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  • GCSE warm up Paper 1 6 th June am 1hr 15 Paper 2 15 th June pm 2 hrs
  • Remember
    • To bring all necessary equipment including
    • Calculator
    • String
    • To attempt ALL questions
    • To watch time spent per question
  • Look….
    • at TIME
    • At the start of the exam find the number of questions and the allocation of marks
    • PLAN your time accordingly
  • Before you open the exam paper
    • Read the information carefully on the front cover.
    • Take notice of the instruction to use your case studies wherever possible
  • Command words Highlight the key words in a question and then tailor your answer accordingly Write down what you can see Describe… Give reasons for (how?/why?) Explain… Add labels with details Annotate Write down similarities and differences Compare… Make a list (e.g. bullet points) List… Write down State…
  • All questions will use…..
    • MAPS – use of the scale , key , title
    • DIAGRAMS – use of the title, type (cross section or sketch)
    • GRAPHS – correct units , title , labelled axes
    • PHOTOS – title , using grid if provided .
  • Describe the pattern…..
    • Think –
    • G eneral trend
    • S pecific examples
    • A nomalies
    GASP
  • Look at the NUMBER OF MARKS for each section of the question
    • If it is a ‘ describe ’ question for 2 marks – make sure you do DESCRIBE (not explain) and try to make 2 distinct points
    • If it is a 4 + marks it will be a LEVEL ASSESSED answer not a ‘point mark’ answer
    • Remember …..
      • Level 1 BASIC
      • Level 2 CLEAR
      • Level 3 DETAILED ….. Use the correct Geographical terms, show you know your case studies.
  • Get those level 3 answers ….
    • You must include a diagram if it is asked for. Can also use in other questions where not asked for.
    • Examples must have facts, statistics and precise locations
    • When using climate graphs, use specific climate figures e.g. ‘very cold’ = below zero or ‘very wet’ = above 1000mm.
    • Do not use vague terms, e.g. ‘wet’, ‘dry’, ‘fertile’
    • Instead, use e.g. ‘ deep and well drained ’ or ‘rich in nutrients’
  • Watch that you answer all parts of a question
    • Look out for plurals – solution s , physical factor s , example s
    • Think ‘ so what ? ’ this will help you to make linked statements
    • so, because, therefore, this means that …
  • Use your case study knowledge
    • Use your local knowledge and your coursework investigation to provide detail in your answer, e.g. use the names of local streets, shopping centres, rivers, valleys
    • If your case study is too general , you may not get more than a level 2!
    • If you can’t remember specifics – then make an educated GUESS 
  • PAPER 1 CASE STUDIES
    • Arable Lynford House Farm
    • Hill farm Waterside Farm
    • Honey pot site Tarn Hows, Windermere
    • National Park Lake District
    • Gas fired p.stn. Killingholme, Humberside
    • Coal Eggborough, Humberside
    • Nuclear Heysham, Lancs
    • HEP Cruachan Grampian mts.
    • Wind Lambrigg Cumbria
  • PAPER 1 CASE STUDIES
    • Chemical industry Merseyside
    • Petrochemical Merseyside – Stanlow
    • Footloose Aztec West business park
    • Modern urban env. Blackburn or Birmingham
    • Inner city Sparkhill
    • Redeveloped Highgate
    • Inner suburbs Hall Green
    • Outer suburbs Monkspath
    • Urb-Rural Fringe ind. Blythe Valley
    • Commuter village Dorridge
    • Retail trade Trafford CentreMerry Hill
    • Channel tunnel / ports Dover / Ashford
  •