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.
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)
2014 human Higher paper
2014 human Higher Mark scheme
Human higher paper 2013
Human higher mark scheme 2013
June 2012 Higher Human Paper
Human higher paper mark scheme 2012
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
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
Human exam paper 2009 Higher tier
Human exam paper 2009 MARK SCHEME
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
This is an interesting article from the BBC on whether the UK’s aid giving is being generous or whether our spending is wasted.
What benefits does aid bring to the donor country?
What benefits does it being to the receiving country?
What drawbacks does aid bring to the donor country?
What drawbacks does it being to the receiving country?
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”
- Rocinha and the Favela Bairro
- Water aid (and fair trade if you wish)
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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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
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
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