hey im doing aqa geography mocks and honestly i enjoy geography but i really struggle on it and i really don't know what i should be learning for the physical paper
Section A: The challenge of natural hazards
Section C: Physical landscapes in the UK
this is what were gonna be tested on but is there anything in particular i should try and revise in those? like case studies?
Revise case studies as mentioned. Try to pick like a few facts to remember. For example, 2 primary and secondary effects, 2 immediate and long term responses. It's good to remember them but make sure you can analyse them. Also revise landforms (coastal, river - you may be doing glacial) and plate boundaries. For me I find plate boundaries easy so I really didn't' revise them for my paper 1 mock last week but I do always forget my coastal landforms and middle course-lower course river landforms so I looked at headlands, bays, meanders, ox-bow lakes. As well as this you need to know some stuff about climate change: the human causes, natural causes, its effects and mitigation of climate change. Normally with Section A you have four big case studies: tectonic hazards in an LIC/NEE, tectonic hazards in a HIC, a tropical storm and a UK weather hazards. For me I'm studying the 2010 Haiti Earthquake (HIC), 2011 Christchurch Earthquake (HIC), 2013 Typhoon Haiyan (LIC) and 2009 Cumbria Floods (HIC). Basically I'll sum it up.
- Plate boundaries
- Formation of earthquakes and volcanoes
- Tectonic hazard in a HIC and LIC/NEE case studies
- Formation of tropical storms
-Tropical storm case study
- UK weather hazard case study
You'll be doing two from coastal, river and glacial landscapes in the UK each subtopic includes
- Identifying landforms (on an OS map)
Both coastal and river include transportation and management strategies, glacial includes tourism and land use in glacial landscapes
My tips are do not panic, over-stress yourself and revise at last minute, it does no good. Don't spend too long on one question and write enough in accordance to the number of marks. Work on your exam response technique, you are going to get 6 markers and 9 markers, so work on structuring your answer well. Most importantly, finish the paper and answer every question.