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Anyone else doing the GCSE Edexcel: Geography A1 (Geographical Skills) exam on Tuesday? I couldn't find any threads about this.

Also, I'm new here so I have no idea what I'm doing haha.
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Anyone else doing the GCSE Edexcel: Geography A1 (Geographical Skills) exam on Tuesday? I couldn't find any threads about this.

Also, I'm new here so I have no idea what I'm doing haha.
I am and I'm in no way prepared.

I hate Unit 1 - the Maps Skills questions are so annoying and The Challenges for the Planet questions always want too specific answering.
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I am and I'm in no way prepared.

I hate Unit 1 - the Maps Skills questions are so annoying and The Challenges for the Planet questions always want too specific answering.
Yeah, I've been told to go straight to the challenges to the planet section, and go to the Map Skills at the end.

I'm NOT prepared either... not to mention the A2 and A3 units
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Yeah, I've been told to go straight to the challenges to the planet section, and go to the Map Skills at the end.

I'm NOT prepared either... not to mention the A2 and A3 units
I might do that also, I'm trying to learn as much as I can of Section B (Challenges for the Planet) so I can ace that incase I fail any of the Map Skills section. I'm expecting nothing more than C, maybe a lucky B and I'm relying on A2 and A3 and coursework to get a decent grade. Although I think I'm probably going to fail Unit 2 as well. I think I'll do okay in Unit 3 as I just learnt A3 in Year 11 where as A1 and A2 I learnt in Year 10.

I've decided to rely on video clips for revision for A2 and A3 (since I won't have time to revise using a revision guide and the video clips are more quick and easy). If you would like links to some of the clips feel free to ask.
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I might do that also, I'm trying to learn as much as I can of Section B (Challenges for the Planet) so I can ace that incase I fail any of the Map Skills section. I'm expecting nothing more than C, maybe a lucky B and I'm relying on A2 and A3 and coursework to get a decent grade. Although I think I'm probably going to fail Unit 2 as well. I think I'll do okay in Unit 3 as I just learnt A3 in Year 11 where as A1 and A2 I learnt in Year 10.

I've decided to rely on video clips for revision for A2 and A3 (since I won't have time to revise using a revision guide and the video clips are more quick and easy). If you would like links to some of the clips feel free to ask.
Yeah, the reason my teacher said go to section B first, is because so many people spend too long on the map skills section, and don't have enough time to complete section B.

My coursework is at 40/50? My teacher never told me the grade that I got, but I'm guessing an A?
Also, I'm predicted an A - which is never going to happen LMAO.

Yeah, the videos would be so useful, thanks!
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I might do that also, I'm trying to learn as much as I can of Section B (Challenges for the Planet) so I can ace that incase I fail any of the Map Skills section. I'm expecting nothing more than C, maybe a lucky B and I'm relying on A2 and A3 and coursework to get a decent grade. Although I think I'm probably going to fail Unit 2 as well. I think I'll do okay in Unit 3 as I just learnt A3 in Year 11 where as A1 and A2 I learnt in Year 10.

I've decided to rely on video clips for revision for A2 and A3 (since I won't have time to revise using a revision guide and the video clips are more quick and easy). If you would like links to some of the clips feel free to ask.
Yeah I agree clips are easier to learn from! Please supply me with a link to these for A2 please, I've done enough revision for Tuesday's A1 exam
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Yeah, the reason my teacher said go to section B first, is because so many people spend too long on the map skills section, and don't have enough time to complete section B.

My coursework is at 40/50? My teacher never told me the grade that I got, but I'm guessing an A?
Also, I'm predicted an A - which is never going to happen LMAO.

Yeah, the videos would be so useful, thanks!
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Yeah I agree clips are easier to learn from! Please supply me with a link to these for A2 please, I've done enough revision for Tuesday's A1 exam
Geography A1

Map Skills Section A
Map Skills (Bitesize)
Map Skills (Very Useful PowerPoint)

Challenges for the Planet Section B
Global Warming
Causes of Climate Change
Climate Change Effects
Managing Climate Change (PDF)
Air Pollution and Congestion Charge Schemes

Geography A2

Coastal Landscapes
Coastal Processes
Coastal Landforms
Coastal Management
Coasts Case Study (Bitesize Page 3 and 4)

River Landscapes
River Processes
River Landforms
Flooding Causes and Effects
Flood Defence
Floodplains and Levees
Rivers Case Studies (PDF Scans from Revision Guide)

Tectonic Activity
Introduction to Tectonics
Tectonic Plate Boundaries and Distribution
Earthquake Case Study 1 - Mexico
Earthquake Case Study 2 - Mount St Helens
Hotspots
Prediction and Prevention of Earthquakes (Bitesize)

Watery World
World Water Supply
HIC Water Management and Case Study (Bitesize Page 5 and 6)

Geography A3

Haven't looked for any videos or resources for A3 yet, but once I find some I'll edit this post and post the links here.
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Thanks so much!
Do you have anything on wasteful world? We're doing that instead of Watery World.
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Thanks so much!
Do you have anything on wasteful world? We're doing that instead of Watery World.
Some of these videos might help: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/cl...ollution.shtml

Also theres plenty of information about waste in HICs and LICs + recycling on Bitesize: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebit...ion_rev1.shtml

That's all I could find but hopefully they help.
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Some of these videos might help: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/cl...ollution.shtml

Also theres plenty of information about waste in HICs and LICs + recycling on Bitesize: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebit...ion_rev1.shtml

That's all I could find but hopefully they help.
You're so kind thanks!
I'm pretty much all set for section B now, I just need to go over a few things on the effects of climate change and I will HOPEFULLY have enough information to get through the exam tomorrow!

Good luck!
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You're so kind thanks!
I'm pretty much all set for section B now, I just need to go over a few things on the effects of climate change and I will HOPEFULLY have enough information to get through the exam tomorrow!

Good luck!
It's okay.

Same, I've watched loads of videos and also revised the whole section of the revision guide (only 4/5 pages) for Challenges for the Planet. Here's hoping that's enough to get a good grade and I remember it all! Let's hope the Maps section isn't too difficult either.

Thank you and good luck to yourself too.
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It's okay.

Same, I've watched loads of videos and also revised the whole section of the revision guide (only 4/5 pages) for Challenges for the Planet. Here's hoping that's enough to get a good grade and I remember it all! Let's hope the Maps section isn't too difficult either.

Thank you and good luck to yourself too.
Section B was such a relief! But section A... I have lost so many marks haha.
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What did everyone put for the direction the photograph was taken from? The very first question... And the reason for it? I was clueless :facepalm:

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What did everyone put for the direction the photograph was taken from? The very first question... And the reason for it? I was clueless :facepalm:

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I put North east and because it was behind a settlement or something like that! LOL! I have done appalling on this paper.

What did you put for the distance it asked you for? I put 5.5 lol...

I used the word, 'approximately' like 20 times haha.
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I put the south west because of the fields in the photograph and the white spaces in the map.
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I put south West because to the Sw on the map there was trees with a settlement right adjacent, like in the image.. And for the distance I got exactly 5km?

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I put south West because to the Sw on the map there was trees with a settlement right adjacent, like in the image.. And for the distance I got exactly 5km?

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My ruler was on 10.5? Hopefully they'll allow 1 either way.
I hope I can make it up with A2 and A3, as well as good coursework.
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Section B was such a relief! But section A... I have lost so many marks haha.
When I saw today's paper I wanted to kiss it, Section B was like every dream question put together. I think I got maybe a B, even an A grade! :eek: I loved that easy 9 marker!

Section A wasn't too bad, maybe my eyes were deceiving me but there seemed to be a lot less stuff on the OS Map, and the OS Map questions such as distance and locating the Information Point grid reference/finding the Camp Site on that grid reference were a lot more simple than I was expecting. That 6 marker was great also since it didn't involve any OS Map use thank god. I just waffled about using historical maps and records to detect changes and effects.

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I put North east and because it was behind a settlement or something like that! LOL! I have done appalling on this paper.

What did you put for the distance it asked you for? I put 5.5 lol...

I used the word, 'approximately' like 20 times haha.
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I put the south west because of the fields in the photograph and the white spaces in the map.
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I put south West because to the Sw on the map there was trees with a settlement right adjacent, like in the image.. And for the distance I got exactly 5km?

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I put South West also. My reason was because there was 'linear housing' like in the picture. I had no idea what else to write. :ahee:
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Even if we failed guys, remember the UMS!
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When I saw today's paper I wanted to kiss it, Section B was like every dream question put together. I think I got maybe a B, even an A grade! :eek: I loved that easy 9 marker!

Section A wasn't too bad, maybe my eyes were deceiving me but there seemed to be a lot less stuff on the OS Map, and the OS Map questions such as distance and locating the Information Point grid reference/finding the Camp Site on that grid reference were a lot more simple than I was expecting. That 6 marker was great also since it didn't involve any OS Map use thank god. I just waffled about using historical maps and records to detect changes and effects.







I put South West also. My reason was because there was 'linear housing' like in the picture. I had no idea what else to write. :ahee:

I have a feeling it was south west...
Maybe they'll be nice and give me the mark for explaining why I thought that.
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