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by Pam Leach
Fri May 03, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Ascentis Biology and Human Phys
Topic: aspects of Human Physiology TAQ 3 part 2 B
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: aspects of Human Physiology TAQ 3 part 2 B

Hi, The key to this question is to understand the effect of the hormone ADH. What effect does it have on the kidney? How does this then affect the blood and urine? You can really go into some depth here and explore the effect at the cellular level. You should then be able to explain what happens whe...
by Pam Leach
Fri May 03, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Biology Chemistry and Physics
Topic: macromolecules
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: macromolecules

Hi TAQ 1 parts 2a and 2b. The way to do these questions is to set it out step by step. Start with the genotype of the parents. Underneath list the possible gamete genotypes they produce. Then construct the punnett diagram. There's quite a bit about this in the DLC materials. It is important then to ...
by Pam Leach
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Biology Chemistry and Physics
Topic: Struggling :( Intro to physics TAQ 4
Replies: 8
Views: 2924

Re: Struggling :( Intro to physics TAQ 4

In that case I recommend that you request a tutorial with your tutor to see what it is about circuits that you are having problems with.
Best wishes
by Pam Leach
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Biology Chemistry and Physics
Topic: Struggling :( Intro to physics TAQ 4
Replies: 8
Views: 2924

Re: Struggling :( Intro to physics TAQ 4

It depends which part of TAQ 4 you are struggling with.
It really helps to print out/draw the diagram of the circuit, and then write on it what you know from the question, as well any other voltages, current or resistance that you have worked out.
by Pam Leach
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Biology Chemistry and Physics
Topic: Macromolecules and key biological principles
Replies: 15
Views: 8002

Re: Macromolecules and key biological principles

Hi, You are on the right track about anaerobic respiration, although the equation is missing something. Are you talking about anaerobic respiration in plants or animals? It is good if you can mention both forms. Regarding TAQ1 part 2 a. You do need to understand what heterozygous and homozygous mean...
by Pam Leach
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Biology Chemistry and Physics
Topic: Aspects of Human Phys Alternative Assessment TAQ 2
Replies: 5
Views: 2176

Re: Aspects of Human Phys Alternative Assessment TAQ 2

After explaining the function of ADH which inevitably involves some explanation of kidney function (but not a whole detailed explanation), then the symptoms do need to be explained, i.e why does a lack of ADH lead to these symptoms?
by Pam Leach
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Biology Chemistry and Physics
Topic: Human physiology body temperature
Replies: 2
Views: 1027

Re: Human physiology body temperature

Hi,

Limitations can refer to when the attempt by the body to cool down causes other problems and may not effectively cool the body down. Or in trying to raise the body heat another problem is created.

Hope that helps.
by Pam Leach
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Biology Chemistry and Physics
Topic: identify and explain joint and muscle movement
Replies: 4
Views: 3970

Re: identify and explain joint and muscle movement

I think you have submitted the question to the wrong section. A buffer prevents the pH of a solution from changing too much.
by Pam Leach
Fri May 11, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Biology Chemistry and Physics
Topic: Aspects of Human Phys Alternative Assessment TAQ 2
Replies: 5
Views: 2176

Re: Aspects of Human Phys Alternative Assessment TAQ 2

For this question it is best to start off with a clear and detailed explanation of what ADH does.

Then look at the symptoms of a lack of ADH with an explanation of why they occur. It is best to aim for quality answers linking symptoms to physiological causes rather than quantity.
by Pam Leach
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Ascentis Biology and Human Phys
Topic: Homeostasis TAQ3 part 1
Replies: 1
Views: 1216

Re: Homeostasis TAQ3 part 1

I guess you are talking about the Aspects of Human Physiology assessment and not Homeostasis. The question asks for an example from the endocrine system. Carbon dioxide level regulation is not really the endocrine system as there is more nervous control here. A good example is that of blood glucose ...
by Pam Leach
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Biology Chemistry and Physics
Topic: identify and explain joint and muscle movement
Replies: 4
Views: 3970

Re: identify and explain joint and muscle movement

Hi, this is probably the most challenging TAQ in the assessment. It is best here to focus on the joints used, and how they relate to the action of swimming/cycling. Then include the key muscle that flexes/extends the joint. Although this sounds like a lot of information, it can be succinctly put int...
by Pam Leach
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Biology Chemistry and Physics
Topic: Human Reproductive Biology - TAQ 5 - HELP!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 4334

Re: Human Reproductive Biology - TAQ 5 - HELP!!!

Using NHS Choices you can find out more about the screening tests:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy ... -pregnant/
by Pam Leach
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Ascentis Biology and Human Phys
Topic: TAQ 2 Cardivascukar, Respiratory and Gastro intetinal system!!
Replies: 9
Views: 3768

Re: TAQ 2 Cardivascukar, Respiratory and Gastro intetinal system!!

Hi TAQ 2 has changed from previous versions of the assessment. So earlier answers are not quite as relevant. In TAQ 2 part 2 you are to describe how air gets to the alveoli, this should include a summary of breathing in, as well as details of the structures that air passes through to get to the alve...
by Pam Leach
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Biology Chemistry and Physics
Topic: Cardiovascular/respiratory/Gastrointestinal TAQ 4 HELP!!
Replies: 2
Views: 2503

Re: Cardiovascular/respiratory/Gastrointestinal TAQ 4 HELP!!

Hi With this one , think about all the things that the blood will take to a cell, not just the obvious ones, and also what needs to be taken away. Remember the cell cannot move from its position. There will be undoubtedly overlap between the cardio and the respiratory system answer. For the GI syste...
by Pam Leach
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Ascentis Physics
Topic: Radiology Texts
Replies: 2
Views: 1718

Re: Radiology Texts

The TAQs do contain a few useful links below. It is also worth looking at some of the NHS guidance, generally aimed at patients but some are quite detailed and suitable for this question on X rays, such as: http://www.dbh.nhs.uk/our_services/medical_imaging/x_ray_general_radiography.aspx For 3 D son...

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