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A2 Edexcel Geography 2016 Contested Planet/Geographical Research Watch

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    (Original post by JoshFlySon)
    For section b superpowers, what does figure 3: China and India's trade - what does it interpret and suggest?
    When I looked at it I identified that China has a higher level exports of mostly quaternary level goods. Whereas, India is still exporting Primary and Secondary goods. A sign of a less developed economy and less FDI.
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    Does anyone have any predictions for the pre release questions? I'm thinking maybe geopolitics?
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    Are sulphate aerosols and artificial volcanoes the same thing? This is for 'cooling the planet' methods in Tech Fix
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    Any ideas what the questions might be for Energy and Biodiversity questions? Also any resources or ideas for energy/bio and for the section B on china and India
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    For anyone doing The Development Gap, for top-down and bottom-up development, The Three Gorges dam is a great example for top-down, and the hydro-schemes set up by Practical Nation in Peru is fantastic for discussing how more electricity has helped Peru trade more, increased its education levels and drastically reduced rural-to-urban migration. Other examples of bottom-up development include the Sri-Lankan cottage industry which makes paper out of elephant dung for sale to tourists- this raises money for them with a portion of that money going to help preserve the elephant habitat.

    Note: The Three Gorges dam is also good to use an example of Chinese investment in infrastructure. Although the dam has an array of environmental and social disadvantages, it is the worlds largest power station. It shows how much China is willing to invest in protecting its country by stopping flooding whilst generating clean energy that powers 10% of China's electricity. It is predicted to cost between $25 to $40 billion (Economic power).
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    I think for Section B, the 16 marker will have to be something which asks us to evaluate whether China and India can become the next superpower?

    I think one of the twelve markers could focus on the environment whilst another on political/economic and demographic matters?
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    As the exam is only a few days away, I think I should be able to upload the ZigZag files here without getting caught or in trouble. (For those who aren't sure what I'm talking about, check my previous post from a couple of weeks ago)

    Hope this helps

    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...hint=folder%2c
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    (Original post by Maxvo2)
    Any ideas what the questions might be for Energy and Biodiversity questions? Also any resources or ideas for energy/bio and for the section B on china and India
    I have posted earlier in this chat a powerpoint with loads of case studies that includes energy and biodiversity if that's what you need or I have created revision posters for both topics too.
    https://getrevising.co.uk/resources/...vision-posters
    https://getrevising.co.uk/resources/...ter-and-energy
    https://getrevising.co.uk/resources/...y-under-threat
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    (Original post by Curlot)
    I have posted earlier in this chat a powerpoint with loads of case studies that includes energy and biodiversity if that's what you need or I have created revision posters for both topics too.
    https://getrevising.co.uk/resources/...vision-posters
    https://getrevising.co.uk/resources/...ter-and-energy
    https://getrevising.co.uk/resources/...y-under-threat
    Thank you sooo much!
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    I have done it with a few of my other subjects and found it really useful with my re-sit a couple of weeks ago so if it hasn't already been done- does anyone want to make a whatsapp group for last minute knowledge checks? message me your numbers and ill make one... or if its already been made let me know so i can join haha
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    (Original post by Curlot)
    When I looked at it I identified that China has a higher level exports of mostly quaternary level goods. Whereas, India is still exporting Primary and Secondary goods. A sign of a less developed economy and less FDI.

    I interpreted it as China has its comparative advantage in manufactured goods and exports this to USA and East Asia. China has influence over these places as it controls their supply of goods. But india doesnt have this influence, and is energy insecure...but jewellery is higher valued

    (Original post by A-LevelEconomist)
    I think for Section B, the 16 marker will have to be something which asks us to evaluate whether China and India can become the next superpower?

    I think one of the twelve markers could focus on the environment whilst another on political/economic and demographic matters?
    If the first question comes up...would you just use the info from the first two pages or use stuff like military as well from other pages? Because it seems like the whole prerelease would be relavent!
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    Fun fact:180 million bank accounts have been opened for the unbanked people in India. The Indian government is trying to spend more on its economy and it is also giving out more subsidies.
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    What does figure 7 in the pre release suggest?
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    (Original post by Chrissy.98)
    I interpreted it as China has its comparative advantage in manufactured goods and exports this to USA and East Asia. China has influence over these places as it controls their supply of goods. But india doesnt have this influence, and is energy insecure...but jewellery is higher valued



    If the first question comes up...would you just use the info from the first two pages or use stuff like military as well from other pages? Because it seems like the whole prerelease would be relavent!
    The questions are usually asked in order other the pre-release materials. So most of the material I will use will probably be within the first three pages.
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    Anyone doing energy or development - what do you think will come up? other than MDGs
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    What are the main points you need to make about China and India's political system?
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    (Original post by JPFM)
    What are the main points you need to make about China and India's political system?
    India is the worlds most democratic country whereas China is a socialist (government controlled) state. I think the argument is that does a country need to be a democracy to be a superpower? I don't think so as China has succeeded so far.
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    For the synoptic could they focues on tensions at all?
    And what would you say if a question asked about the social and economic challenges of emerging superpowers growth/increasing demand for resources?
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    (Original post by T1221)
    For the synoptic could they focues on tensions at all?
    And what would you say if a question asked about the social and economic challenges of emerging superpowers growth/increasing demand for resources?

    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...hint=folder%2c

    Have a look at the teachers booklet I've uploaded. It has 2 sets of questions towards the end with mark schemes and indicative content
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    (Original post by A-LevelEconomist)
    I think for Section B, the 16 marker will have to be something which asks us to evaluate whether China and India can become the next superpower?

    I think one of the twelve markers could focus on the environment whilst another on political/economic and demographic matters?

    What sorts of points would you make for the first question?
    Thanks
 
 
 
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