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For use just prior to sitting their GCSE exam. Designed for Edexcel Shortcourse.

For use just prior to sitting their GCSE exam. Designed for Edexcel Shortcourse.

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  • 1. Edexcel GCSE Shortcourse Final revision tips
  • 2. Overview of this session
    • Exam paper – what to do and what to answer.
    • Things you need to remember.
    • Tips during the exam.
    • Review of this session.
  • 3. I can see the exam paper. What should I do first?
    • Don’t panic. Despite the song on the previous slide (if you can hear it) it is not the end of the world as we know it!
    • Spend a minute reading the instructions on the front page. Make sure you understand which questions you are going to answer. They are:
      • Managing the Environment
      • Managing Hazards
      • Managing Tourism
  • 4. Do not answer the question on "Managing Urban Areas." We have not studied this section, you are least likely to gain good marks on something you haven't studied!
  • 5. Further tips and hints
    • Go through the exam questions highlighting the command words (the ones that tell you what to do.)
      • E.g. Explain how the level of development in a MEDC…
      • Describe the effects of the volcanic eruption on your chosen case study.
  • 6. Further tips and hints part deux
    • Look at the number of marks available for each question. This gives you a clue about how much information is needed for a case study.
    • For each section, the first few questions are point marked and are usually about some provided information. READ THE PROVIDED INFORMATION CAREFULLY – quite a few marks are provided for you if you can select information from the source and answer in the right place!
    • Try to spend a maximum of 35 minutes on each section – each question has 30 marks available and should take roughly the same time.
  • 7. Further tips and hints part 2 ½
    • Make sure that you have the following with you:
      • Pens (more than one in case one fails to work.)
      • Pencils (a pencil sharpener would be useful!)
      • Ruler (often there is a question where you need to measure something then plot it on a map.)
      • Rubber (we all make mis-steaks)
      • A Highlighter – to highlight command words.
  • 8. Further tips and hints (the final frontier)
    • Finish early – go over your answers. Check that it makes sense when you read it.
    • Make sure that if you have started with an MEDC case study that you haven’t switched half way through and started talking about an LEDC.
    • Check any plottings/measurements etc.
    • Check you haven’t missed any questions out – sometimes they can be at the bottom of an information page and are quite easy to miss!
  • 9. What next???
    • You should have some sheets in front of you – one being a commands words sheet that I have previously given you. The others are case study sheets.
    • In pairs test each other on:
      • Command words – what should you do if the question has it in?
      • Case studies. What are they about and is it for LEDC/MEDC?
  • 10. Final Brumby Geography PowerPoint slide…(Hurray!)
    • If you really cannot answer a question leave it till the end – don’t waste time that you may wish you had later. Come back to it after you have answered the other questions.