Edexcel GCSE Geography - Practice Exam 3/3 Mark Scheme

This GCSE Geography Exam Pack has three carefully designed exams written to the 2009 Specification for Edexcel. This is not an official set, but is great practice towards River Landscapes and a Watery World!

MARK SCHEME FOR PAPER 3

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Edexcel GCSE Geography A
Unit 2: The Natural Environment


Paper 3 Mark Scheme



Question Answer Total
Marks
SECTION A: RIVER LANDSCAPES
1 The Bradshaw Model is a geographical model (1), which describes
how a river's characteristics vary between the upper course and
lower course of a river. (1) 1
2…

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Lighter load is deposited first. (1)

Levees
The larger and heavier load that is deposited first (1), forms a raised
bank along the river channel. (1)




Diagrams account for one mark each time they are used.
3 Causes of Flooding
· Ploughing: rainwater channels quicker (1)
· Vegetation removed: less…

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Building Design
· Moving electric sockets higher. (1)
· Concrete floors so they don't rot. (1)
· Buildings on stilts ­ above ground level. (1)
· Upside down house? Kitchen on the first floor in case of
emergency. (1)
6 Floodplain zoning (1), Afforestation (1), Washlands (1), Warning
Systems (1).…

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2 Personal view accounts for just 2 marks with reason. 6
Aquifers:
Positives: natural scheme (1), extracts directly from water table (1),
can collect lots of water (1), provides for lots of people (1).
Negatives: Mexico City ­ pavements cracking (1), walls of buildings
buckled (1), water pipes above ground…

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