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Why are you telling me this now? :p: Not much I can do now.

I do Maths, Chemistry and Business and this is by far my hardest a-level. Well Chemistry is dire but this is the one I always do the crappest in. It wasn't even really this exam. I find the whole subject in general hard, at A-level I mean. I think its too big and too much to each topic.
I concur.
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(Original post by L_93)
Why are you telling me this now? :p: Not much I can do now.

I do Maths, Chemistry and Business and this is by far my hardest a-level. Well Chemistry is dire but this is the one I always do the crappest in. It wasn't even really this exam. I find the whole subject in general hard, at A-level I mean. I think its too big and too much to each topic.
Agreed. It's a nightmare to revise. Too much, too much.
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Hey btw guys what do you think the ums conversion could be considering the hardness of the paper and previous ones??? (if you did previous papers)
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Hey btw guys what do you think the ums conversion could be considering the hardness of the paper and previous ones??? (if you did previous papers)
I'm guessing 70 RMS is an A, which is about 110 UMS
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Rivers, Floods and Management
OS map extract of Dentdale, N. Yorks.

Describe the long profile of the River Dee from one of its sources at to the bridge in Dent at . (4)
Contrast the cross profile of the valley occupied by the river at with that at . (4)
Explain why a river valley changes in its cross profile downstream. (7)
Compare and comment on the economic and social effects of flooding in two contrasting areas of the world. (15)

Cold Environments
Define the term 'periglacial'. (2)
Outline the process of frost shattering. (3)
Explain the annual changes in the active layer above the permafrost. (4)
Describe the patterned ground shown in Fig 3 and explain its formation. (6)
Discuss how a balance may be found between protection and development in Antarctica. (15)

Coastal Environments

Describe the characteristics of the waves shown in Fig 3. (2)
Outline the effects of constructive waves such as those shown in Fig 3. (3)
Explain the role of sub-aerial weathering in coastal environments. (4)
Explain the formation of headlands and bays. (4)
Discuss issues relating to a coastal area where soft engineering management strategies have been adopted. (15)

Hot desert environments and their margins
Distinguish between arid and semi-arid areas. (2)
Describe the characteristics of the vegetation shown in Fig 4. (3)
Explain how vegetation of arid areas is adapted to the climate. (4)
Describe and explain the different sources of water in hot desert environments. (6)
Assess the sustainability of different strategies used to manage land use, including agriculture in contrasting arid areas of the world. (15)

Population Change
Complete Fig 5 (partially completed DTM diagram) by adding appropriate labels to the diagram. (4)
To what extent does Malaysia fit the DTM for the time period shown in Fig 6 (a table with BR, DR and total population for Malaysia from 1960 - 2007)? (6)
Describe how the population structure of a country in stage 2 of the DTM is different from that of a country in stage 4. (5)
Comment on the impact of different population structures on the balance between population and resources. (15)

Food supply issues
What is meant by the geopolitics of food? (4)
Outline the characteristics of an extensive livestock farming system. (5)
Using Fig 7 (extract from a geog publication about coffee production) and your own knowledge, explain the problems for growers of switching to cash crop production. (6)
Describe two contrasting approaches to managing food supply and demand. (15)

Energy Issues
Distinguish between primary and secondary energy. (4)
Desribe and suggest reasons for the changes shown in Fig 8 (graph of "energy mix for electricity production in the UK from 1990 to 2004). (6)
For one non-renewable source of energy, summarise features of world trade in the commodity. (5)
Discuss advantages and disadvantages of two contrasting approaches to managing energy. (15)

Health issues
Distinguish between morbidity and mortality. (4)
For one 'disease of affluence' summarise features of its global distribution. (5)
Using Fig 9 (extract from the website of a tobacco TNC) and your own knowledge, comment on the role which the transnational tobacco corporations play in influencing world health. (6)
With reference to a local case study, assess the relative importance of age, gender and wealth for the provision of health care. (15)


To remove any mistakes concerning questions (:
HOW?
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(Original post by Swimstar)
HOW?
Just smile and say thankyou. (:
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No-one in the country did the energy section looked easy though.
We did Energy! PFFFFT!

(+ Cold Environments)
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how did everyone find the skills paper today? much easier than the first exam right?
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Yes muuuuuuuuch easier, most of it was logic
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(Original post by Curran_london)
how did everyone find the skills paper today? much easier than the first exam right?
il be annoyed if i havent got 100 UMS from it
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il be annoyed if i havent got 100 UMS from it
Then prepare to be annoyed, the paper is only worth 60 UMS!
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Then prepare to be annoyed, the paper is only worth 60 UMS!

well i mean as much UMS as i can get from it :P
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(Original post by ashton.alfred)
well i mean as much UMS as i can get from it :P
No your right.

This paper is worth 60 in raw marks.

However, if you recieve full marks - your UMS will be full makrs = 100UMS.

Not literally 100UMS.

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(Original post by Kay :))
No your right.

This paper is worth 60 in raw marks.

However, if you recieve full marks - your UMS will be full makrs = 100UMS.

Not literally 100UMS.

I know how the raw mark to UMS Scale system works love the paper was worth 50 raw marks actually and it's 60 UMS (: Honestly, the other paper was 140 UMS.
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(Original post by Wezzler)
i didnt do this exam but when i was looking through grade boundaries for my other subjects i noticed geography unit 1 was only 50% for an A!! why is this, even history which is alot harder is around 65%
Well that suggests that Geography is harder because it has a lower grade boundary - I'll challenge you to tell me geography is easy after you've revised all the stuff you need to for your exams...
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(Original post by Kay :))
No your right.

This paper is worth 60 in raw marks.

However, if you recieve full marks - your UMS will be full makrs = 100UMS.

Not literally 100UMS.

I don't think that's it...the skills paper for AS and A2 is worth 60 UMS and the main paper (unit 1 or 3) are worth 140 each.
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I don't think that's it...the skills paper for AS and A2 is worth 60 UMS and the main paper (unit 1 or 3) are worth 140 each.
Yeah, I know it's just 60 UMS for the skills paper and 140 for Geog1 making 200 in total, as I said all along (:
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Yeah, I know it's just 60 UMS for the skills paper and 140 for Geog1 making 200 in total, as I said all along (:
Just thought I'd back you up :cool:
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Just thought I'd back you up :cool:
Yeah :cool: Thanks man :p:
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I thought this exam was ridiculous! I answered rivers, coasts, health and population and didn't have a clue what I was writing about. I'm just praying that the grade boundaries are as lower as previous years then we might all get A's
If the grade boundraries are set at 80% for an A then that's me with a D/E
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