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November 2014 Biology HL paper 1&2

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so guys, how did you find paper 1 and 2?

 

there's so many questions I've never seen in paper 1 and 2; but i liked paper 2 actually (call me weird)

 

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I thought both papers were quite nice. The Genetics question for multiple choice (figuring out who is homozygous or heterozygous) was a complete guess for me. Oh the question on colon irrigation....wow...didn't seem relevant to anything. I picked the one which said undigested food is going to be washed away. Large intestines do absorb water....but it didn't seem like a negative aspect of colon irrigation (which is what i believe the question was asking). I may be completely wrong. 

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I thought both papers were quite nice. The Genetics question for multiple choice (figuring out who is homozygous or heterozygous) was a complete guess for me. Oh the question on colon irrigation....wow...didn't seem relevant to anything. I picked the one which said undigested food is going to be washed away. Large intestines do absorb water....but it didn't seem like a negative aspect of colon irrigation (which is what i believe the question was asking). I may be completely wrong. 

yeah for the genetics one i said it was D, because it was the only one that could possibly work

 

and i picked the one about bacteria being flushed away....

 

paper 1 was quite strange in its ways

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Am sure you're right for both. Paper two was quite nice for me too. I wrote a couple of pages just on translation (essay question 5 I believe), but then again i added the pre-initiation phase as well.  Great predicted scores, you applying for medicine by any chance?

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Am sure you're right for both. Paper two was quite nice for me too. I wrote a couple of pages just on translation (essay question 5 I believe), but then again i added the pre-initiation phase as well.  Great predicted scores, you applying for medicine by any chance?

ahahahaha I hope so

 

wow I completely forgot about the pre-initiation phase

 

nope; I'm hoping for 42 but atm if I get 40 I will be really really happy. Finally decided that medicine isn't quite the pathway i want to take straight after high school

 

Hope your paper 3 went well. I decided not to revise as much for it. Paid a hefty price. Goodbye 7. 

ahh well, you'd never know. Pretty sure I screwed up an extended response.

 

(observed the 24hr rule)

ahh well, you'd never

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Hey what were the other 3 long answer questions for the exam? I remember one being on translation but can't really peg the rest. I think i did the first one but really messed up on it... Can you guys help me out? 

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Hey guys, do you mind telling me what came up in paper 2?

Also, do you remember anything from paper 1?

Thank you so much :)

 

Paper 2 had this question about the effectiveness of some drug, and then it developed into a question about comparing the effectiveness of sodium and potassium in lowering blood pressure (I think)

 

then I remember stuff about greenhouse gases and their effects. 

 

Section B had questions about placenta (as usual), transcription and translations, IVF (the ethics of it)

 

and that's as much as I can remeber

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