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Mark Scheme (Results)Summer 2012
GCE Biology (6BI01) Paper 01Lifestyle, Transport, Genes and Health
 
Edexcel and BTEC Qualifications
Edexcel and BTEC qualifications come from Pearson, the world’s leading learningcompany. We provide a wide range of qualifications including academic, vocational,occupational and specific programmes for employers. For further information,please visit our website at
www.edexcel.com
.Our website subject pages hold useful resources, support material and live feedsfrom our subject advisors giving you access to a portal of information. If you haveany subject specific questions about this specification that require the help of asubject specialist, you may find our Ask The Expert email service helpful.
www.edexcel.com/contactus
 
Pearson: helping people progress, everywhere
Our aim is to help everyone progress in their lives through education. We believe inevery kind of learning, for all kinds of people, wherever they are in the world.We’ve been involved in education for over 150 years, and by working across 70countries, in 100 languages, we have built an international reputation for ourcommitment to high standards and raising achievement through innovation ineducation. Find out more about how we can help you and your students at:www.pearson.com/uk Summer 2012Publications Code US031772All the material in this publication is copyright© Pearson Education Ltd 2012
 
 General Marking Guidance
 
All candidates must receive the same treatment. Examiners mustmark the first candidate in exactly the same way as they markthe last.
 
Mark schemes should be applied positively. Candidates must berewarded for what they have shown they can do rather thanpenalised for omissions.
 
Examiners should mark according to the mark scheme notaccording to their perception of where the grade boundaries maylie.
 
There is no ceiling on achievement. All marks on the markscheme should be used appropriately.
 
All the marks on the mark scheme are designed to be awarded.Examiners should always award full marks if deserved, i.e. if theanswer matches the mark scheme. Examiners should also beprepared to award zero marks if the candidate’s response is notworthy of credit according to the mark scheme.
 
Where some judgement is required, mark schemes will providethe principles by which marks will be awarded and exemplificationmay be limited.
 
When examiners are in doubt regarding the application of themark scheme to a candidate’s response, the team leader must beconsulted.
 
Crossed out work should be marked UNLESS the candidate hasreplaced it with an alternative response.
Quality of Written Communication
Questions which involve the writing of continuous prose will expectcandidates to:
Write legibly, with accurate use of spelling, grammar and punctuation inorder to make the meaning clear
Select and use a form and style of writing appropriate to purpose and tocomplex subject matter
Organise information clearly and coherently, using specialist vocabularywhen appropriate.Full marks will be awarded if the candidate has demonstrated the aboveabilities.Questions where QWC is likely to be particularly important are indicated(QWC) in the mark scheme, but this does not preclude others
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