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AQA GCSE Geography 8035 - Paper 2- 05th June

Exam technique, night before breakdowns and discussion regarding this exam... It's all here :gthumb: Feel free to add resources to the thread as well as anything that may be helpful to others :smartass:

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  • 8035 Paper 2: Challenges in the human environment 1h 30m 05 June 2019 pm
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The official specification: https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resourc...35-SP-2016.PDF
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Paper 2: Challenges in the human environment
What's assessed
3.2.1 Urban issues and challenges, 3.2.2 The changing economic world, 3.2.3 The challenge of resource management, 3.4 Geographical skills


Specimen and past papers:
https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geog...ment-resources

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anyone else hate paper 2
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anyone else hate paper 2
What did paper 2 ever do to you?
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i love paper 2 paper 1 sucksss
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Does anybody else think changing places is very similar/ a sub section of globalisation.
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I'm praying that it will be as unbelievable as that paper 1
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In paper 1, am I right in saying that there was only a page on rainforests?
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I'm praying that it will be as unbelievable as that paper 1
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In paper 1, am I right in saying that there was only a page on rainforests?
There are 25 marks on the Living World. 6 marks and 9 marks (or I think 9 + 3 marks for spag) were on cold environments as I remember. This leaves behind 10 marks or even 7 marks, so I can't remember exactly but that would be likely.
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Paper 2 is so difficult to revise, because there's too much content
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guys, you know the traffic part of the spec. Are they talking about a case study or just a general fact kinda thing
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guys, you know the traffic part of the spec. Are they talking about a case study or just a general fact kinda thing
This is UNBELIEVABLY vague, but if you are talking about traffic congestion as an environmental issue in a LIC/NEE, then yes you do need to know this. For example, I have learnt about Rio with this - this is a case study. This did come up last year though, so it is extremely unlikely to come up this year anyway.

However, if you are talking about "How urban transport strategies are used to reduce traffic congestion", I don't think you need a case study for this technically, but it would be good to know one - I learnt Freiburg for this. Both of these are in Section A of human geography.
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The spec requires to understand "how urban transport strategies are used to reduce traffic congestion."
I think it would be ok if u learn a mini, mini case study (like managing traffic in Beijing):

Beijing has around 5 million cars. Congestion is predicted to get worse as the number of cars continues to grow.
Strategies:
a) Only 20% who apply are allowed to own a car.
b) Increased parking fees
c) Congestion charge and pollution tax
d) Expansion of the public transport system (30 new metro lines by 2020)
e) Cars banned once a week (based on the registration number)
f) Non-residents are not allowed to bring a car.

Success:
i. 12% drop in the use of car parks and 20% drop in car use.
ii. However, building and widening of roads have resulted in increased car use.

Now using this knowledge:
describe a strategy that can be used to manage traffic congestions (3)
INCREASE PARKING FEES AND EXPLAIN HOW THIS COULD HELP. IF YOU HAVE TIME, THEN MENTION THAT THIS STRATEGY IS IN PLACE IN BEIJING, CHINA AND HAS RESULTED IN 12% DROP IN THE USE OF CAR PARKS.

Good luck.

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guys, you know the traffic part of the spec. Are they talking about a case study or just a general fact kinda thing
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I have learned Beijing for this.
Good luck.
(Original post by UnbelievablyEasy)
This is UNBELIEVABLY vague, but if you are talking about traffic congestion as an environmental issue in a LIC/NEE, then yes you do need to know this. For example, I have learnt about Rio with this - this is a case study. This did come up last year though, so it is extremely unlikely to come up this year anyway.

However, if you are talking about "How urban transport strategies are used to reduce traffic congestion", I don't think you need a case study for this technically, but it would be good to know one - I learnt Freiburg for this. Both of these are in Section A of human geography.
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Lol I know nothing for this paper
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A good way to revise is to have a copy of the spec and make a document on each key point.

revision.docx:
Challenges in the Human Environment

Unit 1 - Urban Issues and Challenges
KEY IDEA (Urban change in cities in the UK leads to a variety of social, economic and environmental opportunities and challenges.)
SPECIFICATION CONTENT (the location and importance of the city in the UK and the wider world)
NOTES***************************

SPECIFICATION CONTENT2 (******************************* ***_


Use cool geography/ textbooks to make a document.
This way u can be sure that u have covered every corner of the spec room and no need to carry thousands of books/ notes/ revision documents because everything is going to be in ONE DOCUMENT.

You still have time to try this. Good luck!
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Paper 2 is so difficult to revise, because there's too much content
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they did a 9 marker on traffic last year so doubt it will come up again
(Original post by ilansiva30)
The spec requires to understand "how urban transport strategies are used to reduce traffic congestion."
I think it would be ok if u learn a mini, mini case study (like managing traffic in Beijing):

Beijing has around 5 million cars. Congestion is predicted to get worse as the number of cars continues to grow.
Strategies:
a) Only 20% who apply are allowed to own a car.
b) Increased parking fees
c) Congestion charge and pollution tax
d) Expansion of the public transport system (30 new metro lines by 2020)
e) Cars banned once a week (based on the registration number)
f) Non-residents are not allowed to bring a car.

Success:
i. 12% drop in the use of car parks and 20% drop in car use.
ii. However, building and widening of roads have resulted in increased car use.

Now using this knowledge:
describe a strategy that can be used to manage traffic congestions (3)
INCREASE PARKING FEES AND EXPLAIN HOW THIS COULD HELP. IF YOU HAVE TIME, THEN MENTION THAT THIS STRATEGY IS IN PLACE IN BEIJING, CHINA AND HAS RESULTED IN 12% DROP IN THE USE OF CAR PARKS.

Good luck.
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Thank you so much guys! The spec isn't clear at times so you've helped me out a lot
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(Original post by MEgan greem)
Thank you so much guys! The spec isn't clear at times so you've helped me out a lot
To summarise: there are two places where it's referenced both in Section A, but both came up last year anyway.
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hey guys
here's a powerpoint i found useful
hope it helps with paper 2 revision and good luck
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resourc...oint-11913800#
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hey guys
here's a powerpoint i found useful
hope it helps with paper 2 revision and good luck
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resourc...oint-11913800#
That's a very good summary of all the case studies I have learnt (as well as the other content), I must have studied from the same revision guide as the author of that powerpoint.

I would highly recommend this to anyone who hasn't learnt any of the case studies - and wants to learn them fast or simply needs to brush up on the content.
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