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    (Original post by Sqphie)
    Do you think i'll get marked down for not putting in quotes from the pre-release to back up my points? :confused:
    i'd really be surprised - especially as they encouraged us to carry out further research. i didnt put too many in, but i did put them in at times, but again i doubt it.
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    i was gonna use pens and pencils for the map but then i realised the paper might be scanned in as black and white so i decided to do patterns instead. I spoke out of my arse for every question though, literally, the taxpayers money question i answered in a sympathy riddled paragraph. I reckon that if i said it aloud it would have been perfect for one of those charity adverts on tv that make you feel bad and donate.
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    (Original post by sfriday)
    well that was interesting! anyone else do a choropleth??
    I did, I did!
    Was nervous at first when seeing the first question (bad memories of pie charts from January's Belfast paper - ugh), and thought I'd read the question extra carefully to understand. Noticed that it said figure 1 in the title, so had a glance at the diagram and knew I had to do a chloropleth map. I left it out and did all the questions, and went back to it and did a little colouring in time at the end. :3
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    (Original post by goerigi)
    i really thought this exam was decent there werent any obscure questions either did anyone here write about scuba rice?

    I did. Since my teacher put so much of a stress on it, I thought I should mention it or fear his wrath.
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    (Original post by andynejad)
    what did people put for the uk taxpayers one?

    Taxpayers? Talked about random things e.g. Medical care, stress on food in UK, migration and future costs for refugees, benefits of advanced societies producing less reliant society e.g. fewer costs in the long term. Education, resolving issues and how increasing education and flood defences etc. will decrease the need for migration causing no strains on housing, food, employment in the UK.
    I wrote a bit more, but I forget easily.
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    Was it just me or did people find that a lot better than January? Finally AQA got something right!
    It was very open to whatever, and your own background came in useful. In past papers I have found that sometimes this unit appears more like a maths paper than an actual Geography one! Spearman rank, pie charts. Will admit, didn't despise question one.

    I've always called that map a "chloropleth map", apparently I'm wrong. (':
    Also, missed out the map question and website one to begin with (thought I'd crack on with the longer ones first), so tackled the 10 marker. Upon finishing it I thought I'd done the most difficult question, so moved on to the next, a 15 marker. Did the same thing, 15 marker again? First time I've seen that, but I particularly liked those questions, because they were very much down to individual research. In study leave, people sitting 4B came in to revise that, guess it paid off because everyone understood it and felt it went well.

    At the end I went back to the maps (and website question) and had a little colouring in time. I didn't realise you only needed to do one region, it seemed too little for 4 marks, so I did the whole thing, key and all. I had 30 minutes left at the end anyway, so filled it out by doing that and writing 15 markers even more in the bits where it tells you to turn over or that it's the end of the question. I feel sorry for the person marking my exam, my writing is TINY, let alone by doing that, my bad!
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    (Original post by lizolove)
    Was it just me or did people find that a lot better than January? Finally AQA got something right!
    It was very open to whatever, and your own background came in useful. In past papers I have found that sometimes this unit appears more like a maths paper than an actual Geography one! Spearman rank, pie charts. Will admit, didn't despise question one.

    I've always called that map a "chloropleth map", apparently I'm wrong. (':
    Also, missed out the map question and website one to begin with (thought I'd crack on with the longer ones first), so tackled the 10 marker. Upon finishing it I thought I'd done the most difficult question, so moved on to the next, a 15 marker. Did the same thing, 15 marker again? First time I've seen that, but I particularly liked those questions, because they were very much down to individual research. In study leave, people sitting 4B came in to revise that, guess it paid off because everyone understood it and felt it went well.

    At the end I went back to the maps (and website question) and had a little colouring in time. I didn't realise you only needed to do one region, it seemed too little for 4 marks, so I did the whole thing, key and all. I had 30 minutes left at the end anyway, so filled it out by doing that and writing 15 markers even more in the bits where it tells you to turn over or that it's the end of the question. I feel sorry for the person marking my exam, my writing is TINY, let alone by doing that, my bad!
    Lol that's good, I love that you decided what the question asked wasn't worth the marks it allocated, so you did your own
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    (Original post by lizolove)
    Taxpayers? Talked about random things e.g. Medical care, stress on food in UK, migration and future costs for refugees, benefits of advanced societies producing less reliant society e.g. fewer costs in the long term. Education, resolving issues and how increasing education and flood defences etc. will decrease the need for migration causing no strains on housing, food, employment in the UK.
    I wrote a bit more, but I forget easily.
    Urgh, i saw that question and just thought 'awkwardddd' - last week in geography revision we had this discussion, and i was firmly on the side of 'we shouldn't spend taxpayers money in Bangladesh' ahah so i wrote 15 marks of the biggest load of bull****, sounded like some charity advert
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    (Original post by sfriday)
    Lol that's good, I love that you decided what the question asked wasn't worth the marks it allocated, so you did your own
    I had time to kill, had no more space to write in the answer booklet, had finished all of the questions and had half an hour or something left, so decided to do that. Happy times. I had fun. I was sitting there creating patterns. :P

    It did seem weird though, didn't it? 4 marks for that?! I thought I must have read it incorrectly, so did it all.
    Hey, they can't mark you down for it provided you did the right key for the right area. (;
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    (Original post by sfriday)
    Urgh, i saw that question and just thought 'awkwardddd' - last week in geography revision we had this discussion, and i was firmly on the side of 'we shouldn't spend taxpayers money in Bangladesh' ahah so i wrote 15 marks of the biggest load of bull****, sounded like some charity advert

    I started off with general ideas, and then starting thinking "The British should be charitable" and thought, nope, I'll start rambling. It was a weird question, because there really were no right or wrong answers as long as you can justify them!
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    (Original post by sfriday)
    yep think thats what most did, but you were only supposed to do one district, not the whole map
    Really! As if the question wasn't annoying enough, they went and made it illogical lol. Hope i don't a limited amount of marks for that mistake.
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    I wrote about located bars but I didn't read the bit which said you actually had to draw it on the map!! I don't know how i did it...I think it was because I was majorly panicking when I saw the question as I wasn't expecting it. How many marks will i lose for not drawing on the graph??
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    the graph was like 4 marks, so you wont lose much!
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    (Original post by Josh.Holloway)
    the graph was like 4 marks, so you wont lose much!
    Oh right, thanks so much! That makes me feel a little better...I'm still annoyed that I so stupidly missed it though. Ah well I have to forget it now and hopefully I won't be affected too much by it as I found the rest of the paper alright.
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    Geography out of the way, not sure my hand will ever recover...
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    (Original post by wiggers)
    Geography out of the way, not sure my hand will ever recover...
    You want to try having Philosophy and Ethics on a Monday morning!
    2 individual exams, 1.5 hours each. 19 pages I wrote. Then had the joy of Geography the next day (12 odd pages). Thanks AQA. ):
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    I did a choropleth map too for 4 marks but I also did the whole map as well!

    Considering its worth 4 marks did they want proportional circles instead? ( circles needs measurements and a key) ????
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    (Original post by lizolove)
    You want to try having Philosophy and Ethics on a Monday morning!
    2 individual exams, 1.5 hours each. 19 pages I wrote. Then had the joy of Geography the next day (12 odd pages). Thanks AQA. ):
    SAME! Why why whyyy Ahah
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    Was pleased with this exam, missed the one in January so I was relieved that it wasn't too hard...although the taxpayer's money question was strange. Made a complete mess off the first question though
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    (Original post by goerigi)
    yeah my 'ahem' revision was packed into yesterday evening xD ive had core 3&4 this week and ofc the geog3 paper. core 4 was the thursday afternoon :3 luckily my geogrpahy teachers are awesome so they had given us all of the relevent stuff like scuba rice and education of women about cylclones i read through all of the booklet and scuba rice stuff yesterday, i figured that scuba rice was quite likely so i read it through a few times! so glad it came up :O and how comes there was only two of you? do you have an ultra small class or something?
    Same! Geog3 was most important and I had core 4 on thursday too so 4B revision was crammed into thursday night :')
    I did it myself though, our whole class did it in January, there was only two of us resitting :P Downside to resitting was not getting help from teachers though, had to do it all on my lonesome :')
 
 
 
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