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    (Original post by laurablondejayne)
    Haha that would be the best thing ever!! I shall pray with you on that one!
    Lmao!! Or perhaps we have to rate or in a scale of 1-10on how realistic the email sounds cause there is no way someone would be struck by an earthquake have massive devastation and then use posh terms to describe everything, it just doesn't happen aha


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    Haha! Isn't that just Geography in general? Describe what you think is right with fancy scientific words and statistics and hope for the best?
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    (Original post by annemariemoore)
    Haha! Isn't that just Geography in general? Describe what you think is right with fancy scientific words and statistics and hope for the best?
    Haha that's what I will be going for! I love how many statistics I have made up over the years... Done it in lessons too and the teacher has never questioned them haha



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    I did the Nepal paper for GEO4B and got full UMS - it is possible, you've just got to start now and put in a great deal of work!

    A few tips:

    Outside research is the key to a good grade. For the Nepal paper, I did stacks of extra research on demographic statistics, developmental statistics, projects other charities have done, etc etc. The pre-release is only a guide; you have to make sure you DON'T copy word for word from it. Knowing it thoroughly, understanding the main issues involved and having the ability to adapt your knowledge to the question, including your own analysis and facts in your exam essays, is the key to high marks.

    You can get your own information from the sources suggested in the ZigZag booklet, Wikipedia, books, anything which is related to the topic. Make a good set of notes structured around the AIB with reference to your extra research. The ZigZag guide is useful to work through in order to bring your knowledge of the issue up to speed, but you MUST do more than just that. Having said that, there are usually questions on data presentation, stats or fieldwork, these should be easier to identify and plan for as they are usually clearly referenced in the AIB itself. I would say this paper is more about geographical understanding than revision per se - in the exam because I'd gone over everything beforehand I knew exactly where everything was in the AIB, and it made life so much easier.

    Good luck
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    (Original post by DavidCrow)
    I did the Nepal paper for GEO4B and got full UMS - it is possible, you've just got to start now and put in a great deal of work!

    A few tips:

    Outside research is the key to a good grade. For the Nepal paper, I did stacks of extra research on demographic statistics, developmental statistics, projects other charities have done, etc etc. The pre-release is only a guide; you have to make sure you DON'T copy word for word from it. Knowing it thoroughly, understanding the main issues involved and having the ability to adapt your knowledge to the question, including your own analysis and facts in your exam essays, is the key to high marks.

    You can get your own information from the sources suggested in the ZigZag booklet, Wikipedia, books, anything which is related to the topic. Make a good set of notes structured around the AIB with reference to your extra research. The ZigZag guide is useful to work through in order to bring your knowledge of the issue up to speed, but you MUST do more than just that. Having said that, there are usually questions on data presentation, stats or fieldwork, these should be easier to identify and plan for as they are usually clearly referenced in the AIB itself. I would say this paper is more about geographical understanding than revision per se - in the exam because I'd gone over everything beforehand I knew exactly where everything was in the AIB, and it made life so much easier.

    Good luck
    Thank you so much!! And well done on getting full UMS! :')


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    (Original post by DavidCrow)
    I did the Nepal paper for GEO4B and got full UMS - it is possible, you've just got to start now and put in a great deal of work!

    A few tips:

    Outside research is the key to a good grade. For the Nepal paper, I did stacks of extra research on demographic statistics, developmental statistics, projects other charities have done, etc etc. The pre-release is only a guide; you have to make sure you DON'T copy word for word from it. Knowing it thoroughly, understanding the main issues involved and having the ability to adapt your knowledge to the question, including your own analysis and facts in your exam essays, is the key to high marks.

    You can get your own information from the sources suggested in the ZigZag booklet, Wikipedia, books, anything which is related to the topic. Make a good set of notes structured around the AIB with reference to your extra research. The ZigZag guide is useful to work through in order to bring your knowledge of the issue up to speed, but you MUST do more than just that. Having said that, there are usually questions on data presentation, stats or fieldwork, these should be easier to identify and plan for as they are usually clearly referenced in the AIB itself. I would say this paper is more about geographical understanding than revision per se - in the exam because I'd gone over everything beforehand I knew exactly where everything was in the AIB, and it made life so much easier.

    Good luck
    Thanks so much! Yeah, does anybody have the zigzag booklet. My teacher isn't providing it for me :/
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    What is the zigzag booklet?


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    (Original post by DavidCrow)
    I did the Nepal paper for GEO4B and got full UMS - it is possible, you've just got to start now and put in a great deal of work!

    A few tips:

    Outside research is the key to a good grade. For the Nepal paper, I did stacks of extra research on demographic statistics, developmental statistics, projects other charities have done, etc etc. The pre-release is only a guide; you have to make sure you DON'T copy word for word from it. Knowing it thoroughly, understanding the main issues involved and having the ability to adapt your knowledge to the question, including your own analysis and facts in your exam essays, is the key to high marks.

    You can get your own information from the sources suggested in the ZigZag booklet, Wikipedia, books, anything which is related to the topic. Make a good set of notes structured around the AIB with reference to your extra research. The ZigZag guide is useful to work through in order to bring your knowledge of the issue up to speed, but you MUST do more than just that. Having said that, there are usually questions on data presentation, stats or fieldwork, these should be easier to identify and plan for as they are usually clearly referenced in the AIB itself. I would say this paper is more about geographical understanding than revision per se - in the exam because I'd gone over everything beforehand I knew exactly where everything was in the AIB, and it made life so much easier.

    Good luck
    Thanks! The ZigZag booklet seems great. I don't even think it's worth asking my teacher. They're good, but they haven't issued my class with the new AIB yet; nearly two months since it's been out.

    I've just been reading through the AIB and could our Tectonics (I'm assuming everyone does it) revision for GEOG3 come into it as "extra research"? Here's hoping.
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    (Original post by Gary)
    What is the zigzag booklet?


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    It is just a booklet full of possible questions that may come up in the exam. Having a go at practising them really helps, especially if they do come up!
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    (Original post by rosiejohnston)
    It is just a booklet full of possible questions that may come up in the exam. Having a go at practising them really helps, especially if they do come up!
    Where can I get it from? Do you have to buy it??


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    (Original post by Gary)
    Where can I get it from? Do you have to buy it??


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    I've seen them online they're like around £60 I think
    If you put geo4b June 2013 into google the zigzag website is one of the first options that comes up


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    (Original post by laurablondejayne)
    I've seen them online they're like around £60 I think
    If you put geo4b June 2013 into google the zigzag website is one of the first options that comes up


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    Don't think ill spend £60 on it.... Lol


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    (Original post by Gary)
    Don't think ill spend £60 on it.... Lol


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    Can't say I blame you, that's why I haven't got one, seems a bit excessive lol


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    Apprently in the exam, they might ask you to choose a technique for presenting or analysing data and then justify why you chose that technique?

    Any ideas on how to prepare for this??


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    (Original post by Gary)
    Apprently in the exam, they might ask you to choose a technique for presenting or analysing data and then justify why you chose that technique?

    Any ideas on how to prepare for this??


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    They did that in January, you just needed to identify ways the data could be represented differently and say why you thought that but when talking to my teacher earlier this week we struggled to find something for it on this paper as the data seems to be represented in the way which is best and other methods don't seem right "/ that's all I can say sorry, hope it was at least of some use


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    (Original post by laurablondejayne)
    They did that in January, you just needed to identify ways the data could be represented differently and say why you thought that but when talking to my teacher earlier this week we struggled to find something for it on this paper as the data seems to be represented in the way which is best and other methods don't seem right "/ that's all I can say sorry, hope it was at least of some use


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    Cheers! My teacher today pretty much said the same thing and our class couldn't really think of a way it could be represented, saying that maybe they won't ask us these questions :P(not guarantee)


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    (Original post by Gary)
    Cheers! My teacher today pretty much said the same thing and our class couldn't really think of a way it could be represented, saying that maybe they won't ask us these questions :P(not guarantee)


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    I sure hope not! Would be a pretty ridiculous question tbf with the presentation of data already
    I'm hoping for nice questions and an even nicer examiner! Aha


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    (Original post by Gary)
    Apprently in the exam, they might ask you to choose a technique for presenting or analysing data and then justify why you chose that technique?

    Any ideas on how to prepare for this??


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    the only thing I could think of was for figure P2 - rather than a table it could be presented as a histogram with dates along the x axis. Where there isnt a date, just leave a column blank
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    (Original post by rosiejohnston)
    the only thing I could think of was for figure P2 - rather than a table it could be presented as a histogram with dates along the x axis. Where there isnt a date, just leave a column blank
    Thanks! I hope they don't ask that as it would be hard to squeeze 6/7marks out of that lol


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    Is their a typical layout set for questions and the amount of marks their worth?

    For example in the unit 3 exam, for the 25 marker sections there's always a 7 , 8 and 10 marker


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    (Original post by Gary)
    Is their a typical layout set for questions and the amount of marks their worth?

    For example in the unit 3 exam, for the 25 marker sections there's always a 7 , 8 and 10 marker


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    Umm if I remember correctly the January exam ranged from 6/7 marks to 15
    If you look at a past paper on the aqa website you'll be able to see the marks of questions; however, don't attempt to even comprehend the questions as they're all specific for the AIB for each exam
    Hope this helps


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