With the aid of a diagram explain the formation of ……. (4 marks)

BBC volcano

This style of question WILL turn up in the physical paper. So you must must must know how to answer it.

Firstly it is 4 marks. This means it is not point marked (so you don’t get 4 marks for saying 4 true and good things). Instead it is level marked.

LEVEL 1 means 1-2 marks and LEVEL 2 means 3-4 marks. You all are able to get 3-4 marks every time.

Level 1 Basic (1-2 marks)

Simple points, may be list like.

Generalised, applicable to anywhere where cliff collapse is an issue.

May refer only to people’s lives or the environment.

Statements may be in a random order. Ideas are separate.


Level 2 Clear (3-4 marks)

Points are developed and linked.

Geographical terminology used.

Complete sequence and reference to process as explanation is to the fore.

What this means to you is to get full marks you need to

1/ Write and draw the whole sequence of how the landform was made

2/ Use key geography words and

3/ Explain how it was made




Filed under AQA A GCSE, coastal Landforms, Coastal Process, Coastal Zone, Fold Mountains, Plate Tectonics, Restless Earth, river landforms, Volcanoes, Water on the Land

2 responses to “With the aid of a diagram explain the formation of ……. (4 marks)

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