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Investg effects Spirometer


Qu. Effect of Effect of of storage Investn
Antibiotics Investg effects
tempe on e
temp on seed tempe on vit C breathing
1 Investn of weedkillers
brine shrimp respiration content in (lying down
fruit. vs sitting)
Describe the Describe the
experiment experiment Describe the Describe the Describe the Describe how
1a
(DV + how (include DV) experiment [5] experiment [6] experiment [5] to use data
measured) [6] [5]
Suggest 2
State two CV & State two CV & abiotic factors State two CV & State two CV &
State two CV & how one can how one can (CV) & how how one can how one can
1b how one can be controlled / be controlled / one can be be controlled / be controlled /
be controlled effect on effect on controlled / effect on effect on
results. results. effect on results. results.
results.
Suggest how Suggest how
Explain why
Suggest how weedkillers Suggest why breathing is
increase in
Risk no O2 would (containing storing fruit at controlled by
1c tempe causes
Assessment have affected IAA) may kill low tempe NS when
crop yield to
the results broad-leaved slows decay change from
drop[4]
weeds. sitting to lying.
Prescribing
1d - - - - -
antibiotics

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Investg the
Investg effect
Qu. Investg Investg music effect of
Enzyme of eating Snail
caffeine concn on short-term ploughing on
2 Investn breakfast on Habituation
on daphnia memory. the presence
BMI
of worms
CV - Why use Write a Null Write a Null
Write a Null Write a Null Write a Null
2a
a water bath Hypothesis Hypothesis
Hypothesis Hypothesis Hypothesis[2]
Calculate Prepare a
Calculate Produce a Prepare a
State & explain means & suitable results
2b mean, produce suitable results suitable results
1 ethical issues prepare results table. ID
results table [5] table [4] table. [4]
table. [4] median [4]
Draw a graph Draw a graph
Draw a graph Calculate the
Draw a graph Draw a graph and show and show
2c mean heart
[3] [3] [3] mean mean
rates
variability [3] variability [3]
State an Stats Test: t- Stats Test:
Stats Test: t- Produce a
anomalous test / degrees Mann-Whitney;
2d ID anomalies test / degrees suitable table
result and of freedom, + draw
of freedom. [3] explain. conclusion [5] conclusions [4]
Stats Test: Why not able Why not able Why not able
Draw a graph Stats Test &
2e Spearman’s to draw a firm to draw a firm to draw a firm
[3] conclusion [5]
rank corraln. conclusion. conclusion. conclusion. [3]
Explain relatp b/n
2f rennin concn / - Stats Test - - -
rate milk clotting

SAIntS (Malawi) Biology Department – April 2014 EDEXCEL A Level Biology Past Paper Analysis – Paper 6B
Investg affect Investg
of changing Investg min optimum Investg
Qu. Investg pH of plant growth concn ethanol amount optimum
Ecological
drinks & tooth regulator needed to enzyme to concc of Mg2+
3 Sampling
decay concentration stop bacterial use in ions
on rate of plant growth. washing (Hydroponics)
tissue growth. liquid.
Outline
suitable
Consider Consider Consider Consider
sampling Consider safety
3a safety & ethical safety issues safety & ethical safety & ethical
technique + issues [2]
issues [3] [3] issues [2] issues [2]
safety & ethical
issues [3]
Prelim Work Prelim Work Prelim Work Prelim Work Prelim Work Prelim Work
3b
[3] [3] [3] [3] [3] [3]
Detailed Detailed Detailed Method Detailed Detailed Detailed
3c
Method [10] Method [10] [10] Method [10] Method [10] Method [10]
How data is How data is How data is How data is How data is How data is
3d
recorded [4] recorded [4] recorded [4] recorded [4] recorded [4] recorded [4]
3e Limitations [3] Limitations [3] Limitations [3] Limitations [3] Limitations [3] Limitations [3]

SAIntS (Malawi) Biology Department – April 2014 EDEXCEL A Level Biology Past Paper Analysis – Paper 6B
Paper Qu. 1 Practical Qu. 2 Practical Qu. 3 Practical
Jan 2011 Antibiotics Investn Enzyme Investn Ecological Sampling
May 2011 Effect of tempe on brine shrimp Effect of eating breakfast on BMI pH of drinks & tooth decay
Effect of changing plant growth
Effect of tempe on seed
Jan 2012 Caffeine concn on daphnia regulator concentration on rate
respiration
of plant tissue growth.
Minimum concn of ethanol
May 2012 Effects of weed killers Snail Habituation
needed to stop bacterial growth.
Effects of storage tempe on Investg music on short-term Optimum amount enzyme to use
Jan 2013 vitamin C content in fruit. memory. in washing liquid.
Spirometer - Investg breathing The effect of ploughing on the Optimum concc of Mg2+ ions
May 2013 (lying down vs sitting) presence of worms (Hydroponics)
Effect of caffeine concentration Antibiotic effects of frog skin
Jan 2014 PCR
on reaction times secretions

SAIntS (Malawi) Biology Department – April 2014 EDEXCEL A Level Biology Past Paper Analysis – Paper 6B
AS Core Practicals When? A2 Core Practicals When?
The effect of caffeine on heart rate. Jan 2012 Observing patterns - Ecological sampling Jan 2011
May 2011
The vitamin C content of fruit juice. Jan 2013 Effect of tempe on brine shrimps / seeds
Jan 2012
The effect of temperature on membranes. DNA gel electrophoresis
Jan 2011
Enzyme concentration and rate of reaction. DNA amplification using PCR. Jan 2014
Jan 2013
Jan 2011
Observing mitosis. Which antibiotic is most effective? May 2012
Jan 2014
Totipotency and plant tissue culture. Measuring the rate of oxygen uptake Jan 2012
The strength of plant fibres. Investigating Breathing (Spirometer) May 2013
Investigating plant mineral deficiencies. May 2013 Can snails become habituated to stimuli? May 2012
The antimicrobial properties of plants.

SAIntS (Malawi) Biology Department – April 2014 EDEXCEL A Level Biology Past Paper Analysis – Paper 6B