How do I set out my unit 4 a2 edexcel geography to get maximum marks?

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Are there any past students or current students who can give me some advice on how to get top marks in the Unit 4 paper.

Posted Wed 6th March, 2013 @ 22:00 by unbeatable

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What topic are you studying for unit 4?

I'm studying life on the margins. The structure we've been given usuallt goes like this:

1. Introduction ~ define the key words in the question, so for life on the margins we'd define food insecurity and generally sustainability. We'd also say why it is a problem and give an overall answer to the question. It is also helpful to mention the theories you will be looking at and the case studies you will be discussing in your answer.

2. methodology ~ make like a table or something outlining all the resources you will have used for this unit, so books, internet sites, lectures, etc. Write what they have been used for and also evaluate the reliability of these sources

3. Main body ~ this will generally be your case studies that you would have looked at. Make sure you have a range of case studies so ones in different regions and ones which work with different players like NGOs, government officials, individuals etc.

4. conclusion ~ sum up all of your points and pick the case study that works well whilst giving an overall answer to the question.

The biggest tip I can give you is to EVALUATE. Make sure you're showing the strengths and weakness of case studies you have looked at! Also make sure you are answering all the aspects of the question and constantly link back to the question!

Hope this helps  :)


Answered Wed 6th March, 2013 @ 23:02 by emrana
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I forgot to add one more thing you get marks for the layout of your work so what most people do is they have sub headings e.g. introduction, methodology, case study names, conclusion, etc

Answered Wed 6th March, 2013 @ 23:09 by emrana
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I am doing the same unit as you. Thanks for the quick reply. Do have any good sample reports that I could use to gauge this better?

Answered Wed 6th March, 2013 @ 23:13 by unbeatable
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I have some examiner reports on what the exaimers think is a good answer, would you like me to upload them? I recently did a mock for unit 4 so when I get that back I'll upload it

Answered Thu 7th March, 2013 @ 21:48 by emrana
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i found the examiner reports-helpfull. Please do upload your mock when your ready. I upload my one but it was not in timed conditions.

Answered Fri 8th March, 2013 @ 14:00 by unbeatable
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ive got mine today, this was all very helpful :) nice quick response 4 years later XD

Answered Fri 9th June, 2017 @ 09:53 by jack.s1999
Edited by jack.s1999 on Fri 9th June, 2017 @ 09:54