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Edexcel A level Geography - Unit 3 Pre-release topic watch

  • View Poll Results: What topic is the synoptic part of the paper going to be on?
    Energy security
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    Water conflicts
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    Biodiversity
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    Superpowers
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    Development
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    How many topics are you revising for the section A?

    Is it too risky to learn just two? say...energy and water
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    (Original post by mischka_tay)
    How many topics are you revising for the section A?

    Is it too risky to learn just two? say...energy and water
    People say that...but I am taking my chances and revising 2: Water and Tech fix. My reasoning is that if you know the whole topic via in-depth revision then you shouldnt need to have a back up, and if you go through the spec then there will be no suprise.
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    (Original post by TheRockMaster)
    People say that...but I am taking my chances and revising 2: Water and Tech fix. My reasoning is that if you know the whole topic via in-depth revision then you shouldnt need to have a back up, and if you go through the spec then there will be no suprise.
    Same...Energy and Superpowers are my two...
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    Hello,

    Can I ask you guys a question about the essay. When it says links it with other topics throughout - how do you put that in there do you say this links with biodiversity .... or do you just use keywords from the topics?? Or have I got no clue???

    Thank you x
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    (Original post by fathead_09)
    Hello,

    Can I ask you guys a question about the essay. When it says links it with other topics throughout - how do you put that in there do you say this links with biodiversity .... or do you just use keywords from the topics?? Or have I got no clue???

    Thank you x
    When, according to me it does not have to be direct link. If you look at the pre-release it references to Water security issues with the climate as well as the amount of water needed for the tourism developpment projects (Plan Azur).

    It links to biodiversity as well- ECOREGIONS.

    A typical sentence may be:

    The Plan Azur tourism development will also affect water security issues. The Maghreb region...suffering from water stress due to climate...using more water will just put further stress upon the water sucurity.

    Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by TheRockMaster)
    http://www.mei.edu/Portals/0/Publica...%20Maghreb.pdf

    H~ere is some info on the migration, which I think is important in depletion of work force.

    This also links in well with the synoptic link of Lee's push and pull factors in unit 1: EU is a strong pull factor for people migrating and terrorism is a strong push factor.
    Thanks for this!!
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    I know this thread is about the pre release section b, but does anyone have any feelings on what kind of area the questions of section a are gonna be on? Im gonna be doing energy and water if anyone can help pleeeaasseee?

    Knowing what questions came up on the last paper would be helpful but edexcel need you to login on their site to download the past paper from jan!
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    (Original post by caliper)
    I know this thread is about the pre release section b, but does anyone have any feelings on what kind of area the questions of section a are gonna be on? Im gonna be doing energy and water if anyone can help pleeeaasseee?
    i know the exact feeling, i think generally the section a questions are generally similarish from year to year? [don't take this as gospel]. i think the best advice is to just know the topics in side out, back to front and upside down so you're covered for all eventualities and have maybe 2 or 3 case studies for each section.

    January 2011 energy wasn't in the section a because the pre release was on it but water was:

    a) suggest possible concequences for people and the environment of the projected changes in water withdrawals
    b) using examples assess the role of named players in securing water supplies

    June 2010

    Water Conflicts:
    a)explain how human interferance in the water cycle can affect water avaliability
    b)using named examples assess the potential for water supply to become a conflict.

    Energy Security
    a)Sugget the possible environmental consequences opf the changes in electricity consumption shown (from the resource)
    b)assess the degree of uncertainty over the future global sources of energy supply.

    January 2010

    Water Conflicts
    a) explain how pyhsical and human factors have contributed to the variation in water scarcity shown
    b)using named examples assess the contribution of large scale water management projects in increaseing water security

    Energy Security
    a)explain why oil security in the areas shown could lead to high economic and environmental costs.
    b)assess the relative importance of named players in the global supply of energy.

    sorry there's no resources or MS but i'm not too sure how to load them up through pdf ect.

    We went through Jan 2010 Energy Security in class and my teachers said that when any questions mention key players ALWAYS include the consumers because they are the players that are always left out according to the examiners report yet they play a key role in demanding supply from TNCs/Government companies/trade blocs ect.

    Hope this helps!!!
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    Looking at the last Q about futures anybody got any other ideas for this essay plan?

    To what extent will tourism play a part in morocco's future development?

    Big role - Technological leapfrogging. Foregin investment= better infastructure. Good travel routes, could become global hub. Re investment into social reform.

    Limiting role - Over estimate capacity (Taghazout closed) Plan azur and foregin investment is neo colonialism, leaking economy and high dependancy rates. Not environmentally sustainable. (Compare to Masai Mara)

    Any other points ? thanks
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    (Original post by TheRockMaster)
    Is there no chance of attaching either?
    Sorry to be a pain but its that desperate...
    If its not too long then maybe its small enough to be attached, there should be a paper clip when you reply to the message with quote
    I've nearly finished making a pack of spider diagrams on key words you can have it once I'm done x
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    Here's a question...

    How is the development gap being closed?

    These are all I can think of right now:

    Top down approaches -->
    debt cancellation
    improving prices for commodities such as oil
    diversification of economies to tourism
    plan azur (in a way)
    FDI
    trade liberalisation

    Bottom up approaches -->
    perhaps vision 2010's promotion of urban tourism (jobs) (not all money will go abroad)
    fair trade

    what are your ideas?
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    (Original post by englica)
    Here's a question...

    How is the development gap being closed?

    These are all I can think of right now:

    Top down approaches -->
    debt cancellation
    improving prices for commodities such as oil
    diversification of economies to tourism
    plan azur (in a way)
    FDI
    trade liberalisation

    Bottom up approaches -->
    perhaps vision 2010's promotion of urban tourism (jobs) (not all money will go abroad)
    fair trade

    what are your ideas?
    With Plan azur you could mention the Gardens of Mogador scheme + eco tourism.
    Liberalising laws as well as trade. Consumerism. Growing middle class. Trade unions eg GAFTA union for the Med. Travel links.
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    (Original post by ben05)
    With Plan azur you could mention the Gardens of Mogador scheme + eco tourism.
    Liberalising laws as well as trade. Consumerism. Growing middle class. Trade unions eg GAFTA union for the Med. Travel links.
    Thanks,

    what is the gardens of mogador scheme?
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    (Original post by englica)
    Thanks,

    what is the gardens of mogador scheme?
    "One of the more environmentally sustainable projects is Mogador. One of the green initiatives includes the establishment of a tree nursery containing 4,000 trees and 400,000 seedlings, to create food for the complex, thus showing an improved food security. They have also introduced a new species of grass in the area; this grass needs little water consumption, thus making a sustainable water future for the area. Moreover, the Gardens of Mogador filter is a project to recover and purify the wastewater from the city, this shows that Plan Azur is improving the lives of local people as well as boosting tourism."
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    (Original post by ben05)
    "One of the more environmentally sustainable projects is Mogador. One of the green initiatives includes the establishment of a tree nursery containing 4,000 trees and 400,000 seedlings, to create food for the complex, thus showing an improved food security. They have also introduced a new species of grass in the area; this grass needs little water consumption, thus making a sustainable water future for the area. Moreover, the Gardens of Mogador filter is a project to recover and purify the wastewater from the city, this shows that Plan Azur is improving the lives of local people as well as boosting tourism."
    Thanks! That looks like a quote, would you mind telling me where you got it from?
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    (Original post by englica)
    Thanks! That looks like a quote, would you mind telling me where you got it from?
    Myself haha, er i read it online i will try and have a look for you
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    (Original post by ben05)
    Myself haha, er i read it online i will try and have a look for you
    haha, ok, thanks
    you sound like a textbook
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    (Original post by englica)
    Here's a question...

    How is the development gap being closed?

    These are all I can think of right now:

    Top down approaches -->
    debt cancellation
    improving prices for commodities such as oil
    diversification of economies to tourism
    plan azur (in a way)
    FDI
    trade liberalisation

    Bottom up approaches -->
    perhaps vision 2010's promotion of urban tourism (jobs) (not all money will go abroad)
    fair trade

    what are your ideas?
    Hey would you be able to explain trade liberalisation in relation to the Maghreb? would be much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    And if you guys want I have a presentation for reasons of the development gap, you may already know about it but I just love sharing lol
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    (Original post by TheRockMaster)
    Hey would you be able to explain trade liberalisation in relation to the Maghreb? would be much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    And if you guys want I have a presentation for reasons of the development gap, you may already know about it but I just love sharing lol
    Trade liberalisation, or free trade, enables the Maghreb to trade with more countries, thus widening their market. It should help expand the economies and make them stronger. By joining certain trade blocks and organisations the Maghreb is able to do this. Eg. Morocco wants to join the EU.

    Of course, there are also downsides to trade liberalisation. Many of the larger countries will have TNCs that the smaller Maghreb countries simply cannot compete with.

    Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by TheRockMaster)
    Hey would you be able to explain trade liberalisation in relation to the Maghreb? would be much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    And if you guys want I have a presentation for reasons of the development gap, you may already know about it but I just love sharing lol
    That presentation would be much appreciated!
 
 
 
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