Category Archives: Water on the Land

Get a better GCSE grade by testing yourself

markscheme

Looking at all the study on studying, the best way to revise is to include self-testing (teachers can read this article here and thank you to @C_Hendrick on twitter for showing me it).

I am attaching a 20-25 mark test for each of our 6 topics. none of them of course, cover the whole topic, however they do at least give you an idea about what you DONT YET KNOW WELL ENOUGH. My advice would be to

  1. take the test
  2. check your answers
  3. revise the areas you were weakest at
  4. take the test again a couple of days later
  5. do some exam questions on the topic

click on these 2 links

Questions for self testing

All the answers

Don’t cheat ūüėČ

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Rutland Reservoir

You need to know the problems of water supply in the UK (which is basically there is enough water for us all but lots falls in the north and west, whereas people mostly live in the south and east). Also you need to know about the case study of one reservoir in the UK. we look at Rutland Water for this … there is a lot of good information for this in the revision guide (here’s the page)

You could also test your knowledge with this simple but handy quick test video I found on you tube.

Also this powerpoint is a very useful one slide summary of the case study Managing the UK_s water linked to Rutland

Finally here is an exam question from 2013 higher paper you could attempt to text how well prepared you are ….

“Discuss the issues which result from building dams and reservoirs” (8 marks)¬†


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Levees and Floodplain – 2 useful Videos

Haven’t seen this one before. Its brief and good ūüôā

 

Here’s the one I normally show, which is also good. It is though mainly aimed at AS and A level

 

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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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How Wolves make rivers meander less

This is ace. Wolves were introduced back to Yellowstone National Park 70 years after they were last there. As a result the whole ecosystem was altered.

We often bang on in lessons about linking ideas together and how in real life there are so many knock on effects. Well have a look at this video and see for yourself

More wolves means less deer (especially in the valley floors where they are easier to hunt down).

Less deer means less grazing. Less grazing means vegetation can grow more.

More vegetation means less soil erosion. Less soil erosion means less material in the rivers.

But more vegetation on the valley floors also means more stable river banks. More stable river banks means straighter rivers in places.

The animals the vegetation the ecosystem and the rivers are all interlinked

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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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