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
- take the test
- check your answers
- revise the areas you were weakest at
- take the test again a couple of days later
- do some exam questions on the topic
click on these 2 links
Questions for self testing
All the answers
Don’t cheat 😉
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
You would do well to find a better page on the web to explain the differences between these two types of wave than the BBC Bitesize revision one. So click here to have a look. I have posted before about waves in general. You can read that here
There is also a video here, made by another teacher that explains it quite well. It comes with a music soundtrack from the 1980s – around about the time I took my GCSE (well it was called an O’Level in those days)
Typical exam questions on this might be:
Describe the 3 features of a constructive or destructive wave (3 marks)
Explain how a constructive or destructive wave shapes the coast. (4 marks)
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
Filed under AQA A GCSE, Changing Urban Environments, Coastal Zone, development, Geography, Restless Earth, revising case studies, Revision, tourism, Uncategorized, Water on the Land
This video only 18 minutes long almost teaches the whole of the aid topic and half the development gap one on its own; its astounding…. well done Water Aid… watch it and look at:
- what makes areas less developed?
- how are people trying to help themselves
- what are the conditions in a shanty town?
- what impact does clean water and toilets proved to people? (this is the one covered most in this)
- how can you measure development?
The video below is really good for (1) locating coastal defences on the Holderness coast and giving you great Place Specific information (PSI). (2) It also talks clearly about the advantages and disadvantages of different defences and finally (3) it explains about the sustainability of each method
However, the exam question mentioned is for a different board and therefore I would recommend watching up to about 3:50.
Those of you doing the higher paper could try the 2014 question 7(d) worth 8 marks. It is about discussing “the costs and benefits of using hard engineering to reduce the risk of cliff collapse” The full exam paper and resources can be found here. As an exam tip you really need to concentrate on what the word DISCUSS means here – you need to talk about the advantages and disadvantages to get yourself the higher marks for this
If you are doing the foundation paper there was a very similar question that year, though it was worth 6 marks instead; it asked “explain how hard engineering can reduce the risk of cliff collapse”. To access that 2014 paper click here