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Green Yoda

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It was pree good.

I put Aa for the crossing over thing and apprantely you had to put all 3 which is Aa, Bb, Cc
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Does anyone know if its true that for each question if you want extra writing space you get an entire new 3 page writing booklet. I had like 3 minutes left to do a question because I had to fix up my answer and I just put it in one of the extra booklets I already had (the only extra booklet I had for the core) but for a different question and made a note. Is that a legit rule? Seems weird taking 3 page booklet to write a couple of lines.
Am I gonna get screwed :( ?
Should be fine since they don't specifically tell us before the exams to do that
 

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What do you guys think will be the band 5 cutoff?
Probably 83-85 in my opinion since the general consensus was this year was easier. Plus in general the band 6 cut off has been getting higher each year.
 

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Omg I got so scared for a second, I am aiming for a band 5 and I think my raw mark will be low 70's so fingers crossed
 

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Omg I got so scared for a second, I am aiming for a band 5 and I think my raw mark will be low 70's so fingers crossed
Sorry for scaring you. Looking at the raw marks from previous years, it's kinda hard to tell what the band 5 cut off will be. But low 70's should be enough for a band 5.
 

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How many pages did you guys write for the beadle and tatum question, i was going ask the Pikachu moderator who predicted it before the test, but I forgot. Unfortunately
 

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How many pages did you guys write for the beadle and tatum question, i was going ask the Pikachu moderator who predicted it before the test, but I forgot. Unfortunately
Around 3 pages was average for our grade
 

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How many pages did you guys write for the beadle and tatum question, i was going ask the Pikachu moderator who predicted it before the test, but I forgot. Unfortunately
Around 3 pages was average for our grade
Yeah our grade wrote 3 pages because that question was in our trial so we got lucky

What did people draw for transverse xylem and phloem?
 

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Also guys, for the drinkable water question, I put boiling in addition to chlorinisation as a method, was that correct aswell or did have to be like only fluoride or coagulation/filtration? Was boiling correct too?
 

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Not sure, its probably right, you'll atleast get a minimum of one mark for it. I did coagulants (including floculation) and i did filtration as well
 

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Well its a way of treating drinking water, so i dont really see how they can deduct marks. I wrote this aswell.
 

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Also guys, for the drinkable water question, I put boiling in addition to chlorinisation as a method, was that correct aswell or did have to be like only fluoride or coagulation/filtration? Was boiling correct too?
I did boiling and chlorination as well. It should be fine, since boiling would kill a lot of the pathogens and such. Honestly, I only used boiling since a) first one I thought of and b) I went to some bio lecture thing and the lecturer, who's a senior marker, used boiling as an example.
 

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pikachu975 what school do you go to, just want to know since you had the beadle and tatum question
 

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