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6BI07 MS 2011

6BI07 MS 2011

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Mark Scheme (Results)June 2011
GCE Biology (6BI07) Paper 01Practical Biology and Research (WA)
Edexcel is one of the leading examining and awarding bodies in the UK andthroughout the world. We provide a wide range of qualifications includingacademic, vocational, occupational and specific programmes for employers.Through a network of UK and overseas offices, Edexcel’s centres receive thesupport they need to help them deliver their education and trainingprogrammes to learners.For further information, please call our GCE line on 0844 576 0025, ourGCSE team on 0844 576 0027, or visit our website atwww.edexcel.com.If you have any subject specific questions about the content of this MarkScheme that require the help of a subject specialist, you may find our
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 .You can also telephone 0844 576 0037 to speak to a member of our subjectadvisor team.(If you are calling from outside the UK please dial + 44 1204 770 696 andstate that you would like to speak to the Science subject specialist).June 2011Publications Code US027486All the material in this publication is copyright© Edexcel Ltd 2011
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Symbol Meaning of symbol; semi colon Indicates the end of a marking pointEqIndicates that credit should be given for other correctalternatives to a word or statement, as discussed inthe Standardisation meeting/ obliqueWords or phrases separated by an oblique arealternatives to each other{} curly bracketsIndicate the beginning and end of a list of alternatives(separated by obliques) where necessary to avoidconfusion() round bracketsWords inside round brackets are to aid understandingof the marking point but are not required to award thepoint[] square bracketsWords inside square brackets are instructions orguidance for examiners[CE] or [TE] Consecutive error / transferred error
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Spelling and clarity
In general, an error made in an early part of a question is penalised when it occurs but notsubsequently. The candidate is penalised once only and can gain credit in later parts of thequestion by correct reasoning from the earlier incorrect answer.No marks are awarded specifically for quality of language in the written papers, except forthe essays in the synoptic paper. Use of English is however taken into account as follows:
the spelling of technical terms must be sufficiently correct for the answer to beunambiguouse.g. for amylase, ‘ammalase’ is acceptable whereas ‘amylose’ is note.g. for glycogen, ‘glicojen’ is acceptable whereas ‘glucagen’ is note.g. for ileum, ‘illeum’ is acceptable whereas ‘ilium’ is note.g. for mitosis, ‘mytosis’ is acceptable whereas ‘meitosis’ is notcandidates must make their meaning clear to the examiner to gain the mark.a correct statement that is contradicted by an incorrect statement in the same part of ananswer gains no mark – irrelevant material should be ignored

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