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

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Revision Power Point

  1. 1. Edexcel GCSE Shortcourse Final revision tips
  2. 2. Overview of this session <ul><li>Exam paper – what to do and what to answer. </li></ul><ul><li>Things you need to remember. </li></ul><ul><li>Tips during the exam. </li></ul><ul><li>Review of this session. </li></ul>
  3. 3. I can see the exam paper. What should I do first? <ul><li>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! </li></ul><ul><li>Spend a minute reading the instructions on the front page. Make sure you understand which questions you are going to answer. They are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing the Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing Hazards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing Tourism </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Do not answer the question on &quot;Managing Urban Areas.&quot; We have not studied this section, you are least likely to gain good marks on something you haven't studied!
  5. 5. Further tips and hints <ul><li>Go through the exam questions highlighting the command words (the ones that tell you what to do.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. Explain how the level of development in a MEDC… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe the effects of the volcanic eruption on your chosen case study. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Further tips and hints part deux <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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! </li></ul><ul><li>Try to spend a maximum of 35 minutes on each section – each question has 30 marks available and should take roughly the same time. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Further tips and hints part 2 ½ <ul><li>Make sure that you have the following with you: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pens (more than one in case one fails to work.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pencils (a pencil sharpener would be useful!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ruler (often there is a question where you need to measure something then plot it on a map.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rubber (we all make mis-steaks) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Highlighter – to highlight command words. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Further tips and hints (the final frontier) <ul><li>Finish early – go over your answers. Check that it makes sense when you read it. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Check any plottings/measurements etc. </li></ul><ul><li>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! </li></ul>
  9. 9. What next??? <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>In pairs test each other on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Command words – what should you do if the question has it in? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Case studies. What are they about and is it for LEDC/MEDC? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Final Brumby Geography PowerPoint slide…(Hurray!) <ul><li>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. </li></ul>