GCSE Geography B Edexcel Watch
I was making notes for different case studies, and I noticed that some of the facts and figures that my teacher gave us in class is different from what is on the internet.
My school says: In the Nyiragongo Volcanic Eruption in 2002, 100 people died
Internet (on 2 sources): In the Nyiragongo Volcanic Eruption in 2002, 147 people died
and so I thought that maybe the information is different in different sources. I was wondering how precise and accurate do the examiners expect students to be for the facts and figures? Would they mark me down if I wrote 100 instead of 147? Do examiners actually check if the statistics are right?
In the Nepal earthquake >8,000 people died as a result
If you said 7,000 to 10,000 they wouldn't give the statistic a second look
However, since the earthquake is popular if you said less than 1000 you would probably lose marks
In your case it doesn't really matter if you write 100 or 147. I would write an estimated 123 people if I was really that worried.