9700_s03_er - 9700 Biology June 2003 1 FOREWORD 1 BIOLOGY 2 GCE Advanced Level and GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level 2 Paper 9700/01 Multiple Choice 2

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Unformatted text preview: 9700 Biology June 2003 1 FOREWORD ....................................................................................................................... 1 BIOLOGY............................................................................................................................ 2 GCE Advanced Level and GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level...................................................................... 2 Paper 9700/01 Multiple Choice ..................................................................................................................... 2 Paper 9700/02 Paper 2 ................................................................................................................................. 3 Paper 9700/03 Practical ................................................................................................................................ 7 Paper 9700/04 Paper 4 ................................................................................................................................. 8 Paper 9700/05 Practical 2 ........................................................................................................................... 10 Paper 9700/06 Options ............................................................................................................................... 11 This booklet contains reports written by Examiners on the work of candidates in certain papers. Its contents are primarily for the information of the subject teachers concerned . 9700 Biology June 2003 2 GCE Advanced Level and GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level Paper 9700/01 Multiple Choice Question Number Key Question Number Key 1 D 21 D 2 A 22 B 3 C 23 B 4 C 24 A 5 A 25 C 6 C 26 C 7 D 27 B 8 A 28 B 9 B 29 C 10 A 30 D 11 B 31 A 12 C 32 C 13 B 33 C 14 C 34 D 15 D 35 B 16 A 36 B 17 D 37 D 18 A 38 B 19 C 39 B 20 C 40 C General comments The mean score for this Paper was 27.3 (68.3%) and there was a very good spread of scores, the standard deviation being 5.8. Eleven items were answered correctly by 80% or more of candidates, Questions 2 , 5 , 8 , 12 , 17 , 24 , 26 , 27 , 31 , 35 and 37 . Four questions were difficult; fewer than 40% of candidates answered Questions 6 , 22 , 30 and 36 correctly. Comments on specific questions Question 6 Both the better candidates and the less able seemed to be baffled by this question. It requires application of the knowledge of how plant cells behave when immersed in a solution with a water potential near to zero (syllabus section A(k)). Question 8 Candidates had no difficulty recognising a glycosidic bond and its formation by condensation. 9700 Biology June 2003 3 Question 14 A majority understood that there would be no reaction above 50°C but weaker candidates, in particular, did not pay sufficient attention to the label on the y axis....
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9700_s03_er - 9700 Biology June 2003 1 FOREWORD 1 BIOLOGY 2 GCE Advanced Level and GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level 2 Paper 9700/01 Multiple Choice 2

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