The term ‘north-south divide is used to
describe uneven levels of development
in the UK.
Evaluate the causes of uneven
development in the UK
Questions starting with the phrase ‘To what extent’ require
a judgement on the accuracy of a statement, including the
views of the candidate. An understanding of the term
‘north-south divide’ is also required.
Evidence for the life expectancy data indicating a north-
south divide could include:
• The four highest values are in the southern half of
• The four highest values in England are in the northern
half of England
• The lowest life expectancy is in Scotland, in the far north
• When looked at geographically there is a strong
connection between the location of regions and the life
Assess the extent to which the UK should get its energy from fracking?
‘To what extent?’
I disagree that….
I agree to some
extent that …
I agree a little
I agree a lot that…
Why should we not
Why should we have
What is your
Step 1: Start
with a phrase
Step 2: On one
Step 3: On the other
Step 4: Overall I
Also, in addition, another. So, consequently, because, as a result
Talking before writing…
From the OCR Delivery Guide for Climate Change for GCSE Specification ‘A’
It marks a moment when many learners take a significant step forwards in
their understanding of the subject, and develop a much deeper appreciation
of how various concepts link together. Their intrinsic abilities can show a
dramatic improvement during this period. They begin to write much more
perceptive answers to questions. They may find it easier to remember facts,
because these are now seen as fitting neatly into an overall picture of the
Revisiting is for deepening and
extending learners’ knowledge and
understanding. Revision is more about
what learners already know and understand,
and helping them to use this to fulfil the
requirements of exams.
2nd year of the new courses – this moment is still to come…
GA Independent Schools SIG – copies of article with links….