coasts, command words, tgaw
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Big Picture: How can
help me succeed?
Simply say what you can see. DO NOT use
because in your answer.
Refer to size, amount, colour, vegetation, height, shape, material,
direction, location, etc.
You must give reasons this is BECAUSE
Try and give links between points in your sentence E.g. very few people live in the
south because the climate is so dry this
means that growing food would be too
Say what is similar and what is different you MUST use CONNECTIVES whereas, however, on the other hand.
Using figure 2/photo 5 etc.
You MUST refer to something on the
source as directed by the question
For an example you have
You MUST give case study data place names, numbers, etc.
Timings? In the exam each sesion
is worth 25 marks = 30
Aim for 1 mark per minute
You must answer 3
sections for each paper
Think like a Geographer, how would a Geographer
Look at the key words, they tell you how you need to
answer the question.
Look at the number of marks, it gives you an idea of the
number of points you will have to make and how much depth
you may need to go into.
If you can draw a diagram to explain a process, do! Us
Geographers like graphical representations, and processes are
much easier to explain using diagrams than writing loads.
Remember though to annotate your diagrams with linked
But remember, if it states, draw a diagram, you
Dont be scared of big spaces, but dont jump into
writing an answer without first spending some
Always check your answers for silly mistakes.
Never leave gaps! Try playing football without a
Demonstrate: Now complete
your GCSE practise questions!
Reflect: SoHow did you get on? Points Grade
to show how you
think youve achieved for
Up the stakes!
Take this opportunity to
improve your grade by
rewriting a question from
your question sheet