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.
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
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
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.
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!!!!!!!!
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..
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!!
This small write-up in today's Irish Independent says it all...
(Scroll down to about halfway to see Biology Paper)