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Geography is Beautiful

Look at this beautiful lavahose from Big Island Hawaii

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Revising the Kobe Earthquake?

kobe

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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ALL Past Papers for higher Physical part of AQA GCSE Geography syllabus A

Revising for your exam by answering  past exam questions is THE best way to prepare and to get a better grade than in your mock.

Below are the actual exam papers, the inserts (which is the booklet of maps and photos you get with your exam) and the mark schemes too. Please note the inserts for 2013 and 2014 are too big to upload here. you can either borrow a copy form me or find on the AQA site

Please feel free to email or hand in any exam questions you have attempted and I will be more than happy to mark them for you.

Jun16 Physical Higher PAPER

Jun16 Physical Higher INSERT

Jun16 Physical Higher MARK SCHEME

 

Jun15 physical paper

Jun15 physical Mark Scheme

Jun15 physical INSERT

 

Physical higher paper 2014

Physical Higher Mark Scheme 2014

 

Physical Higher Paper 2013

Physical higher Mark Scheme 2013

 

Higher question paper 2012

Higher mark scheme 2012

Higher question insert 2012

 

Higher EXAMPAPER physical 2011

Higher INSERT physical 2011

Higher MARK SCHEME physical paper 2011

 

higher EXAMPAPER physical 2010

higher physical INSERT-2010

higher physical mark scheme 2010

 

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All past papers for the Foundation Physical Paper

The best way to revise ALWAYS includes answering exam questions! here are EVERY SINGLE past paper, mark scheme and insert. Enjoy!

2016 foundation physical PAPER

2016 Foundation physical INSERT

2016 foundation physical MARK SCHEME

 

2015 physical foundation PAPER

2015 physical foundation INSERT

2015 physical foundation MARK SCHEME

 

june 14 fdtn physical PAPER

june 14 fdtn physical INSERT

june 14 fdtn physical MARK SCHEME

 

paper 2013 physical exam paper 1

2013 foundation insert for paper 1 physical geography was too big to attach!! please go to AQA website)

mark scheme 2013 foundation physical

 

Foundation question paper 2012

INSERT 2012 fdtn physical paper 1

Foundation mark scheme 2012

 

2011 physical fndtn PAPER

2011 physical fndtn INSERT

2011 physical fndtn mark scheme

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Nepal Earthquake

nepal map

The Nepal earthquake of 2015 was an awful event. If you study it as a case study, it will help you in both the Development Gap and Restless Earth topics:

For Development gap it is a case study of how a natural event or natural disaster can restrict development in a country. so you would look at the short and long term effects and say how that would slow down Nepal becoming more developed

For Restless Earth, you need to know about the causes, effects (short and long term) and responses (short and long term again) to the quake

I have put ALL the resources you could possibly need on one simple padlet page

JUST CLICK HERE

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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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Help in revising Case Studies – Revision Cards

In the last couple of years a lot more pupils are using cards to help them revise. I worry that you may either be taking the wrong type of notes or maybe just copying out notes. Neither of which is going to help much. Therefore, I have drawn out some very simple ‘skeleton case study cards’ to guide you. After completing each one the best thing, as always, is to try a past exam question. (the top left box says PSI or Place Specific Information, which is the unique details, location and facts about the event or place you need to know)

I also include a link below to the case study revision cards by topic

Changing Urban Environments Skeleton Revision Cards

Development Gap Skeleton Revision Cards

Tourism Skeleton Revision Cards

Restless Earth Skeleton Revision Cards

Water on the land Skeleton Revision Cards

Coastal Zone Skeleton Revision Cards

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