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# AS AQA Geography GEOG1 17th and GEOG2 20th May 2016 watch

1. (Original post by jackbliverpool)
Probably sounds like a silly question, but what is a legacy paper? I'm assuming they're papers they come up with from the old spec for people (possibly me) who may have to retake?
Legacy papers are all the subjects that have not yet transitioned into the new A-level system and so still have AS exams- like geography and also maths. Next year I believe there will no longer be any legacy papers, which is what led to my worry, but luckily legacy resits have been made available for 2017.
2. (Original post by MeganLittle98)
Then I would very briefly say how I did it, explaining the use of the formula, and if you can remember it maybe state your Spearman's rank value that you got when you did it?!
Would we have to remember and write down the entire Spearman's Rank formula and method? Or just the general gist of it?
So, for example could I just say that 'the calculation of Spearman's Rank involves ranking two sets of data and then working out the differences between them.'?
3. (Original post by jackbliverpool)
If I were to not get the grade I was hoping for in UNIT 1 (May 2016), is it still possible to retake it again next year with the same spec? (May 2017) Even though the spec is changing for September 2016?
yeah but there's a chance you'll be resitting with people who get B's this year and want A's, and shift grade boundaries because it'll only be year 13 taking that paper... no year 12's... so it'll be a lot harder
of course you'll have people who failed too, though :P
4. Haven't looked at previous comments. Anyone have any predictions for skills paper? Is spearmans rank likely to come up?
5. (Original post by GrooveBomb)
Would we have to remember and write down the entire Spearman's Rank formula and method? Or just the general gist of it?
So, for example could I just say that 'the calculation of Spearman's Rank involves ranking two sets of data and then working out the differences between them.'?

I would say just the general gist because it's not going to be worth more than 8 marks, most likely 6 I would say!

(Original post by Cba_for_exams)
Haven't looked at previous comments. Anyone have any predictions for skills paper? Is spearmans rank likely to come up?
Spearman's rank hasnt appeared for a few years so maybe, but my teacher reckons dispersion diagrams! Standard deviation is highly unlikely because that was in last year's paper.
6. HI
How are people revising for the geog 2 paper ?? I was just thinking past papers

Thanks
7. (Original post by MeganLittle98)
Spearman's rank hasnt appeared for a few years so maybe, but my teacher reckons dispersion diagrams! Standard deviation is highly unlikely because that was in last year's paper.
Cheers, my teacher just told me that she thinks triangular graphs could be a possibility
8. (Original post by jackbliverpool)
If I were to not get the grade I was hoping for in UNIT 1 (May 2016), is it still possible to retake it again next year with the same spec? (May 2017) Even though the spec is changing for September 2016?
I believe so yes - but obviously check with your teacher or find more information on the AQA website
9. Does anyone else feel like they've been given a bleak study to use? Our school basically split into groups, went and surveyed some roads for 10 different criteria (vandalism, potholes etc) and then compared this to the social and economic conditions of the residents? It seems everyone else has much to use within their rivers and population studies but ours does not have much to talk about, we didn't do a risk assessment so I'm supposing I'll have to make one up?
10. (Original post by emevxns)
Does anyone else feel like they've been given a bleak study to use? Our school basically split into groups, went and surveyed some roads for 10 different criteria (vandalism, potholes etc) and then compared this to the social and economic conditions of the residents? It seems everyone else has much to use within their rivers and population studies but ours does not have much to talk about, we didn't do a risk assessment so I'm supposing I'll have to make one up?
We haven't really done a risk assessment, aslong as you make it up and relate it to your specific study you should be fine.
11. (Original post by emevxns)
Does anyone else feel like they've been given a bleak study to use? Our school basically split into groups, went and surveyed some roads for 10 different criteria (vandalism, potholes etc) and then compared this to the social and economic conditions of the residents? It seems everyone else has much to use within their rivers and population studies but ours does not have much to talk about, we didn't do a risk assessment so I'm supposing I'll have to make one up?
Sounds pretty much the same as us..
12. (Original post by Cba_for_exams)
We haven't really done a risk assessment, aslong as you make it up and relate it to your specific study you should be fine.

For the risk assessment you can talk about traffic, say that you crossed at zebra crossings and staying in groups, having a map so that you dont get lost etc. It is obvious things that you have to put!
13. (Original post by Abigailj99)
For the risk assessment you can talk about traffic, say that you crossed at zebra crossings and staying in groups, having a map so that you dont get lost etc. It is obvious things that you have to put!
thank you
14. What have you all used as a data presentation technique in your fieldwork investigation? As I've done bar charts but not sure if I would be able to explain in enough detail to get full marks on a question about it
15. (Original post by MeganLittle98)
I would say just the general gist because it's not going to be worth more than 8 marks, most likely 6 I would say!

Spearman's rank hasnt appeared for a few years so maybe, but my teacher reckons dispersion diagrams! Standard deviation is highly unlikely because that was in last year's paper.
this is embarrassing but...whats a dispersion diagram?
16. (Original post by colback98)
this is embarrassing but...whats a dispersion diagram?
Don't be embarrassed haha, http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects...P-JUN14-CR.PDF

Page 6 figure 2!
17. Do we need to know the equations of standard deviation and spearman's rank or will we be given them in the exam??
18. You get a chart and just fill it in appropriately. All equations are given
19. (Original post by Studentet)
What have you all used as a data presentation technique in your fieldwork investigation? As I've done bar charts but not sure if I would be able to explain in enough detail to get full marks on a question about it
Bar graphs are fine as long as you say what type of bar graph eg. Compound, comparative etc. say how you used it and how you created the bar graph what was on each axis etc
20. anyone have any ideas what to put for how the enquiry improved understanding of the theme, my fieldwork was investigating variables such as velocity etc and how they changed downstream to see if they supported the bradshaw model

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