How to get an A* in GCSE Geography?

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I'd really like an A* in GCSE Geography, the physical exam is tomorrow & the human on monday. I got an A in my controlled assessment which is 25% of my final grade. Other than actually learning everything, what techniques do I need to answer questions?



Posted Wed 13th June, 2012 @ 09:07 by Jenny Hoper

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Hi I'm aiming for A* too. For 8 mark questions use case studies or examples to back up the theory behind your answer, mention facts, satistics names places that sort of thing. you can get 6 marks on most 8 mark questions by just mentioning facts but it is best to describe or explain them too. If you run out of things you can remember about that case study, make them up, as long as they sound realistic then they will be ok to use. For all questions look at the key words in the question like describe or explain, if it says describe, just state facts and develop them, don't explain, and if it says explain, make sure you do this, give reasons, and use words like because, therefore.

Answered Wed 13th June, 2012 @ 12:36 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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i'm going to do my physical geography exam tomorrow too and i have a couple of 8 markers to answer.

My teacher told me to put just 3 points and be able to develop them well. she also said it is useful to make a small plan on what you are going to write about the answer in the corner of your paper. Another tip an examiner made is ... aim to write around 16 lines worth for 8 mark question.

hope it helps ***

Answered Wed 13th June, 2012 @ 11:14 by Rach
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Hi Jenny

I think your doing the same exams as me but there are no eight mark questions?

There are six mark questions do you mean those?


Answered Wed 13th June, 2012 @ 09:46 by Georgia
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There are definitely 8 markers, but we have 6 markers as well :)

Answered Wed 13th June, 2012 @ 10:33 by Jenny Hoper
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hi guys my advise is just write as many things you can remember as you can 

Answered Wed 13th June, 2012 @ 12:48 by J-narth
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Thank you everyone, really helpful :)

Answered Wed 13th June, 2012 @ 14:19 by Jenny Hoper