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Teacher Resource Bank


GCE Environmental Studies
ENVS3 Sample Questions and Mark Schemes




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Teacher Resource Bank / GCE Environmental Studies / Sample Questions ENVS3 Topic 1/ Version 1.0




Topic 1: Energy


Energy Use
1 The per capita energy consumption in a country is affected by its level of affluence.

1 (a) The graph shows the relationship between income and energy consumption in a…

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1 (a) (iii) Suggest why some countries have a position on the graph which is well
away from the general trend.

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1 (b) Suggest how the wealth…

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Renewable Energy Resources
2 The map shows the locations of hydroelectric power stations in England, Wales and
Scotland.




Key
· Hydroelectric
power station




Suggest three locational factors which should be considered when choosing a site…

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3 The power output from an aerogenerator is not proportional to wind speed.

The diagram shows the variations in power output from a typical aerogenerator.




3 (a) Explain the…

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3 (b) The table shows the effect of changing wind speed and blade diameter on the
electrical output (Watts) of one design of aerogenerator.

Blade Wind speed/kilometres per hour
diameter/
meters 8 16 24 32…

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4 The potential for using wind power is affected by wind strength and its reliability.
The map shows the wind speed and power at different locations.




4 (a) Suggest three reasons why the windiest areas…

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4 (b) Outline two reasons why it may be difficult to replace fossil fuels with wind
power.

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5 (a) The map shows a hydroelectric power (HEP) scheme in Wales.




5 (a) (i) Explain what is meant by the term catchment area.

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5 (a) (ii) Name a factor other…

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