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    Just done the Unit 1 exam. I thought it was pretty hard tbh What did everyone else think? Also what questions did you find hard/easy?
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    was easy mostly, struggled on the hydro logical cycle q until last 1-2 mins of exam so probably missed marks there, but should be alright.
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    Battle for the biosphere 6 marker was just absurd.
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    Yes hydrological cycle question was hard - all I could think of was transpiration?? I can't even remember what the battle for the biosphere one was...whoops

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    What did everyone write for the formation of bays question?
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    (Original post by yellowgiraffe28)
    Yes hydrological cycle question was hard - all I could think of was transpiration?? I can't even remember what the battle for the biosphere one was...whoops

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    It was the hydrological one...
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    For the bays q I put the soft rock erodes faster than hard rock so it retreats further. The destructive waves break up rock by attrition and grind it down into sand, forming a beach with a soft, gently sloping cliff. Idk if its right though!

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    (Original post by Helfus)
    It was the hydrological one...
    OK sorry I was getting confused with water world. What did everyone think of the first question on shield volcanoes?? I'm sure we don't learn about the formation as part of the syllabus?

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    (Original post by yellowgiraffe28)
    OK sorry I was getting confused with water world. What did everyone think of the first question on shield volcanoes?? I'm sure we don't learn about the formation as part of the syllabus?

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    I just said it lies on a contructive plate boundary, so they move away from each other.

    Also the mantle melts and allows lava to erupt, but the lacva is runny not pyrclastic.

    What 2 earthquakes did you compare?
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    (Original post by yellowgiraffe28)
    OK sorry I was getting confused with water world. What did everyone think of the first question on shield volcanoes?? I'm sure we don't learn about the formation as part of the syllabus?

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    I thought the same - completely stumped me... And a hard first 2 marker didn't bode well for the rest of the exam. I said something about a higher temperature, less silica as less rock obstacles as it is constructive and a lot of rubbish. I found that exam pretty hard not going to lie. And a very odd paper and different from past papers. Definitely not easy.


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    (Original post by harrydaveis14)
    I just said it lies on a contructive plate boundary, so they move away from each other.

    Also the mantle melts and allows lava to erupt, but the lacva is runny not pyrclastic.

    What 2 earthquakes did you compare?
    I compared Loma Prieta (san Francisco) and Kashmir.


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    (Original post by harrydaveis14)
    I just said it lies on a contructive plate boundary, so they move away from each other.

    Also the mantle melts and allows lava to erupt, but the lacva is runny not pyrclastic.

    What 2 earthquakes did you compare?
    I used Haiti 2010 ans San Francisco 1989.
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    (Original post by examswhizz)
    I thought the same - completely stumped me... And a hard first 2 marker didn't bode well for the rest of the exam. I said something about a higher temperature, less silica as less rock obstacles as it is constructive and a lot of rubbish. I found that exam pretty hard not going to lie. And a very odd paper and different from past papers. Definitely not easy.


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    Yes the first question completely ruined all confidence I had going into the exam...
    It almost felt like they were mixing the different topics together - hydrological cycle in battle for the biosphere?? I was really disappointed there were no questions on biome location or shield and composite volcanoes
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    Did anyone do the last question in oceans on the edge??
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    (Original post by yellowgiraffe28)
    Did anyone do the last question in oceans on the edge??
    Yeah I tried it, but was bloody hard.

    Has 5 minutes left to finish two 6 markers, I really underestimated the amount of time we got, so will 100% be faster on Unit 2.

    I just said about the human threats and if they continue it will affect distrubtion as areas of coral reef will no longer exist. Really rushed it though, what about you?
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    (Original post by harrydaveis14)
    Yeah I tried it, but was bloody hard.

    Has 5 minutes left to finish two 6 markers, I really underestimated the amount of time we got, so will 100% be faster on Unit 2.

    I just said about the human threats and if they continue it will affect distribution as areas of coral reef will no longer exist. Really rushed it though, what about you?
    I didn't have a clue tbh! I had enough time left but I didn't really know any human effects apart from trampling on the coral so I wrote about humans causing global warming and seal level and temp rise and how that affects coral. I didn't get what it meant by global distribution though.

    Sorry to hear you struggled with timing - at least we have a couple of weeks to prepare for unit 2! I am really not feeling confident with unit 2 - I thought unit 1 was going to be easy to day but it wasn;t so I'm dreading unit 2! Hopefully unit 3 and my controlled assessment will bring up my grade though!
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    I thought it was fine except the question on "how slopes and geology affect the valleys" or whatever it was - any ideas?
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    (Original post by dodgewc25)
    I thought it was fine except the question on "how slopes and geology affect the valleys" or whatever it was - any ideas?
    I didn't do this one - was it in river processes??
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    Yes wtf are slope processes??
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    (Original post by dodgewc25)
    I thought it was fine except the question on "how slopes and geology affect the valleys" or whatever it was - any ideas?
    I did that one and I found it so difficult!!! I wrote about scree slopes and mass movements and interlocking spurs and stuff but i struggled so much trying to think about points!! also it asked to "examine" and i was like WWWHAAAAAT?! howwww??? (((( I found that whole paper REEEALLLY hard, hoping grade boudnaries will be low because I seriously messed that up and do not feel confident at all!
 
 
 
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