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AS Geography Unit 1 AQA - 17th May 2011

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    My friend has compiled a useful list of what may come up in this exam, by looking back at what's already previously come up in other exams :'D
    And because no two subjects have come up twice (maybe except for some questions); we can kind of guess what may come up, Hope this helps

    Only got notes on Rivers, Coasts, Population and Food Supply - as these are the ones our school is doing :]

    The textbook used is the Nelson Thornes AQA Geography Textbook ^^

    QU 1: RIVERS, FLOODS AND MANAGEMENT

    TOPICS AS YET UNASKED? (and page nos in textbook)

    Hydrol cycle: water budget 4, Flood hydrograph diag, put labels? 5, Factors eg urban, relief, geology 7

    Channel: characteristics eg WP, HR, efficiency, roughness, relate to velocity, discharge p9-12

    Processes: deposition 15-16

    Features: meanders, braiding, levees, deltas 19-22

    Causes of flooding: magnitude & frequency relationship 24-27

    Flood Mngt Strategies: soft engineering eg forecasts & warnings, land use mngt on floodplain, wetland & riverbank conservation, river restoration 30-38

    QU 3: COASTAL ENVIRONMENTS

    TOPICS AS YET UNASKED? (and page nos in textbook)

    Coastal System: destructive waves 83-84, tides 86

    Processes: mass movement, run-off 89-90

    Erosional landforms: cliff, arch, blowhole, stack, platform 92-93

    Depositional landforms: sand dunes and saltmarshes 97-99

    Sea level change: impact of present and predicted rise in sea-level

    Coastal flooding: case studies, specific physical/human causes, Katrina, 108-113, physical and economic consequences 113-114 (useful activity on 113?)

    Coastal protection: hard engineering types, sea walls, riprap, gabions, groynes, barrages 114-115, Holderness 101-105

    Issues of hard vs soft engineering, contrasting areas 116-118, cost benefit 122-123, potential for sustainable management 126.

    QU 5: POPULATION CHANGE

    TOPICS AS YET UNASKED? (and page nos in textbook)

    Population indicators: population density. Optimum, over and under pop 168-172

    Population change: managing pop to achieve sustainable development 175-177, case studies of countries at diff stages of Dem Trans model

    Pop change and migration: affecting character of rural and urban areas 187

    Settlement case studies: inner city, suburbs etc, housing, age structure, ethnicity and effect of migration 99-201

    QU 6: FOOD SUPPLY ISSUES

    TOPICS AS YET UNASKED? (and page nos in textbook)

    Global pattern of trade: 202-206

    Agricultural systems: commercial, arable, mixed etc 209, with examples

    Managing food supply: Genetic modification etc 213-215, land colonisation and land reform 217-218

    Changes in demand: all year demand for seasonal foods 227, organic 222, local and regional sourcing 223, 226

    Potential for sustainable food supplies: question on 229
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    Urm most of this stuff came up on Jan 2011
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    How did everyone find it? I thought it was really hard :cry2: None of my really well revised topics were on and I felt I was blagging so much. So disappointed I blanked so bad I couldn't even remember what an erosional process was at one point.

    Edit: What did people write for the question about mass movement and the picture of Mappleton? (coasts)
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    Hey, I didnt find the paper hard, but ran out of time, so rushed on the 15 mark question. Is there any possibility of getting an A by leaving out the last section?
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    I ran out of time!! and completely rambled on the rivers 15 marker!....only if I had 5 minutes more.
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    (Original post by Priya*3*)
    Hey, I didnt find the paper hard, but ran out of time, so rushed on the 15 mark question. Is there any possibility of getting an A by leaving out the last section?
    YES! in my mock, I got 4 marks on one of the 15 markers and like 5 on another, and still got an A
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    WOW reli, but did u do reli reli well on section A?
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    (Original post by Rikku Kisaragi)
    YES! in my mock, I got 4 marks on one of the 15 markers and like 5 on another, and still got an A
    WOW reli, but did u do reli reli well on section A?
    I mean i think i generally did ok, but it reli wasnt what i expected, I kinda waffled a lil on section A.
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    i missed out the last section too! there was no time
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    (Original post by Priya*3*)
    WOW reli, but did u do reli reli well on section A?
    on the unit 1 I got 38 on the human side, 24 on rivers/coasts (no revision!), which was 62, it was 58 to get an A out of 120, so I just made it!
    & on the Skills paper I got like 24/30 ...so It was an A overall despite the awful rivers/coasts section!!
    I'm just hoping that the grade boundaries are crazily low again!!!
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    I had time and I finished perfectly. It was really what I didn't want though 2 questions 15 mark questions on hard engineering? And what a waste of time having to read all those articles that when my answer would have been better from my own knowledge.

    Edit: I feel so disappointed. I'm praying that the grade boundaries are really low again
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    I thought most of the 15 mark questions we a bit obscure. So much for revising the 41 case studies. Didn't really use any of them because I didn't know which ones were actually needed
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    (Original post by S_123)
    I had time and I finished perfectly. It was really what I didn't want though 2 questions 15 mark questions on hard engineering? And what a waste of time having to read all those articles that when my answer would have been better from my own knowledge.
    The articles were such a flipping WASTE OF TIME!!!
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    LOLOLOLOL~ all the predictions above were correct >: good thing i mega revised them xD
    My hand was dead by the end of the exam :sexface:
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    (Original post by copelandj)
    I thought most of the 15 mark questions we a bit obscure. So much for revising the 41 case studies. Didn't really use any of them because I didn't know which ones were actually needed
    i lol'd at 41.
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    You only need roughly 50% for an A in Geography anyway
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    (Original post by Rikku Kisaragi)
    The articles were such a flipping WASTE OF TIME!!!
    I know!! I'm sure I got 0 on all those article questions. Especially the birthday rate increasing and immigration article - did you do that?
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    I not going to lie, I found that pretty tricky. Dont think it went like monumentally wrong, but everyone agrees it was a really hard paper. I felt like I was against the whole clock the whole way through.

    Maybe its just me, but I thought eveything was really open ended and just.... gah. Hope the boundaries are low.
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    Did anyone do the cold environments questions, the picture about moraines?
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    Went for lateral, medial and push moraine

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