Yr11: GCSE (Edexcel A) Geography – Past Papers & Mark Schemes

Hi Yr11,

Practising past papers is a really important way of checking your understanding and is why we have completed a range of trial exam papers this year.

As you know the flash cards, Power Point presentations and on-line activities include an extensive range of exam past paper questions. However, you may want to view and practise answering whole papers to re-check your understanding and time management.

The link below will take you to the exam board website where you can download question papers, mark schemes and examiners’ reports which provide student examples and handy hints and tips:

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/geography-a-2009.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=Pearson-UK:Category%2FExam-materials

Please be aware that ONLY June 2016June 2015 and June 2014 follow the same structure of paper that you will be doing. 

Remember – please ask your teacher if you are unsure of anything – that’s what we are here for!

All the best!

Team Geog

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Yr11: GCSE (Edexcel) Unit 1 Revision Resources

Hi Yr11,

Please find below an update on all the resources you will need for your Unit 1 Geographical Skills & Challenges for the Planet examination on Monday 22th May (pm).

What should I do first?: Click the link below to download the top tips and reminders for this examination. It will also provide an outline of how the Paper is structured and the differences between the Higher and Foundation tier: Unit 1 Examinations-Top tips & Final reminders-LIVEGEOG-2016

Revision materials:

Geographical Skills – Sections 1 & 2 of the Unit 1 paper

Flash cards – Geographical Skills: UNIT 1-GEOGRAPHICAL SKILLS-FLASH CARDS-REVISION

Revision guide chapter: UNIT 1-GEOGRAPHICAL SKILLS

Practise resources – June 2010

June 2010 Unit 1 past paper: Unit 1H-June 2010

June 2010 Unit 1 resource booklet: Unit 1F & H-June 2010-RESOURCE BOOKLET

June 2010 Unit 1 map extract: Unit 1F & H-June 2010-RESOURCE BOOKLET-MAP

June 2010 Unit 1 past paper power point to help your understanding: Yr11-Unit 1-Geog skills-Revision-June 2010-H-Markscheme feedback

Challenges for the Planet – Sections 3 & 4 of the Unit 1 paper

Flash cards – Challenges for the Planet (Climate Change & Sustainable Development): UNIT 1-CHALLENGES FOR THE PLANET-FLASH CARDS-REVISION

Revision guide chapter: UNIT 1-CLIMATE CHANGE & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Revision power point – example past paper questions & answers: Yr11-Unit 1-Challenges for the Planet-Further Revision

Hodder Revision Guide – Exam Practise Answers: EXAM PRACTICE ANSWERS-HODDER NEW EDITION

Please feel free to email if you are unsure about any of the content.

Good luck!

Team Geog

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Yr11: GCSE (Edexcel) Unit 2 Revision Resources

Hi Yr11,

Here are all the resources you will need for the Unit 2: The Physical Environment examination which will be on Tuesday 6th June 2017 (pm).

What is the structure of the Unit 2 paper?:

This paper will be 1 hour and 15 minutes long. You will answer all the questions in Section A: Coastal Landscapes; River Landscapes; and Tectonic Landscapes. Each topic in Section A will be worth 15 marks.

Section B has two option topics – you will choose Wasteful World. This section is worth 20 marks plus a further 4 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG). The last question of Wasteful World will be worth 6 marks with an additional 4 marks for (SPaG) – please allow time to re-read your answer for this last question and make clear and careful corrections of your SPaG if needed.

Revision resources – Section A (15 marks per topic)

Coastal Landscapes:

Flash cards: UNIT 2-COASTAL LANDSCAPES-FLASH CARDS-REVISION

Revision guide chapter: YR11-COASTS-REVISION GUIDE-NEW

Further revision – example past paper questions & mark schemes: Unit 2 Examination-Coastal Landscapes-Further revision

River Landscapes:

Flash cards: UNIT 2-RIVER LANDSCAPES-FLASH CARDS-REVISION

Revision guide chapter: UNIT 2-RIVER LANDSCAPES

Further revision – example past paper questions & mark schemes: Unit 2 Examination-River Landscapes-Further revision

Tectonic Landscapes:

Flash cards: UNIT 2-TECTONIC LANDSCAPES-FLASH CARDS-REVISION

Revision guide chapter: TECTONIC LANDSCAPES-NEW REVISION GUIDE

Further revision – example past paper questions & mark schemes: YR11-TECTONICS-REVISION-PAST PAPERS

Revision resources – Section B (20 marks + 4 marks for SPaG)

A Wasteful World Revision Resources:

Flash cards: UNIT 2-WASTEFUL WORLD-FLASH CARDS-REVISION

Revision guide chapter: UNIT 2-WASTEFUL WORLD

For those with a Hodder Revision Guide – download the Exam Practise Answers here: EXAM PRACTICE ANSWERS-HODDER NEW EDITION

Please feel free to email any questions or see your teacher if you are unsure about any of the content.

Good luck!

Team Geog

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Yr11: GCSE (Edexcel) Unit 3 Revision Resources

Hi Yr11,

Here are all the resources you will need for the Unit 3: The Human Environment examination which will be on Monday 12th June 2017 (pm).

What is the structure of the Unit 3 paper?:

This paper will be 1 hour and 15 minutes long. You will answer all the questions in Section A: Economic Change; Settlement Change; and Population Change. Each topic in Section A will be worth 15 marks.

Section B has two option topics – you will choose A Tourist’s World. This section is worth 20 marks plus a further 4 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG). The last question of A Tourist’s World will be worth 6 marks with an additional 4 marks for (SPaG) – please allow time to re-read your answer for this last question and make clear and careful corrections of your SPaG if needed.

Revision resources – Section A (15 marks per topic)

Economic Change:

Flash cards: UNIT 3-ECONOMIC CHANGE-FLASH CARDS-REVISION CARDS

Revision guide chapter: UNIT 3-ECONOMIC CHANGE

Further revision – example past paper questions & mark schemes: Unit 3 Examination-Economic Change-Further revision

Settlement Change:

Flash cards: UNIT 3-SETTLEMENT CHANGE-FLASH CARDS-REVISION

Revision guide chapter: UNIT 3-SETTLEMENT CHANGE

Further revision – example past paper questions & mark schemes: Unit 3-SETTLEMENT CHANGE-FURTHER REVISION

Population Change Revision Resources:

Flash cards: UNIT 3-POPULATION CHANGE-FLASH CARDS-REVISION

Revision guide chapter: UNIT 3-POPULATION CHANGE

Revision resources – Section B (20 marks + 4 marks for SPaG)

A Tourist’s World Revision Resources:

Flash cards: UNIT 3-A TOURISTS WORLD-FLASH CARDS-REVISION CARDS

Revision guide chapter: UNIT 3-TOURISTS WORLD

For those with a Hodder Revision Guide – download the Exam Practise Answers here: EXAM PRACTICE ANSWERS-HODDER NEW EDITION

Please feel free to email any questions or see your teacher if you are unsure about any of the content.

Good luck!

Team Geog

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Yr11: GCSE (Edexcel A) Revision Clocks

Hi Yr11,

Here is another strategy which might help with your active revision for Units 1-3 examinations. 

A revision clock is similar to a mind map as it breaks down the content in to manageable chunks. It also gets you to personalise the revision flash cards to make them more visual and memorable.

Click below to download a ‘Revision Clock’ template:

REVISION CLOCK-TEMPLATE

To help you divide your time and chunk the revision on your clock, a list of suggested topic headings [linked to your flash cards] can be downloaded below for both Unit 2 & Unit 3:

REVISION CLOCK-UNIT 1-TOPIC SUGGESTIONS

REVISION CLOCK-UNIT 2-TOPIC SUGGESTIONS

REVISION CLOCK-UNIT 3-TOPIC SUGGESTIONS

These lists will also help as a checklist for final revision.

It is really important to use colour and where you can, drawings and sketch maps to help you to remember.

Here is an example from a different exam board [content is different!] to give you an idea of how it should look:

RESTLESS EARTH

When you have completed the revision clocks, you can then chunk your topic revision in to 5 minute slots which will help to test your understanding little and often.

If you need any further help or advice, please make sure that you ask your teacher – it is what we are here for!

All the best,

Team Geog

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Yr11: GCSE (Edexcel A) Units 1-3 On-Line Interactive Resources

Hi Year 11,

Click on the document below to download links to multiple choice and extended answer interactive resources for Units 1-3:

UNIT 1-2-3-ONLINE REVISION RESOURCES

These resources cover most but not all topics for Unit 1-3 examinations – please read carefully the notes at the bottom of each section.

The multiple choice questions cover most of the major themes – have a go to try and achieve a perfect 100%!

The extended answer practise questions are also a useful reminder of what the examiners are looking for and will help complement the flash cards you have for these topics.

Please feel free to ask if you are unsure of anything!

All the best.

Team Geog

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Yr7: Shopping – Hmwk Project

Hi Yr7,

Here is an electronic copy of the Yr7 Hmwk Project to design a shopping centre. This project begins w/c 22nd May and is due for completion by Friday 9th June.

YEAR 7 HOMEWORK PROJECT BOOKLET-SHORT VERSION-2017

Your group Team Leader will be co-ordinating roles and designs though please also feel free to ask your teacher.

Good luck!

Team Geog

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