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Topic: Module assessments tomorrow

17th March 2017 at 8:54am

Chris Barlow
Leeds

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Good luck to any one doing module assessments tomorrow
17th March 2017 at 8:47pm

Gerry Collins
Doncaster

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I would also like to wish everyone taking the modules tomorrow the best of luck. Also please don't waffle as someone (it could be me) has to wade their way through your script to mark it. Keep section B concise using note form or bullet points and remember that section C can make or break you as it is worth 30% of the marks so leave yourself enough time to answer it fully (actually best not to leave it to last).

Last edited at 8:47pm on the 17th March by Gerry Collins

18th March 2017 at 7:04am

beeladyinthefens
south lincolnshire

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Gerry Collins wrote:
I would also like to wish everyone taking the modules tomorrow the best of luck. Also please don't waffle as someone (it could be me) has to wade their way through your script to mark it. Keep section B concise using note form or bullet points and remember that section C can make or break you as it is worth 30% of the marks so leave yourself enough time to answer it fully (actually best not to leave it to last).
 

I hope we get more marks for not waffling then! Many thanks for that Gerry, well worth knowing. I will keep that in mind today.
18th March 2017 at 1:06pm

Chris Barlow
Leeds

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Module one done and dusted this morning. Must admit I think I waffled a little but I answered all required questions in the alotted time.
18th March 2017 at 4:55pm

Nigel Pringle
North Yorkshire

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I don't think those taking module 8 were too enamoured with their lack of choice on the last essay type question. Apparently it was either write about frame development before bee space or how bee space affected frames and beekeeping.
One way or another they had to write an essay about frames. A new first for the BBKA, essentially no choice on a vital part of the exam paper. In every previous exam to date there has always been a choice of answering one question out of the 2 topics offered for those vital 30 mark; allowing the candidate to "show off" on what he/she regarded as their stongest subject. I wonder which wag came up with that dumb idea. Our lot were not impressed.

Last edited at 4:58pm on the 18th March by Nigel Pringle

18th March 2017 at 5:55pm

Diane Drinkwater

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Module 6 had swarming and dances for the essay questions. Went with the swarming question.

 

When are the results out?
18th March 2017 at 6:15pm

Chris Barlow
Leeds

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results out in July.

 

The module one for me was a sympathetic one.  The section one questions were straight forward, a couple of questions I can remember was "what would you use wire free foundation for?" and “name two hives that take national frames?”

The section questions were 1/stuff to consider when setting up an out apiary 2/about drone laying queen and laying workers 3/merging two colonies and 2 x 3 frame nucs 4/ if you get second hand kit, how do you clean it 5/sting reactions, recognition and what to do.

The last section was taking bees to the heather and write down how to deal with a colony that has open swarm cells in it.
18th March 2017 at 6:16pm

Chris Barlow
Leeds

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and welcome to the board Diane
18th March 2017 at 6:17pm

Chris Barlow
Leeds

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Nigel Pringle wrote:
One way or another they had to write an essay about frames.
 

I can see how that could cause frustration
18th March 2017 at 7:08pm

Fred - Dublin

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<span><One way or another they had to write an essay about frames.></span>

 

<span>As useful as learning how to darn socks.</span>
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