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Re: VCE Biology Question Thread
« Reply #12270 on: October 31, 2019, 10:00:09 pm »
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Last question before exam time lmao:
next minute...
Heading off to sleep, the last question:
Would it be right to say, RNA polymerase reads the DNA template strand from 3'-5' and synthesises the mRNA in a 5' - 3' direction.
Yep. Just be careful you're clear if you're going to say that in the exam.
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Re: VCE Biology Question Thread
« Reply #12271 on: November 26, 2019, 09:42:17 pm »
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Hi! I was wondering where to find a document of the Unit 3/4 Biology study design dot points... I had a quick look on the VCAA website but didn't find much :)

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Re: VCE Biology Question Thread
« Reply #12272 on: November 26, 2019, 09:53:02 pm »
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Hi! I was wondering where to find a document of the Unit 3/4 Biology study design dot points... I had a quick look on the VCAA website but didn't find much :)
Hey!
The study design is here (that link will download the pdf). You'll have to scroll down a bit to find the dot points.

There's also some notes I wrote up here that explains what's meant by each dot point without you having to understand the jargon.
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Re: VCE Biology Question Thread
« Reply #12273 on: November 26, 2019, 09:56:53 pm »
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Hey!
The study design is here (that link will download the pdf). You'll have to scroll down a bit to find the dot points.

There's also some notes I wrote up here that explains what's meant by each dot point without you having to understand the jargon.

Thanks, much appreciated  :D

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Re: VCE Biology Question Thread
« Reply #12274 on: December 05, 2019, 10:41:18 am »
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Hi everyone,

With study scores and ATAR being released next week, I have been overthinking my biology study score.
I received As on all unit 3 SACs and received all As and one A+ on unit 4 SACs. I believe that I got 37/40 for multiple choice on the exam, and felt relatively confident about the short answer section. I really want to get 40 or above. I know people can't predict what VCAA will do, but can anyone with similar marks to me provide some insight?

Thanks  :) :)

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With this information I can't tell you whether you'll get 40 or above. Generally to get a 40 you need to average an A+ across all three GAs. It's possible that your sac scores will be moderated up to make them an A+, however they could also be moderated down. An A+ for the exam will probably be around 80% but if you don't have an idea of what mark you got on the short answer, that isn't really useful information for working out your score. It is possible for you to get a 40 with those marks, but it would depend on how your sacs get moderated and how you went on the exam.
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Re: VCE Biology Question Thread
« Reply #12275 on: December 12, 2019, 06:21:01 pm »
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Hi guys, I got a 49 raw in bio this year, what would roughly the scaled score be? Thanks!
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Re: VCE Biology Question Thread
« Reply #12276 on: December 12, 2019, 06:23:55 pm »
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Hi guys, I got a 49 raw in bio this year, what would roughly the scaled score be? Thanks!
Probably just a touch higher. Bio doesnt tend to scale that much.

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« Reply #12277 on: December 12, 2019, 06:27:28 pm »
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Probably just a touch higher. Bio doesnt tend to scale that much.
Thank you!
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Re: VCE Biology Question Thread
« Reply #12278 on: December 14, 2019, 06:48:21 pm »
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Hi how do you get a premier award in biology, do you like apply it or does VCAA award to you?
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« Reply #12279 on: December 14, 2019, 06:52:55 pm »
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Hi how do you get a premier award in biology, do you like apply it or does VCAA award to you?

Everyone gets ranked i.e. exam scores and SAC scores and then around the top 7 get awarded the premiers award.
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Re: VCE Biology Question Thread
« Reply #12280 on: December 14, 2019, 07:00:08 pm »
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Everyone gets ranked i.e. exam scores and SAC scores and then around the top 7 get awarded the premiers award.

Thanks Darkz, just another question how many people get a 50 in Bio
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Re: VCE Biology Question Thread
« Reply #12281 on: December 14, 2019, 07:03:15 pm »
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Thanks Darkz, just another question how many people get a 50 in Bio

Around 30 or so
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Re: VCE Biology Question Thread
« Reply #12282 on: December 15, 2019, 01:16:19 pm »
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Is the Campbell Biology text worth the read for 3/4 and what would the benefits of doing so be? Like does this help with furthering my understanding?

Does the channel and carrier proteins in facilitated diffusion count as pumps or is that only used to describe active transport proteins?

Thanks :)

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Re: VCE Biology Question Thread
« Reply #12283 on: December 15, 2019, 01:24:06 pm »
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Does the channel and carrier proteins in facilitated diffusion count as pumps or is that only used to describe active transport proteins?

Thanks :)

From my knowledge pumps are only for ions (e.g Na+), and are just carrier proteins specifically for ions.
A pump can be used in either facilitated diffusion and active transport. It's just the same term, so it can be used to describe both types of transport.
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Re: VCE Biology Question Thread
« Reply #12284 on: December 15, 2019, 01:27:09 pm »
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Is the Campbell Biology text worth the read for 3/4 and what would the benefits of doing so be? Like does this help with furthering my understanding?

If you have nothing to do, then give Campbell's a read - otherwise, there isn't really a need to do so. The Nature of Biology textbook pretty much has everything you need and more.
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