How do I nail my exam technique for Geography AQA GCSE? Watch
I'm in year 11 and I just did my first set of mocks in November. I'm utterly disappointed with my geography results. In year 9 and 10, I was consistently getting grade 5s and 6s... this time I got a 4, one mark off a grade 5. I was devastated when I got my result back. I really want to get a grade 7 and I know I can do it. I know I'm really good at learning and memorising the knowledge, but I can't nail the exam technique. Does anyone have any tips on how to nail the technique for 4 mark questions, 6 mark questions and 9 mark questions, please?
6 mark questions usually ask for processes (e.g. tectonic plate movement and how it leads to volcanoes) and sometimes require conclusions, because other processes may contrast with each other in relation to the question. For example:"To what extent are natural processes causing climate change"; in this case, processes such as pollution by greenhouse gases contrast with volcanic eruptions (they emit ash which blocks the sun) in relation with the question.
Just an additional tip: never refer to a process, person or anything as 'they, him, her, it'; always refer to the specific title of that noun/pronoun. I think that's it for me, my fingers hurt. If you have any questions, just ask.