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    (Original post by Aron17)
    I have already sat this exam twice, so if anyone has any questions feel fre to ask.

    how much harder did you find this exam compared to the big AS paper?
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    [QUOTE=Daniel George;42508085]any great tips you can give us in preparation - most important things etc ?

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    how much harder did you find this exam compared to the big AS paper?
    If you haven't already done so choose the 3 topics you intend to answer as soon as possible, also do the 40 marker first and leave your hardest topic till last. I would also advise everyone to do the tectonics 40 mark question, assuming that they have learnt about it, as it usually the easiest question and there are only certain questions they can ask you about. Hope this helped, if you want to know anything else just ask.


    As for whether this exam is harder than the big AS paper, I would say it is harder but not substantially harder. If you got a good grade in the AS paper you should be able to do the same in this exam.
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    (Original post by Daniel George)
    any great tips you can give us in preparation - most important things etc ?



    If you haven't already done so choose the 3 topics you intend to answer as soon as possible, also do the 40 marker first and leave your hardest topic till last. I would also advise everyone to do the tectonics 40 mark question, assuming that they have learnt about it, as it usually the easiest question and there are only certain questions they can ask you about. Hope this helped, if you want to know anything else just ask.


    As for whether this exam is harder than the big AS paper, I would say it is harder but not substantially harder. If you got a good grade in the AS paper you should be able to do the same in this exam.
    thank you! what stuff should i learn in depth to answer the 40 mark tectonics essay? is it sufficient to know two case studies of earthquakes in contrasting medc and ledc?

    i got 125/140 but really worried abt this paper! also how should i prepare for the paper 4b evaluation paper?

    I was actually hoping to do a human 40 mark as i been getting above 30 in those in class... but i may change..

    thank you
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    Also guys do you think its okay for me to have chile as my MEDC earthquake and Haiti as my LEDC earthquake?

    these are the ones we learnt in school
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    (Original post by Aron17)
    I have already sat this exam twice, so if anyone has any questions feel fre to ask.
    thank you! what stuff should i learn in depth to answer the 40 mark tectonics essay? is it sufficient to know two case studies of earthquakes in contrasting medc and ledc?

    i got 125/140 but really worried abt this paper! also how should i prepare for the paper 4b evaluation paper?

    I was actually hoping to do a human 40 mark as i been getting above 30 in those in class... but i may change..

    thank you
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    (Original post by emah123)
    thank you! what stuff should i learn in depth to answer the 40 mark tectonics essay? is it sufficient to know two case studies of earthquakes in contrasting medc and ledc?

    i got 125/140 but really worried abt this paper! also how should i prepare for the paper 4b evaluation paper?

    I was actually hoping to do a human 40 mark as i been getting above 30 in those in class... but i may change..

    thank you
    For the 40 mark tectonics question I would recommend focusing on hazards, impacts, preparedness and the theory of plate tectonics also I would say it is sufficient to know two case studies from medc's and ledc's, for both volcanos and earthquakes.

    For the 4b paper I never sat that I done 4a, sorry I can't help you with that.

    If you are good at doing human topics for the 40 marker then do that, it's just personally I always feel the tectonics questions are much easier and so did most of the people in my class, but if human is what your best at then do that.
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    (Original post by emah123)
    thank you! what stuff should i learn in depth to answer the 40 mark tectonics essay? is it sufficient to know two case studies of earthquakes in contrasting medc and ledc?

    i got 125/140 but really worried abt this paper! also how should i prepare for the paper 4b evaluation paper?

    I was actually hoping to do a human 40 mark as i been getting above 30 in those in class... but i may change..

    thank you
    I've got a feeling that the tectonics 40 mkr could be weird this year. I recon they could potentially ask something about 'tectonic events can bring positive impacts' to what extent do u agree. (40) not come up or something u could revise to make ure answer stand out


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    (Original post by jacktomos95)
    I've got a feeling that the tectonics 40 mkr could be weird this year. I recon they could potentially ask something about 'tectonic events can bring positive impacts' to what extent do u agree. (40) not come up or something u could revise to make ure answer stand out


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    I don't think I can even think of one positive to that question lol


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    (Original post by Gary)
    I don't think I can even think of one positive to that question lol


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    It probably won't be so one sided like that because it is not covered in spec, but a chief examiner report said clever candidates will show an awareness and be able to include it.

    So positive impacts you could talk about....

    Mineralisation- land becoming more useful from sulphur dioxide

    Tourism- geysers, volcanoes ext

    Agricultural land- fertile, terracing slopes ext.

    Incorporate examples and some figures to show u can 'think like a geographer' so u can access top marks


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    (Original post by jacktomos95)
    It probably won't be so one sided like that because it is not covered in spec, but a chief examiner report said clever candidates will show an awareness and be able to include it.

    So positive impacts you could talk about....

    Mineralisation- land becoming more useful from sulphur dioxide

    Tourism- geysers, volcanoes ext

    Agricultural land- fertile, terracing slopes ext.

    Incorporate examples and some figures to show u can 'think like a geographer' so u can access top marks


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    well. this question will seriously suck...

    how's revision going? I feel so unconfident arghh
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    Anyone have the January 2013 QP and MS they can share or send to me? Thanks


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    too many case studies to learn!! i hate this exam.
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    (Original post by Gary)
    Anyone have the January 2013 QP and MS they can share or send to me? Thanks


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    Apparently we are not allowed to send each other the question paper or mark scheme according to someone on this thread :confused: I know, what a buzz kill...you have to ask your teacher I am afraid..:cool:
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    (Original post by SamEastie)
    too many case studies to learn!! i hate this exam.
    yeah I know, but if you just bullet point the relevant points its not so bad - I'm struggling to remember all the key facts - to be honest, the essay questions that got the highest marks are just full of case study knowledge :cool: arghhh
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    (Original post by SamEastie)
    too many case studies to learn!! i hate this exam.
    same! which topics you doing and which case studies?
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    (Original post by Jade10128)
    same! which topics you doing and which case studies?
    can I join? bored and fancy chatting about case study shizzle - I'm doing:

    plate tectonics - case studies: mt etna, mt nyrigongo, boxing day tsunami (sorry for my originality) haiti and l'aquila

    conflicts - case studies: orange revolution, kurdistan, palistinian israeli conflict, congo conflict and Afghanistan

    ecostystems - sheffield blue loop, heather moorlands, rainforests (fragile environments) and deep water horizon

    what about you? and yes, I still hardly know them - dear oh dear! and my originality is shocking....
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    (Original post by Daniel George)
    can I join? bored and fancy chatting about case study shizzle - I'm doing:

    plate tectonics - case studies: mt etna, mt nyrigongo, boxing day tsunami (sorry for my originality) haiti and l'aquila

    conflicts - case studies: orange revolution, kurdistan, palistinian israeli conflict, congo conflict and Afghanistan

    ecostystems - sheffield blue loop, heather moorlands, rainforests (fragile environments) and deep water horizon

    what about you? and yes, I still hardly know them - dear oh dear! and my originality is shocking....
    im only doing the tectonics option the same as you and im doing:
    earthquakes- kashmir 2005, tohuku 2011
    volcanoes- mnt st helens, etna montserrat
    tsunami- boxing day indian ocean (i too am original)

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    (Original post by Jade10128)
    im only doing the tectonics option the same as you and im doing:
    earthquakes- kashmir 2005, tohuku 2011
    volcanoes- mnt st helens, etna montserrat
    tsunami- boxing day indian ocean (i too am original)

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    oh I missed out Montserrat yet I have decided to only revise two volcanoe case studies as it seems more practical to know two well than three not so well How're things going for you? I have a mock tomorrow yarn..
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    (Original post by Daniel George)
    oh I missed out Montserrat yet I have decided to only revise two volcanoe case studies as it seems more practical to know two well than three not so well How're things going for you? I have a mock tomorrow yarn..
    I'm doing one LEDC and one MEDC in detail, then a couple of very general knowledge (just to drop them in the essay here and there as additionals)
    I had my mock tectonics essay today, the structured questions on friday - I think it went ok, certainly not great though.
    Revision is going ok, I know I shouldn't but I'm focusing slightly more on tectonics as I feel sure I will answer the 40 marker on that in the exam.
    My other two topics are weather (which I find most difficult) and World Cities which is alright.
    How is your revision going? And how are you going about it?
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    Anyone doing Ecosystems who could help answer a question on Psammoseres?
 
 
 
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