(Original post by tgwktm)
hi wow finally someone who is doing this exam
what topics are you doing?
i'm doing earth hazards, climatic hazards, population and resources and development and inequalities.
the way i revise case studies is to write them out again by hand as bullet points, a few facts for each key part of the study and include a few figures as well (rounded up so they are easier to remember). i also think that with geography there are some questions where your geographical knowledge is key to doing well (e.g. i did a question that was based on my own knowledge and not a single cause study i learnt) so make sure you get as much experience of things as you can. read the news regularly, and make up your own case studies where possible. i did this for a few areas of earth hazards, climatic hazards and a little for development and they are a lot easier to remember and you don't have to revise them as much cause you made them yourself and researched them yourself. i have all my case studies for flooding made up from notes i took from my own research when the country had all those bad storms. i also write a blog that helps me remember case studies, i base my articles i write on essay questions or things discussed in my geography class cause it is a lot more fun than just writing an essay.
i do write practice essay questions though cause it is important to practice exam technique and also know how to apply the case studies as in a answer the case studies should back up your main points in the essay, not be the main points themselves.
very glad to find someone else who is doing ocr a2 geography, there are few of us on here apparently!
what investigation did you do for the skills paper?
I'm doing pop and resources, development and inequalities and earth hazards also
we are only doing 3.
That's kind of what I've been doing, we do all our class notes in skeleton note booklets so I've been writing them out, and then doing a page of notes and a mind map per case study.
Our teacher encouraged us to do that, we would each be given a case study and we had to write about it. It's quite good for flooding though cos we studied that last year too
We did practice essays all year also, averaging around 27/30
I've just been doing essay plans, only most of my essays I will discuss the question for each of my case studies. It sounds like what your doing is really good! For example if it was to what extent do economic inequalities result in social and environmental inequalities I would do a paragraph for each of my case studies discussing it then come to an overall answer.
I'm just finding it so difficult to remember all my case studies!! I don't have too many problems coming up with the points of analysis but I just cannot remember much about my case studies at all
Thankfully I only have to get a C this year
We did a river study and a tourist study, what about you??
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