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Quick information sheet on answer exam questions

This is a handy brief guide to the AQA A geography GCSE. It’s not everything you need to know but it’s more than a good start.

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Mock exam preparation – the Human Paper

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Your geography GCSE mock in February is a human paper. So the topics will of course be:

  1. Changing Urban Environments
  2. Development Gap and
  3. Tourism

You will need the PLCs to start your revision. Click here

You could use the skeleton cards I have drawn up

Then you need to practice some exam questions: Human higher papers are here and foundation ones here

Anything else you need just email me 🙂

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Revising the Kobe Earthquake?

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We went through this quite quickly in class this week. So if you are a bit worried you didn’t get all the information and ideas here is the ever excellent cool geography website with EVERYTHING you need … the page is very clearly divided into causes effects and response. Just remember in our exam you need to compare this quake in a richer part of the world (MEDC) with one in a poorer part of the world (LEDC) We of course studied Nepal … Click here for the info you need on that.

 

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Case studies worth a last minute look at

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Question 2 – Changing Urban Environments “Improving Squatter Settlements”

Question 4  – Development Gap “International Aid” (and how it is sustainable)

Question 6 – Tourism “Tourism in an Extreme Environment”

We do

  • Rocinha and the Favela Bairro
  • Water aid (and fair trade if you wish)
  • Antarctica

I won’t link to all the resources on this blog for these 3 case studies. I am sure you can use the category cloud and find them. But here is a link to the skeleton revision cards I have produced that show the sections within each case study you need to know

click here LAST MIN HUMAN CASE STUDIES

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Half term Geography Revision

How to Structure your Revision

Hello

Well done for getting through the Physical paper on Tuesday. Now there is about 12 days till your last Geography GCSE paper. Its the human paper.

The 3 topics we are doing are:

  • Changing Urban Environments
  • Development Gap and
  • Tourism

They will be questions 2, 4 and 6 in the exam!!

HOW TO REVISE:

a) Go through a PLC (personal learning checklist) for each topic. to see what you know, partly know and don’t know.

changing Urban environments PLC

Dev Gap PLC

Tourism PLC

b) Revise the stuff you don’t know so well (don’t do the stuff you already know)

c) test your knowledge using past exam questions. These two links take you to all the foundation and all the higher papers over the last 5 years , as well as the mark schemes (so you can check your answers) and the inserts.

(I have already written an article about “Effective Revision” which happens to use tourism as an example so you could watch the video in that. Your PLCs have been updated since then though,  so you would be better off using the 3 above)

Finally of course there are a few years worth of resources, revision help, videos et al on the blog so use those too. If you get really stuck ask a question to @stedsgeography on twitter

GOOD LUCK!

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Responding to the Nepal Earthquake

This video from the New York Times. It is useful to us for 5 reasons:

  1. It covers a lot of short term responses to the earthquake of 2015
  2. You can also see some of the effects of the quake.
  3. This short clip also illustrates how Nepal faces extra problems because it is a less wealthy country
  4. Finally, really good answers in the exam will talk about how the rural areas of Nepal with their inaccessibility meant both the effects were worse and the responses were made more difficult
  5. You can even use it in the Development Gap topic about how a natural disaster can hinder development in a country

And all in 3 minutes flat

 

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Water on the Land Revision Lesson

Here is the powerpoint from the lesson. We covered: why rivers flood, meanders & ox bow lakes and the Rutland Reservoir case study

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