The down hill road to the exams for 2012

Revision week 27Fragile

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Revision week 26 Fragile

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Revision week 25 Urban

PowerPoint:
The is a long PP as it contains all the review material + the section we missed out last term. This part is at the beginning and so it is unlikely that we will review the stuff we did before in one lesson. Hence, there are only notes for that first section in the class notes.
Class notes:
Homework: Revision will be the official homework this week. However, I have attached 2 exam questions which you may like to try and email to me? I know some people find it easier to check they understand a topic more easily by doing them. Entirely up to you as to what is most helpful.


Lots of useful stuff:http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/6+Urban+environments

Revision week 24 Economic activity and energy

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Lots of useful stuff: http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/4+Economic+activity+and+energy

Revision week 23

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Lots of useful stuff can be found on Coast Pages- my other wiki in place of the textbook, for when it did not exist.
Some good animations by the way on the CD-rom that comes with the textbook: click Find Resources --> Resource by Chapter ---> chapter 2

Another great source of inspiration http://geobytesgcse.blogspot.co.uk/2007/08/coasts-revision.html

Revision week 22

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Lots of useful stuff can be found on River Pages - my other wiki in place of the textbook, for when it did not exist - some good animations for those who like that kind of thing!

Another great source of inspiration http://geobytesgcse.blogspot.co.uk/2006/12/rivers-revision.html#uds-search-results



The down hill road to the exams for 2011


Please note I have combined Unit 4 ( economic activity ) and U6 (Urban environments) as we only have this week and next, as your exams start the following Friday. However, I do not expect to get through ALL of this, this week. I will prepare a shorter version of fragile environments to attached to whatever is left from this week. So there is a lot of printing for this week - sorry about that - but do be sure to hang onto the part of the print out that we do not use this week as I will not be re-issuing it.
Textbook wiki links: http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/4+Economic+activity+and+energy and http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/6+Urban+environments

Some people asked for exam papers to look at:

Remember that your paper is likey to take parts of each type of question from Foundation and from higher, so look at both versions of each question - also not that we have only covered these questions on the papers you will see below in pdf: qu1, 2, 3( but ignore any farming questions), 6 and 7.
I would suggestion you open them up and print off and hand write into the spaces provided for practice - to get an idea of how much space is there. DO NOT wildly over-run space provided - a line or 2 is OK but not more than that - Alec - please note!!!
The exception is the last part of any question which is this exam is worth 6 marks - so they give you 12 lines ( 2 lines a point!)
You will get similar questions but these are worth 9 marks so they give you 18 lines to write on!
Anyone who wants me to look over their efforts, please scan and email or you can always snail mail to
The Coach House Gwardolau, Rhayader, Powys LD6 5HA.







An interesting question that causes a bit of a problem in week 25:
What is the difference between a natural hazard and a disaster?
(Remember to avoid using any of the the 3 words you are being asked about in the context of that answer - note I used 'natural' but only in the context of disaster.)
A natural hazard is the potential of a physical event not created by man to cause harm, whereas a disaster is an event that has caused harm, whether natural or man-made.
If a bit more is required:
In terms of when something is labelled a disaster from a political point of view, it can be defined as causing more than 10 deaths, injuring more than 100 people, and/or causing US$16,000,000 of damage

Revision 1 Rivers
Objectives: to answer the following questions
  • To pick out command words - Explain, describe, evidence etc,
  • To get used to putting in examples of ideas wherever possible
  • Understanding what is going on inside the examiner's head!
PowerPoint:
For this week anyway - see how it works - we will talk about possibly 4 questions in class and then the homework will be the 5th + one of the ones we have talked about.
During the lesson and also in the homework issue it will tell you what we decided. So for example say you are to do qu 4 and qu 5 for homework, then the issue will tell you to open the CW_HW doc and delete Nos 1 - 3 and then write into the document the answers to 4 & 5.
Class notes/Homework:
Textbook wiki links: http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/1+River+environments

Revision 2 Hazards
Objectives: to answer the following questions
  • To pick out command words - Explain, describe, evidence etc,
  • To get used to putting in examples of ideas wherever possible
  • Understanding what is going on inside the examiner's head!
PowerPoint:
We will talk about possibly 5 questions in class and then the homework will be another one + one of the ones we have talked about.
During the lesson and also in the homework issue it will tell you what we decided.
Class notes:
Homework:
Textbook wiki links: http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/3+Hazardous+environments

Y10 Revision for the exams

Revision 1 Urbanisation

PowerPoint:
Class notes:
Homework: Revise only.
Powerpoints and lesson notes: 6 Urban environments
Textbook wiki links:
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/6+Urban+environments
Key questions
1. What is urbanisation?
2. What affects the rate of urbanisation and the emergence of mega-cities?
3. What are the problems associated with rapid urbanisation?
4. How and why is urban land use functions divided up?
5. What the reasons for and consequences of segregation between different ethnic or socio-economic groups? ( case study of land use and socio-economic distribution of one city)
6. Where do you find shanty towns? What are the problems and how can they be improved? (A case study of shanty town management in a LIC city)
10. Landuse and environmental quality in HICs

Revision 2 Finish Urban and do Fragile Environments

New PowerPoint:
New Class notes:
Old class notes for those who need the last bit (see above Y10GeRev Unit B6 Urban Jun14CW) - print from page 2 onwards - we have looked at the economic segregation but have yet to look at the ethnic segregation. But with luck you should have this already?
Several recent updates have been to the textbook wiki especial Key Questions 6 - 8 below, for example more up to date graph about causes of deforestation of the Amazon., an open PP of your contributions to the causes and impacts of deforestation of the Amazon, and several more case studies of ways in which the Amazon is managed sustainably
Key questions
1. What is a fragile environment and how does this link with sustainability?
2. What are the causes of soil erosion?
3. What are the causes of desertification?
4. What are the consequences of desertification? (a case study of region affected by soil erosion, the Sahel)
5. How can soil managed? (examples of ways to alleviate it)
6. What are the causes of deforestation?
7. What are the consequences of deforestation? (case study of an area suffering from deforestation)
8. How can rainforests be managed sustainably? (examples of sustainable management)