AQA AS Geography Unit 2 24th Jan

Announcements Posted on
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hi guys is there any other people who are sitting this exam and have any ideas for what the questions could be? My teacher wasn't very helpful in giving me predictions
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    It could be literally anything I guess. Our class was split in predicting whether it would be about rivers or population for that half. What do you want it to be?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I would prefer it to be physical because I enjoy that a lot more. I wouldn't mind it on human geography but my class are split on which they think its going to be aswell
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I'm confused. Isn't Unit 2 the Geographical Skills paper?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Lumen)
    I'm confused. Isn't Unit 2 the Geographical Skills paper?
    Yeah it is, but the first question is going to have a context from either Rivers or Population Change. Basically all the graphs and charts etc are all going to be based on one of these areas.

    Second question is the fieldwork, which is quite straightforward as long as you have learnt it all inside out..
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by coolcric321)
    Yeah it is, but the first question is going to have a context from either Rivers or Population Change. Basically all the graphs and charts etc are all going to be based on one of these areas.

    Second question is the fieldwork, which is quite straightforward as long as you have learnt it all inside out..
    Oh I see. Sorry, I was having a stupid moment.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    How has everyone revised for this exam?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Our teacher recommended we spend 80% of our time revising our fieldwork notes. I found it difficult to know what to revise in terms of question 1 short of again going through all the theory on Population and Rivers. I would recommend getting familiar with (Population) Demographic Transition Model, population pyramids and (Rivers) landforms etc.

    I've tried the past paper and they seem relatively straightforward but there are some tricky questions. I recommend going through those for revision.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I think if its human, its less likely to be theory related, more describing and explaining graphs, but if its physical, it'll have more about rivers and stuff...i hope its population for that reason:/ I also found some stuff in the past papers we weren't taught, like standard deviation, qualitative and quantatitive data... i hope they wont come up again!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Make sure you know your case studies - particulary for the re-branding part!
    Also, fieldwork and research DESCRIBE DESCRIBE DESCRIBE! Include primary and secondary! Different sources! GIS, newspaper articles - which ones? The Echo, local press' etc. Also fieldwork - surverys, environmental quality graphs, litter count, traffic count, house prices survery, sand dune measuring, bi-polar survery. Secondary data - Census! 2001 - 2011 not available yet - could say it wasn't reliable because it's 10 years out of date!

    Good luck everyone!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Lottie18)
    Make sure you know your case studies - particulary for the re-branding part!
    Also, fieldwork and research DESCRIBE DESCRIBE DESCRIBE! Include primary and secondary! Different sources! GIS, newspaper articles - which ones? The Echo, local press' etc. Also fieldwork - surverys, environmental quality graphs, litter count, traffic count, house prices survery, sand dune measuring, bi-polar survery. Secondary data - Census! 2001 - 2011 not available yet - could say it wasn't reliable because it's 10 years out of date!

    Good luck everyone!
    What is a GIS?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by sophxoxo)
    What is a GIS?
    Google earth - satalite imaging!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Ok. Any tips on answer structure?
    Are we free to make diagrams and present our answers like an article?
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    its most likely to be on rivers :'( it goes in a pattern but hopefully this years paper will be an anomoly the lowest needed for an A is 33 while highest is 35 from 2009 onwards... for 100 ums u need atleast 40-43 its changes... good luck everyone
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by thepastpaper)
    its most likely to be on rivers :'( it goes in a pattern but hopefully this years paper will be an anomoly the lowest needed for an A is 33 while highest is 35 from 2009 onwards... for 100 ums u need atleast 40-43 its changes... good luck everyone
    Last year you needed to get 48 out of 60 to get an A..
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Last years exam was on rivers, so its more likely to be population if they follow the usual trend.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Harry.K)
    Last year you needed to get 48 out of 60 to get an A..
    The paper is out of 50, in June last year you needed 43/50 for an A
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I'm still stuck on the questions like hat was the aim/purpose of your investigation, any help?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    has everyone prepared there answers for the fieldwork section?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    i got a B in the mock, but my teacher was not clear as to the boundaries. does anyone have june/jan 2011 grade boundaries? thnx
 
 
 
Write a reply… Reply
Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: May 26, 2012
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Today on TSR
Poll
How are you feeling about doing A-levels?
Useful resources

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.