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Saqs deisnged to trick us. Experiments fair. Laqs grand
by bio1 Leaving Cert Biology — 15/06/16 33

Thoughts on the paper. Anyone still thinking they got an a1 regardless of awkward saqs?


33 Comments
HelenaMcAlinden — 14/06/16
it was such a hard paper
michaels — 14/06/16
I think I got a B2/B3. Got all the long questions except what NAD stands for missed out on one experiment. It was a fair exam overall
Julija_7673 — 14/06/16
Am i the only one who thought it was an awful paper?😥😥
jamesooo — 14/06/16
I answered everything but not confident on a high grade now. Very disappointed, I can't believe they put a full genetic/crosses question on the short questions, thats the main reason i didnt study genetics because of them questions and that interphase cell division short question made very little sense to me either.... put a lot of work in over the past year only to get that fucking joke of a paper, very very disappointed.
darkclouds_007 — 14/06/16
deffo no A1 (sad face)
HannahWebb1 — 14/06/16
Very hard/disappointing paper
michaels — 14/06/16
The genetics "haemophilia question" wasn't bad. Roan was Rw White was ww You use a plummet square and cross them. The other question was simple too. XX^n x XY^n then cross them then you'll see that males are more likely to get the disease. This wasn't the easiest exam but it wasn't impossible either and I'm only a B student in biology
jamesooo — 14/06/16
I was never good at doing the crosses so i left out genetics all together, a question like that never showed up in short questions before
michaels — 14/06/16
I didn't get one of the experiments so I immediately lost 30 marks. I didn't know what NAD stood for and I confused ectotherm with endotherm so I'll lose marks there too. Any chance the examiner will mark easy? Otherwise I'll probably end up with a B3
jen1293 — 14/06/16
What was the name of the organism that can control its metabolic temperature or something
ddp.cronin — 14/06/16
endotherm
michaels — 14/06/16
It's endotherm but I said ectotherm and it's not like maths where they give attempt marks :(
ddp.cronin — 14/06/16
what did you say for an ectotherms response to cold temperatures
Lony — 14/06/16
I found the paper really hard. I am really disappointed. Mainly I couldn't understand what they are asking for. Very disappointing test. I was aiming for an A but if I get a C I would be happy enough. Over all disappointing paper.
Joecronin97 — 14/06/16
It was really easy to be honest. I definitely got an A1 anyway
Noel_5165 — 14/06/16
i be lucky to pass. Awful paper
Lola_5289 — 14/06/16
Lony you and I are in the exact same boat, i felt sick after that exam. Especially after the HL Irish paper 2 which was a joke.
anonymous1234 — 14/06/16
Very very disappointed and annoyed!!!!!!! Nothing like the exams over the past 12 years. What a joke!!! I really wanted a good grade but that option has just gone out the window. They say the pres are always harder but this time definitely not. I got a B3 in the pre and have definitely not got that again, I can guarantee myself that!!!!!!!!
bio1 — 14/06/16
It is ectotherm,they chamge depending on environment. Yeah everyone seems to be annoyed!
alexob97 — 14/06/16
EASY youre all a bunch of saps
jen1293 — 14/06/16
It's endotherm :)
leahbyrne68 — 14/06/16
Worked so hard all year wanted an A1, wasn't very confident going in because I felt like I could have crammed some more and polished up a bit better but I still worked so hard all year achieving mostly A's and B's but after that I'm so annoyed, I thought it was unfair the questions were harder than previous years in my opinion..
leahbyrne68 — 14/06/16
Got a B2 in the mocks and wanted to make it my goal to get an A1, but I can say no way did it happen!! Very disappointed with the paper
Jamie004 — 14/06/16
Annoyed because the mock was so much easier. It's like they were luring people into the higher level paper just to trick. The fact Irish paper 2 was terrible didn't help either.
Oljen — 14/06/16
So annoyed I got the endotherm Q wrong ( that wasn't the only thing don't worry!)
eclairem — 14/06/16
I got an A2 for mocks and I feel like a pure shithead after that exam. It was ridiculously 'extra' and very disheartening! I'd say the most I got was B2.. and same as everyone else here I was aiming for an A1!!
ddp.cronin — 14/06/16
What was the answer for the part labelled f in the plant saq, and what did it form ?.
Arnas1 — 14/06/16
Pretty confident I got an A1 because the only answers I didn't know was the NAD and the protein question in SAQs.
Sarah654 — 14/06/16
Said that f was ovary as they seemed to be pointing at female gamete for c
ddp.cronin — 14/06/16
I wasn't sure between ovary and ovule so I said ovule and that it formed a seed 😬
Salbert123 — 15/06/16
What's was % for crosses in short q
Sarah654 — 15/06/16
0 25 50
Laura_6299 — 15/06/16
This small write-up in today's Irish Independent says it all... (Scroll down to about halfway to see Biology Paper) http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/education/exam-brief/students-have-a-difficult-time-dissecting-wordy-biology-exam-34802572.html
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