GCSE Geography Unit 3 Exam Practice Questions - Mark Scheme

Geography Unit 3 exam questions for the 2009 onwards Edexcel GCSE syllabus.

Focusing on 'Population Change' and 'A Moving World'.

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Edexcel GCSE Geography A

Geography Practice Questions: Unit 3 Human

Mark Scheme

Question Answer Mark
1a Birth rate: Number of births per 1000 (1) per year (1). 2
1b Population density: 2
Number of people living in an area (1) per unit
area eg, sq. km (1).

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for `relationship' to be explained so relationship will need
Note this is a compulsory case-study and students will have
knowledge and detail to bring to their answers.

Level Mark Descriptor
Level 0: 0 No acceptable response.
Level 1: 1-2 Attempted to explain the relationship, giving a
few simple statements…

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government reduced the birth rate. Good, locational
(place-specific) information used to support answer. Well
communicated with good use of geographical terminology,
spelling, punctuation and grammar.

6 Candidates must have given full data and a coherent 6
explanation to get level 3 in this answer (5-6/6).
Description limits the mark to…

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disease spreads quickly. (1) this means disease
spreads from children to others much quicker, and
so more tax money required in healthcare services

children take care of their families/siblings (1),
reducing servicing costs for elderly etc. (1)
large workforce in the future. (1) economy may
boost, inviting a…

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Lower employement rate (1)
Lower salaries (1)
Lower standard of living (1)
Poor housing (1)
Poor healthcare (1)

Pull factors:
Better hoursing (1)
Nearby/ on border (1)
Better medical care (1)
Chance for better, glamorous jobs, e.g. fame (1)
Wide range of safely prepared food (1)
Better pricing (1)

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Level 1 (0-2 marks)
Includes 1-2 simple statements about either the negative or
positive impacts - imbalanced. A country may be named.

Level 2 (2-4 marks)
At least one positive and one negative impact stated and
explained. Answer refers to 1-2 pieces of specific case
study information.

Level 3 (4-6…

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Climate (1), e.g. UK to Spain (1)
Economic (1), e.g. UK to Costa Rica (and healthcare). (1)

19 Case study: UK to Spain. Description required as to reasons 4
for migration. Data adds 1-2 marks.


Cold and wet climate…

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Development in coastal areas means damage to
coastal regions. (1)
Cultural areas have vanished, resulting in british
selection, e.g. stocking Brtiish goods. (1)
Language barrier (1)
Development in Spanish classes, and international
knowledge (1)
Cultures increase and expand (1)
Retired boost economy by taking part in leisure
activities, and buying…


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