating, etc. It was quite confusing i thought but i went back to it at the end and it all came to me!

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 03:55 PM

Oh yeah, that confused me too. Can't remember what I put though!

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 04:06 PM

That one wasn't too bad, if you drink, solute concentration decreases, eat salty food, it increases, sweat a lot - increases.

Those increases and decreases refer to solute concentration, not ADH levels.
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Posted 18 May 2005 - 04:37 PM

wat kinda things did u write for the essay questions on the monitoring populations? i dnt know if i interpreted it correct..

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 04:50 PM

I mentioned the 4 kinds of species you want to monitor, ie food, pest, endangered and indicator, and why monitoring each of those was important.
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Posted 18 May 2005 - 04:51 PM

well - biology OVER at last... just maths on friday to worry bout now! thought it went okay, just that incredibly confusing question on ADH and solute levels aaah... oh did anyone get like four C's in a row in the multiple choice section - the SQA have never had more than 3 of a letter in a row before (as far as I know!) so just wondering if I really did go wrong with one of them?! hope you guys all found it okay smile.gif

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 04:51 PM

I enjoyed the exam (compared to others). However, the weather today has been very gloomy sad.gif and dull, so I don't have that same amazing feeling I had after my Geography and English exams. I answered everything, and I took my time to answer the last few which had PS.

Did anyone notics that there was barely any PS questions for the first 7 questions. That was good, and the genetics question felt quite simple as well.

I was wondering, in one of the latter %increase/%decrease questions about the RuBP and the GP I think it was (dunno - it was the last %increase one), did anyone ge 33.33%?

For the essays I did the Pituitary Hormones / IAA, and the RNA and protein synthesis - a typical question as usual rolleyes.gif

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 04:55 PM

QUOTE(werlop @ May 18 2005, 04:06 PM)
That one wasn't too bad, if you drink, solute concentration decreases, eat salty food, it increases, sweat a lot - increases.

Those increases and decreases refer to solute concentration, not ADH levels.

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I can remember putting one of them as "Stays the same", if someone could refresh my memory of what the 4 options were - I know there was sweating, salty food and drinking, but can't remember the other one...





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