Here is a list of recent case study questions for this unit from Higher Tier papers. You should write a practice answer for each of these questions - after all, there are only so many ways that the examiner can phrase a case study question for this part of the course!
2003 A weather event caused by a high or low pressure system. Name a location where you have studied a weather event. State whether the weather event was caused by a high or low pressure system. Describe how the weather event affected people and the environment. Explain what caused the weather event (use diagrams if you wish).
2003 The effects of people on an ecosystem. Name and locate an ecosystem you have studied. Describe the structure of the ecosystems referring to plants and animals (use diagrams if you wish). Explain how and why people are changing (or have changed) the ecosystem structure.
2004 A type of climate Name a type of climate you have studied. Name a place where this type of climate can be found. Describe the main features of this type of climate. Refer to the whole year. Explain how plants and wildlife OR different groups of people are affected by this type of climate.
2004 An ecosystem that is being used in an unsustainable way Name a place where you have studied an ecosystem that is being used in an unsustainable way by people or organisations. Name the type of ecosystem you have studied. Describe how people or organisations are using the ecosystem Explain why this makes the ecosystem unsustainable.
2005 An ecosystem and climate Name and locate an ecosystem that is found on land. Describe the plants and animals found in this ecosystem. Explain how the plants and animals are adapted to the climate of this ecosy
2005 A weather event caused by low pressure Name and locate a weather event that has been caused by a low pressure system. Describe the weather event. Explain how the weather event affected different groups of people and/or organisations