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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
    Glad that question came up, spent most of last night on it!
    Better than the only other person from my college doing the paper, he hadn't bothered to go on the website and had to bull**** it :')
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    (Original post by xSazzle)
    I did
    Glad that question came up, spent most of last night on it!
    Better than the only other person from my college doing the paper, he hadn't bothered to go on the website and had to bull**** it :')
    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?
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    (Original post by andynejad)
    I wrote "chloropeth" by accident similarly, it wont matter though simply a spelling mistake, theyll know what it is.
    i honestly thought it was meant to be chloropeth!
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    Exam went pretty good

    Only problem I had was that I didn't take a look at the website. So I had to make stuff up on the 6 marker, hopefully I got at least 1 or 2 marks for it.

    Also the taxpaying question threw me a little. I wrote about how we are currently in debt, how Bangladesh becomes dependant on aid, and another point I can't remember for negatives, and then a load of positive things on the good points about aid/what the DfID are doing.

    The first two questions were good; I wrote about chloropleth maps. But the second part was quite wierd, because it only asked us to do the data for the one district.

    Last two 15 markers went really, really well.

    Hoping for an A, depending on the grade boundaries
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    the mangrove item seems largely irrelevant after that! i got in a sentence about it in the end, cos i felt bad not using it at all! :P
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    (Original post by ParkourTraceur)
    Exam went pretty good

    Only problem I had was that I didn't take a look at the website. So I had to make stuff up on the 6 marker, hopefully I got at least 1 or 2 marks for it.

    Also the taxpaying question threw me a little. I wrote about how we are currently in debt, how Bangladesh becomes dependant on aid, and another point I can't remember for negatives, and then a load of positive things on the good points about aid/what the DfID are doing.
    The first two questions were good; I wrote about chloropleth maps. But the second part was quite wierd, because it only asked us to do the data for the one district.

    Last two 15 markers went really, really well.

    Hoping for an A, depending on the grade boundaries
    one thing, maybe i'm wrong, but the taxpayer question said 'make a justification..', so i only wrote good things about using taxpayer money? is this wrong? oops.
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    (Original post by sfriday)
    one thing, maybe i'm wrong, but the taxpayer question said 'make a justification..', so i only wrote good things about using taxpayer money? is this wrong? oops.
    yeah i agree think it was just to justify, although im sure the bad points wont do any harm but yeah it asked why they should be justified. i mentioned how it would be put to good use, that we produce all the emissions and it has a bad effect on them, and then that the taxpayers money could be spent on training the people of bangladesh to work in the uk if it was needed because of the ageing workforce, simply cus that guy in booklet suggested it!
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    i thought it was ok really

    for the justification question i said:
    we as a developed country and one of the largest countries have a moral obligation
    we have specialist skills, e.g/ scuba rice
    it our globalisation that is affecting them hugely
    other countries are helping them e.g. japan so we should too
    i also said if we help them to industrialise they may become a 4th/5th generation NIC
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    That is akin to how I perceived the question as you would not justify with negatives. You could have gone down the route of some would say blah (negative) however etc.
    For the first question I went down proportional symbols as the A2 book said that cloropleth shows density and therefore must account for the size of the area. Although it then goes on to say that it was ok for % so I just stayed away just in case - proportional symbols will be fine I think.

    And I'm so annoyed with myself as I had a great Malthusian theory paragraph to bang in and I didn't never mind eh.

    Because so many people found this easier do you think the grade boundaries will shoot up ????

    Oh p.s I argued down the route of why Bangladesh should get our aid as opposed to why we should give it and the benefit to us - will this loose me too many marks ????
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    (Original post by andynejad)
    yeah i agree think it was just to justify, although im sure the bad points wont do any harm but yeah it asked why they should be justified. i mentioned how it would be put to good use, that we produce all the emissions and it has a bad effect on them, and then that the taxpayers money could be spent on training the people of bangladesh to work in the uk if it was needed because of the ageing workforce, simply cus that guy in booklet suggested it!
    same! may have accidentally come across a little xenophobic, as i said something along the lines of 'well lots migrate to the UK and find themselves in poverty and unemployment, so if we don't want this we should pay for them to sort their lives out so they can stay in bangladesh' ahaaa, came out completely wrong obviously!
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    I thought it was a decent paper apart from question 1.
    I haven't done choropleths since GCSE, and couldn't think of anything else. In the end i did coloured zones eg. Orange for 1-5 deaths. Then talked about how this gives the reader a clear comparison between the worst and least effected zones. It actually came out quite nice with the worst effected zones on the west and then reducing mainly to the west in colour.
    Anyone think i'll get away with some marks for that?
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    (Original post by Jack1993)
    I thought it was a decent paper apart from question 1.
    I haven't done choropleths since GCSE, and couldn't think of anything else. In the end i did coloured zones eg. Orange for 1-5 deaths. Then talked about how this gives the reader a clear comparison between the worst and least effected zones. It actually came out quite nice with the worst effected zones on the west and then reducing mainly to the west in colour.
    Anyone think i'll get away with some marks for that?
    yep think thats what most did, but you were only supposed to do one district, not the whole map
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    (Original post by sfriday)
    same! may have accidentally come across a little xenophobic, as i said something along the lines of 'well lots migrate to the UK and find themselves in poverty and unemployment, so if we don't want this we should pay for them to sort their lives out so they can stay in bangladesh' ahaaa, came out completely wrong obviously!
    Hahaha same!! =P well i said pressure on resources.. oops..
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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
    oh really? i did the whole map...surely they can't penalise me for that
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    (Original post by sfriday)
    one thing, maybe i'm wrong, but the taxpayer question said 'make a justification..', so i only wrote good things about using taxpayer money? is this wrong? oops.
    Yes, it was a justification. So we did have to argue that it was good.

    But I've always been taught to write both sides of the argument, so I started with the negative things, and then went on to explain about all the positive attributes, leading to the conclusion that it was a good thing overall.

    Sorry for the confusion

    EDIT; specifically, these are the points I made;

    Bad
    -Bangladesh is dependant on the aid given by the DfID, and thus it is an unsustainable method of helping.
    -In the UK, we are already massively in debt, and giving out the £129.7m to Bangladesh won't help us as a country
    -One other thing, can't remember exactly

    Good
    -It's a moral obligation; 50% live below the poverty line; unacceptable by our standards
    -Aid increases the economy/employment, leading to the multiplier effect, better infrastructure, education etc.
    -There are many bottom up approaches, that could potentially allow the community to develop by theirselves (Booklet said something about giving "tools" to the people in order to get them into employment
    -A couple of other points

    Overal conluded that it was a good thing, because the many benefits outweigh the drawbacks
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    what did you do for the choropleth map for just one district?

    i just did the whole thing except i only had a biro so had to do patterns....

    wasnt sure how you could one district unless they were just offering oyu marks for staying in the lines...
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    (Original post by chicken2)
    what did you do for the choropleth map for just one district?

    i just did the whole thing except i only had a biro so had to do patterns....

    wasnt sure how you could one district unless they were just offering oyu marks for staying in the lines...
    I used chloropleth but only did the one district....just put a key at the side and my 51-60 deaths was horizontal stripes so i just did that. Seems quite strange for 4 marks though as i did what they said but it was hardly any work tbh.
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    (Original post by Aodhán)
    Send me your email.
    You are an absolute hero, I'd of failed that exam if it wasn't for you. Much love!!

    (Original post by economics41)
    I used chloropleth but only did the one district....just put a key at the side and my 51-60 deaths was horizontal stripes so i just did that. Seems quite strange for 4 marks though as i did what they said but it was hardly any work tbh.
    I miss-read the question, spending about 20 minutes doing every district
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    (Original post by Radant)
    You are an absolute hero, I'd of failed that exam if it wasn't for you. Much love!!



    I miss-read the question, spending about 20 minutes doing every district
    You shouldn't loose any marks as you still filled in the correct region....fingers crossed!
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    Do you think i'll get marked down for not putting in quotes from the pre-release to back up my points? :confused:
 
 
 
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