i will also be taking, that went awful! as soon as i saw OS map i new it was going to be awful. never mind, just hope grade boundries are low, might actully have passed. population was by far the best though
Well i found that pretty easy tbh, the questions weren't that hard, just the wording was a bit strange. The health 15 marker and the first part of rivers were the only hard parts i think. Hopefully at least 80...
wording was a nightmare.
cold environments: good
population: good apart from 15 mark
i put so many labels on the diagram... like "increasing population" "stage 3" what does it mean?! WHICH labels? so vague. for malaysia i said it transitioned from stage 2 to 3. the 15 marker i wrote about old people needing stuff and young people needing different stuff....****
For the DTM question, I jut labelled everything- all stages (e.g. stage 2- early expanding etc) then the natural increase, BR/DR and then scales on the side...
I hated the Rivers topic, but the 15 marker was a good one!
Coasts- :'( i liked the questions but the 15 marker was dreadful. I wrote about the Essex Marshes, but not enough detail to get into level 3.
Population- what was the 15 marker about?!? I worte about optimum population, a youthful- malawi, ageing- UK then related Boserup and Malthus to them.
Food supply- the 15 marker came up in janurary!!! well almost the same. But I answered that in a mock and got 15 so Im pretty confident.
Overall an alright paper- but 60 marks for an A have I read?!? thats well good lol
Rivers: That was the easiest question I did, although I died a little inside when I saw the "Things you will need: OS map provided as an insert".
Cold environments: Didn't really get what it meant about Antarctica's balance between protection and development, so I rambled on about fishing quotas, bans on mining & oil extraction and restrictions on tourism.
Population: The DTM question was brilliant, an easy 4 marks there I think. The 15-marker was horrendous. I saw the whole "population and resources balance" thing and thought "Malthus & Boserup! Yay! I spent ages revising them!". Then I read the bit about population structures. Went on about ageing & youthful populations.
Energy: Awful. What on earth did the 15-marker mean by "managing energy"? Rambled on about Iceland & Chad (?), and then added something about Iceland is sustainable blah blah blah.
The exam could have been worse, but it could have been a whole lot better.
That was the 3rd time I've done it and I felt it was the best/easier one of them all so far.
Thought the question on DTM was good (Although wasn't very clear on what to label? I marked the 5 stages and indicated what each line meant) and on the disease of affluence (Diabetes). Also like the one on soft engineering coastline - Sefton nr Liverpool.
I felt the grades will be higher for this one as I thought it was the best one so far, but hopefully if the comments on here are anything to go by they could be low again.
from those links, it cant like 60/120 for an A? that's absurd? can someone explain this please?
made too many stupid mistakes! hopefully grade boundaries are extremely low!