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GCSEBIOLOGY8461/2HPaper 2Higher TierMark schemeJune 2020Version: 1.0 Final Mark Scheme*jun208461/2H/MS*
MARK SCHEME – GCSE BIOLOGY – 8461/2H – JUNE 20202Mark schemes are prepared by the Lead Assessment Writer and considered, together with the relevantquestions, by a panel of subject teachers.This mark scheme includes any amendments made at thestandardisation events which all associates participate in and is the scheme which was used by them inthis examination.The standardisation process ensures that the mark scheme covers the students’responses to questions and that every associate understands and applies it in the same correct way.As preparation for standardisation each associate analyses a number of students’ scripts.Alternativeanswers not already covered by the mark scheme are discussed and legislated for.If, after thestandardisation process, associates encounter unusual answers which have not been raised they arerequired to refer these to the Lead Examiner.It must be stressed that a mark scheme is a working document, in many cases further developed andexpanded on the basis of students’ reactions to a particular paper.Assumptions about future markschemes on the basis of one year’s document should be avoided; whilst the guiding principles ofassessment remain constant, details will change, depending on the content of a particular examinationpaper.Further copies of this mark scheme are available from aqa.org.ukCopyright informationAQA retains the copyright on all its publications. However, registered schools/colleges for AQA are permitted to copy material from this booklet for their owninternal use, with the following important exception: AQA cannot give permission to schools/colleges to photocopy any material that is acknowledged to a thirdparty even for internal use within the centre.Copyright © 2020 AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved.
MARK SCHEME – GCSE BIOLOGY – 8461/2H – JUNE 20203Level of response marking instructionsLevel of response mark schemes are broken down into levels, each of which has a descriptor.Thedescriptor for the level shows the average performance for the level.There are marks in each level.Before you apply the mark scheme to a student’s answer read through the answer and annotate it (asinstructed) to show the qualities that are being looked for.You can then apply the mark scheme.Step 1 Determine a levelStart at the lowest level of the mark scheme and use it as a ladder to see whether the answer meets thedescriptor for that level.The descriptor for the level indicates the different qualities that might be seen inthe student’s answer for that level.If it meets the lowest level then go to the next one and decide if itmeets this level, and so on, until you have a match between the level descriptor and the answer.Withpractice and familiarity you will find that for better answers you will be able to quickly skip through thelower levels of the mark scheme.

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