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May 2009 Geog Investigations booklet
May 2009 Geog Investigations booklet
May 2009 Geog Investigations booklet
May 2009 Geog Investigations booklet
May 2009 Geog Investigations booklet
May 2009 Geog Investigations booklet
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  • 1. Edexcel GCE Geography Advanced Subsidiary Unit 2: Geographical Investigations Resource Booklet Tuesday 19 May 2009 – Afternoon Paper Reference 6GE02/01 Do not return the Resource Booklet with the question paper Turn overM34485A©2009 Edexcel Limited.1/1/1/1 *M34485A*
  • 2. Figure 1 (i) GIS Flood map for Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Flooding from rivers or sea without defences Mainly Extent of extreme residential flood Flood defences Areas benefiting from flood defences Flood Area of town’s defences CBD were built here in 2005 500m Tributary of River Severn (Source: adapted from the Environment Agency) (ii) Digital map of Shrewsbury Train station Other GIS layers available, e.g. • Roads • Railways • Population density • Average income • Height • Power lines • Phone lines • Water supplies Main road Main road County bridge into bridge into showground the town the town (Source: Google Maps) 2 M34485A
  • 3. Figure 2 Extracts from North Norfolk shoreline management plan. Predicted shoreline retreat by 2025 Predicted shoreline retreat by 2055 Predicted shoreline retreat by 2105 A small Area of conservation coastal town Important heritage area Medium-term: Allow retreat through no active intervention needs to be cleaned up, i.e. grey Map Various coastal defences used at present , e.g. rip-rap, groynes, gabions, revetments Medium-term: Hold the line through Bacton gas terminal maintaining / upgrading – important strategic existing defences location (Source: http://www.northnorfolk.org/coastal/documents) (ii) Digital map of North Norfolk coast Other GIS layers available, e.g. • Roads • Railways • Population density • Average income • Height • Power lines • Biodiversity value • Water supplies • Cliff geology & stability Main coast Historic coastal defences in road place, e.g. groynes (Source: Google Maps) 3M34485A Turn over
  • 4. Figure 3 Distribution of service outlets in ‘sparse’, ‘rural-urban fringe’ and ‘urban’ areas of England (2007). Sparse rural Rural-urban fringe Rural Urban England Service Hamlet Village Hamlet Village total* total total Banks & building societies 2 20 28 30 1519 10152 11671 Cash-points (free) 22 43 253 342 2659 29180 31839 Main GP surgeries 9 32 36 240 1253 7174 8427 Jobcentres 1 0 2 0 38 771 809 NHS dentist 4 7 35 98 949 6848 7797 Petrol stations 71 110 585 957 2556 4783 7339 Post offices 113 331 380 2283 4726 6183 10909 Secondary schools 5 11 55 90 550 2756 3306 Supermarkets 6 9 25 62 977 5042 6019 (Source: State of the Countryside 2007)*Note rural total includes rural towns and fringe areas.Sparseness is a measure of remoteness – refer to map Areas classified as less sparse sparse 0 50 100 km (Source: Office for National Statistics) 4 M34485A
  • 5. Figure 4 Information about Wem, North Shropshire “How can we better market Wem’s market “The town hall town image?” (North is vacant” (local Shropshire District Council) councillor) “We nearly lost our swimming pool in 2004. “Too many shops are Now its only open on shut – its like a dying a shoestring” (elderly place” (local business- resident of the town) person) The images show a range of specialist shops Wem Fact File as well as night-time food outlets • Wem is a ‘quaint’ small market town in N. Shropshire. Population (2001) of 5142. 11% of shop • Wem is the administrative centre units vacant for the North Shropshire District in 2006 Council. • The High Street is home to many different shops and local businesses and the weekly market takes place every Thursday in the Town Hall. • Wem prides itself on not being 35% of shop a ‘Clone town’. There is a rich floor space diversity of shops. vacant in • Wem has particular problems 2006 in the form of high level retail vacancies, adverse impacts from traffic and a limited number of (higher order) comparison outlets. “It’s a wonderful place “I prefer to shop in Shrewsbury to retire to” (new which is only 6 miles away” retired in-comer) (mother of two children) “Good high school “House prices are reasonable here – 100% A-Level and it is easy to get to my passes“ (school job in the West Midlands” governor) (business commuter) 5M34485A
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