Specimen Paper GCSE Science A Biology Unit 1 Specimen Paper Higher Tier V1.1Centre Number Candidate Number Surname Other Names Candidate Signature General Certificate of Secondary Education Higher Tier Science A Biology 1H Unit Biology B1 Biology Unit Biology B1 For this paper you must have: a ruler. You may use a calculator. Time allowed 60 minutes Instructions Use black ink or black ball-point pen. Fill in the boxes at the top of this page. Answer allquestions. You must answer the questions in the space provided. Do not write outside the box around each page or on blank pages. Do all rough work in this book. Cross through any work you do not want to be marked. Information The marks for questions are shown in brackets. The maximum mark for this paper is 60. You are expected to use a calculator where appropriate. You are reminded of the need for good English and clear presentation in your answers. Question 5 should be answered in continuous prose. In this question you will be marked on your ability to: – use good English – organise information clearly – use specialist vocabulary where appropriate. Advice In all calculations, show clearly how you work out your answer. For Examiner’s Use Examiner’s Initials Question Mark 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 TOTAL H
2 GCSE Science A Biology Unit 1 Specimen Paper Higher Tier V1.1 Do not write outside the box Answerallquestions in the spaces provided. 1Hormones regulate the functions of many organs. Complete the following sentences. 1 (a)Hormones control the monthly release of an egg from the woman’s ............................... (1 mark) 1 (b)Hormones also control the thickness of the lining of her ................................... (1 mark) 1 (c)Hormones given to women to stimulate the release of eggs are called .................................drugs. (1 mark) 3
3 GCSE Science A Biology Unit 1 Specimen Paper Higher Tier V1.1 Turn overDo not write outside the box 2A student grew a plant in an upright pot. She then put the pot in a horizontal position and left the plant in the dark for two days. Diagram 3shows the potted plant after two days in the dark. Explain fully why the plant responded in this way.