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Anyone else doing this exam? I'm just starting to revise now, but I'm getting quite bogged down in case studies. Tips anyone?

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I have started to put some stuff together for this exam on my teaching site. Free to use and access. It follows the same format as the revision pages for the SDME examinations earlier this year. It will be finished over the next few weeks. Good luck with the preparation.

http://www.geographypods.com/termina...june-2013.html
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I have started to put some stuff together for this exam on my teaching site. Free to use and access. It follows the same format as the revision pages for the SDME examinations earlier this year. It will be finished over the next few weeks. Good luck with the preparation.

http://www.geographypods.com/termina...june-2013.html
Could you please create a section for case studies? I'd like to know how many I should learn for the exam, and perhaps an explanation of the mark scheme with a model answer. Thanks, I appreciate your work.
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Could you please create a section for case studies? I'd like to know how many I should learn for the exam, and perhaps an explanation of the mark scheme with a model answer. Thanks, I appreciate your work.
Will do. Still teaching my Y11's and will get material uploaded ASAP.
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I'm doing this exam, at the moment I'm putting all my notes and case studies in one note book and I'll revise case studies nearer to the exam as I'll forget figures etc
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It's worth bearing in mind that different schools use different case studies. There isn't really a one size fits all model in GCSE Geography. Having said that, a colleague has complied a list of case studies that I'll post up on geographypods next week. Don't panic if you see case studies there that you don't recognise! If you have gaps, they are suitable fillers.

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It's worth bearing in mind that different schools use different case studies. There isn't really a one size fits all model in GCSE Geography. Having said that, a colleague has complied a list of case studies that I'll post up on geographypods next week. Don't panic if you see case studies there that you don't recognise! If you have gaps, they are suitable fillers.

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Is it allowed to use the same hurricane for both the LEDC and MEDC case studies for a climatic event (Hurricane Isaac in Haiti and USA)
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Im confused how i should revise for this exam :s, any help anyone?


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Ok, case study materials added today to the top of each section (Rivers & Coasts, Hazards and Economic Development). Just finished the coasts revision section and about to resource the rivers, hazards and economic development sections over the next two weeks. Information is being added here all the time:

http://www.geographypods.com/termina...june-2013.html


If anyone is doing the SDME resit in June, there is also a page that I have set up here:
http://www.geographypods.com/june-2013.html

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You know the case studies you have provided in the website if my school is not doing the same can I still use the ones the website provided or is it best to just follow what the school is doing
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Hi S.I

Probably best to use the ones that you have studied in school. That is definitely the safest and best option.
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Thank YOU geographypods
The site is very useful I used it for the population SDME and it was incredible.
I would recommend it to all the GCSE students.
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OK, finally tonight finished the revision page for the Key Themes OCR B Exam on June 13th. It has taken ages!! - You can find it here:

http://www.geographypods.com/termina...june-2013.html

Good luck with your revision people.

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Geography Pods,
Is it possible to only revise for rivers in the rivers and coast section, and for tropical hazards in the natural hazards section?


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I really wouldn't.

OCR clearly say that they reserve the right to set two rivers questions or two coasts questions (remember you choose one out of two questions from each section). The more likely option is one rivers, one coasts ... but you never know. It would be a dangerous game to play.

In terms of your tropical storms, you may well have a scenario where they set an earthquakes question (tectonic) and a drought question (climatic) so you need to revise all case studies to cover all eventualities.

Hope that helps.

Best of luck with the revision

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I really wouldn't.

OCR clearly say that they reserve the right to set two rivers questions or two coasts questions (remember you choose one out of two questions from each section). The more likely option is one rivers, one coasts ... but you never know. It would be a dangerous game to play.

In terms of your tropical storms, you may well have a scenario where they set an earthquakes question (tectonic) and a drought question (climatic) so you need to revise all case studies to cover all eventualities.

Hope that helps.

Best of luck with the revision

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Hiya, I can't find the overall UMS grade boundaries anywhere so with the following...

54/60 UMS SDME
54/60 UMS Geographical Enquiry

How many raw marks/UMS will I need in the final exam to get an A* overall?
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108 UMS which was about 60/75 last year.


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108 UMS which was about 60/75 last year.


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Ugh so an A* then - and grade boundaries might be a little bit higher this year because of SPaG marks
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What would I need then for an A*? I got 52/60 UMS for SDME (but did re-sit the other day) and 53/60 UMS for CA.
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111 UMS, or in raw marks around 63ish.

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