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PPP for an earthqauke

shakeout

What does PPP stand for? Prediction Preparation Protection

We have studied Shakeout as a great example of PPP and the work they specifically do in California. I have summed this up here on one document that will help you revise for your exam

FEMA revision guide

 

Here is a short video they made to advise people

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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 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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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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