(Original post by Nadine_08)
Did you do Edexcel? If so, do you have any more tips for me for the Unit 2 paper?
Yeah I do Edexcel
! I'm still in Year 11 now so I haven't actually took this paper before and I wont be doing it for my mock until March. Honestly, my biggest tip for Unit 2 is knowing the case studies reallllly well and knowing the command words! Also, you can kind of answer each question the same when its a 6 mark.
It's hard to explain but just remember the economic, social and environmental effects and you will get full marks.
For example, it creates more jobs, can send people to school, doesn't cause pollution etc.
Example : Using named examples, examine the costs and benefits of developing both brownfield and greenfield sites.
Brownfield sites are those developed on previously built on land. That includes Canary Wharf, The Olympic Stadium and Fort Dunlop in Birmingham As a result of developing this land, damaged land can be restored. Jobs which were lost can be created largely benefiting the economy. Fort Dunlop created almost 20000 jobs. This impacts greatly. Furthermore, revenue can be created. On the other hand, it can cost a lot of money to clean up the land making it cheaper just to develop on Greenfield sites such as The Ammex Stadium in Brighton, Maidenbower in Crawley and Solihull in the Midlands. These are sites built on land previously not built on. They are the easiest way to meet housing demands. Solihull created a large leisure area which largely benefited the community creating many jobs. They are a blank canvas allowing developers to design it how they wish. On the other hand, a lot of farmland and natural habitats can be destroyed. It has large environmental concerns. It is most environmentally friendly to develop on Brownfield sites but cheaper to build on Greenfield. In my opinion, Brownfield are therefore better as it is recycling.
Somehow I got 8 out of 8 on that answer! I think my teacher marks too kindly
but I got an A* on that mock. That question comes from the topic Changing Economy of the UK which is one of the option ones I believe? The closest Geography book I could find!
Good luck xxx