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HL Biology, possibly even worse than lasts years papers??
by OrlaOM Leaving Cert Biology — 15/06/16 31

What did everyone make of it? Thought short qs and parts of long qs were very difficult


31 Comments
Emz123 — 14/06/16
Agreed
Jack h — 14/06/16
agree, very disapointed.
Rachel_8010 — 14/06/16
Short questions and even some parts of the experiments I thought were crazy
OrlaOM — 14/06/16
the second last part of the first experiment q about the ph or something literally meant no sense?? and food q was by far the worst ever
Rachel_8010 — 14/06/16
I agree. Like what other element is there meant to be besides nitrogen in proteins that aren't in anything else.
Chris241197 — 14/06/16
sulfur
treasa98 — 14/06/16
the question on interphase was really weird? did anyone understand it?
ddp.cronin — 14/06/16
or phosphorus
bio1 — 14/06/16
Saqs were mean experiments tricky but easily doable. The ph was just to ensure a fair test! Long qs the 'easiest' section
Julija_7673 — 14/06/16
It was such shite paper
darkclouds_007 — 14/06/16
agreed!!
Courtney_6561 — 14/06/16
I was aiming for a B2 but I fucked that so badly
Rachel_8010 — 14/06/16
I said phosphate but it was still really awkward
Imelda Morrissey — 14/06/16
Needed a high B 😐 Let's see if I pass now
curvy_deska211 — 14/06/16
Ahhhh ladssss.. don't drill on it. It was an awful paper, I agree. Hoping for the pass as well, buuut let's just go forward, and don't look back. We're only making us feel bad.
michaels — 14/06/16
Last years paper was a lot harder
michaels — 14/06/16
There's one guy in my biology class that got 95 in the mocks and I'm pretty sure he's got 100 percent in his LC
Conor_Grealy — 14/06/16
Ah now it was grand like
louisoc — 14/06/16
Pretty beany
Hayes123 — 14/06/16
It wasn't bad. Maybe a few of the short questions but it was doable
Klaudia_6014 — 14/06/16
The mock paper was easier I thought.. Was aiming to get an A1 but i'd say a C will do at this stage.. fucked it all up
Haggybeapig — 14/06/16
paper was ridiculous! my biology teacher said afterwards that its the hardest paper she's ever seen so shes expecting a very lenient marking scheme which is good news for higher level!
Jamie004 — 14/06/16
The short qs were cancerous. And I didn't study Seed Germination because it came up last year. There are also a few qs not even on the course. Imagine if they put some random essay in history that had nothing to do with the course. People would go crazy.
123youandme13 — 14/06/16
got an A in the mock and every test I ever done in biology but it is safe to say i wont be getting an A in that! Felt the questions were extremely specific and some of the wording was quite bad in particular questions. Hopefully the marking scheme is very lenient!!!
Ivan_9884 — 14/06/16
What were those question all about ? Like "Explain how blood goes through the veins" OMg , why couldn't just ask a whole question about heart? to give some more ways to answere the blood question
bio1 — 15/06/16
Ya what were thr vein answers one was renal,pulmonary,venule...other two? Capillary?
ryanobeast — 15/06/16
Got a C in my mock and was looking for a high C. Theres a 90% chance I failed meaning I won't get my college place now..
Cian_2926 — 15/06/16
sure it was piss easy lads
ciara252 — 15/06/16
if lots of people found it hard, it will be marked easier than other years to make sure the results go with the bell curve of the national average
Hayes123 — 15/06/16
If yuz hadda studied you'd have been alright. That paper favoured the common sense kinda student lololol
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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