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 higher Human exam 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.

June 2016 Human Higher PAPER

June 2016 Human Higher INSERT

June 2016 Human Higher MARK SCHEME

 

June15 Human paper (Higher)

June15 Human INSERT (higher)

June15 Human Mark Scheme (higher)

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2014 human Higher paper

 

2014 human Higher Mark scheme

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Human higher paper 2013

Human higher mark scheme 2013

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June 2012 Higher Human Paper

Human higher paper mark scheme 2012

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human Higher paper Jun11

human paper Higher insert June 2011 ((e.g. the photos and maps that come with your exam)

human paper Higher mark scheme June 2011

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June 2010 human exam paper higher tier

June 2010 human paper insert higher tier (e.g. the maps and photos that come with the exam)

June 2010 human paper mark scheme higher tier

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Human exam paper 2009 Higher tier

Human exam paper 2009 MARK SCHEME

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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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All past papers for the foundation Human Paper

The best way to revise ALWAYS includes trying past questions. So here is every past paper for the last 5 years for AQA A GCSE Geography foundation Paper 2 the Human Paper. Mark schemes and inserts also included🙂

June 2016 Human foundation PAPER

June 2016 Human Foundation INSERT

June 2016 human foundation MARK SCHEME

 

June 2015 foundation PAPER

June 2015 fndtn insert

June 2015 fndtn mark scheme

 

Jun14 Human FoundationPAPER

Jun14 Human Foundation INSERT

Jun14 Human Foundation MARK SCHEME

 

June 2013 Human Foundation Paper

2013 Foundation Human Insert – too big to load! please check AQA website

June 2013 Foundation Mark Scheme Human

 

June 2012 Human foundation paper

2012 Foundation Human Insert – also too big a document. Please try AQA website

June 2012 Human mark scheme foundation

 

June 2012 Human Foundation paper

human Foundation insert June 2011

human Foundation mark scheme June 2011

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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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Rivers Assessment new Eduqas GCSE B

somerset-levels-flood

Before I start can I say that this work was only produced because of the excellent support given me by Andy Owen, the Geography GCSE officer at EDUQAS and my highly skilled colleague @MrsBRoycroft.

Well this is my first post for our new GCSE. We have gone with EDUQAS B and are finding it quite a leap from AQA A. Like all teachers we are very anxious about the new grades, grade boundaries and grade descriptors. Let alone the new questions that will be asked on the new papers. This post doesn’t come to close to solving all these problems. It is just our first stab at assessing pupils skills and knowledge at GCSE.

We started Year 10s on the Rivers topic as we felt that a little more secure in that than other topics we hadn’t taught before. At the end we decided to assess them with a department written “exam question” worth 12 marks to give the more able something to reach for, whilst the less able were helped by a writing frame and with more time than will be allotted them in the final exam. (The 60 pupils we teach range in predicted grades from 3 to 9.)

We have relied heavily on the WJEC and EDUQAS recommended text book. The assessment question we set is based on the resources in the GCSE text on the Somerset Levels to be found on pages 130-133. We also used a Geoactive number 549 from January 2016 on the Somerset Levels floods of 2014. Finally we found some lovely photos and lesson ideas that Noel Jenkins produced.

  1. The Geoactive was set as a preparation homework. They did the first 5 questions only.
  2. The lesson was started with Noel Jenkins powerpoint as the questions there helped a class discussion that would cover the homework. Pupils could then adjust their homework answers accordingly. (We weren’t going to mark the homework as well as the assessment after all)
  3. Then the Somerset Levels action plan as outlined in the text book was discussed and finally the assessment task was explained. 1, 2 and 3 took around about an hour and a 1/4 leaving 40 minutes of the double lesson for the assessment to be completed (a similar question in the real exam would take half of that, but it is their first time of answering such and the extra time give many more confidence.
  4. We used the mark scene for a similar 12 mark question from the sample paper. This can be found on pages 84-5 of the sample paper. We gave a SPAG mark, mainly to impress on pupils the importance of spelling et al as we don’t yet understand how you get a 1, 2, 3 or 4 for SPAG yet)

The resources are below

The EBIs were based solely on the mark scheme. We just wrote the number of the EBI on the work to save time. Also we gave a spelling test after on all the common mistakes. Pupils then had to write out 3 times all mistakes they made in the test ( but not the ones they made in the assessment)

Finally, this shared in the hope that some other teachers will find it useful and try some parts of it in their own lessons. I really would welcome any feedback at all and of course am happy to ‘borrow’ your resources for EDUQAS B in return to trail in our lessons 🙂

 

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