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Mark Scheme Summer 2009

GCE

GCE08 Biology (8BI01)

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Contents

General Introduction

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Unit Codes and Unit Titles

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General Information

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Mark Schemes
Unit

Name

page

6BI01

Lifestyle, Transport, Genes & Health

6BI02

Development, Plants & the Environment

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GENERAL INTRODUCTION
Mark schemes are prepared by the Principal Examiners and revised, together with the relevant questions, by a panel of senior examiners and subject teachers. The schemes are further amended at the Standardisation meetings attended by all examiners. The
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It is emphasised that these mark schemes are working documents that apply to these papers in this examination. Every effort is made to ensure a consistent approach to marking from one examination to another but each marking point has to be judged in the context of the candidates' responses and in relation to the other questions in the paper. It should not be assumed that future mark schemes will adopt exactly the same marking points as this one.
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Unit Codes and Unit Titles
These Mark Schemes cover the units offered in this examination for Advanced
Subsidiary Biology (8BI01) and Advanced Biology (9BI01. The units available in this examination series for the complete qualifications are listed in the table below.

Level

Unit

AS

1

6BI01

Lifestyle, Transport, Genes and Health

2

6BI02

Development, Plants and the Environment

3

6BI03

Practical Biology and Research Skills

4

6BI04

The Natural Environment and Species Survival

5

6BI05

Energy, Exercise and Coordination

6

6BI06

Practical Biology and Investigative Skills

A2

Biology

Cashing in
The following tables show the units that must be taken in order to obtain an award for AS or Advanced GCE Biology, or for AS or Advanced GCE Biology (Human).
Advanced Subsidiary
Level

Unit

AS

1
2…