Geography Unit 2: Extreme Weather Past Exam questions

just thought i'd do a document showing all the past questions from extreme weather section of unit 2 exam as its useful to get an idea of what we may get asked tomorrow, i.e. i reckon theyll defo be a question on flooding, and management of drought/hurricane as it has for nearly every paper since jan 09. have a look :)

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6GEO2 Extreme Weather past paper questions
Jan 2009
1. a) Describe the differences in the characteristics and tracks of the two storms.
b) Describe the fieldwork and research you would undertake in order to investigate
changing weather conditions.
c) Describe the methods used to manage one type of extreme weather event and
comment on their effectiveness.
June 2009
1. a) Suggest how geographic information systems (GIS) help us understand the varied
impacts of river flooding.
b) Many places are experiencing an increased risk of river flooding.
Describe how you would design a programme of fieldwork and research to
investigate the reasons for this.
c) Examine the value of new technology in the forecasting and management of
extreme weather events.
Jan 2010 ­ 26/35
1. a) Suggest how the weather situation shown may lead to a range of weather
hazards.
b) Describe the fieldwork and research you would undertake in order to investigate
the impacts of a named extreme weather event.
c) Using examples, explain how different strategies can be used to reduce the
impact of drought.
June 2010
1. a) Describe the characteristics and distribution of one type of extreme weather
event.
b) Comment on the advantages and disadvantages of the two approaches to
monitoring the weather.
c) Describe how technology (digital camera, websites, GIS etc), and any other
equipment could assist in the fieldwork and research into flood risk
management.
Jan 2011
1. a) Choose two of the extreme weather events shown, and suggest reasons why the
number changes from year to year.
b) For one type of extreme weather phenomenon, explain how it develops.
c) Describe the fieldwork and research you undertook to investigate the impacts of
extreme weather.

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June 2011
1. a) Describe the patterns of extreme weather hazards shown.
b) Describe the fieldwork and research you undertook to investigate flood risk.
c) Using examples, explain how different strategies can be used to manage the
impacts of drought.
Jan 2012 ­ 25/35
1. a) Comment on the differences in the economic impacts shown.
b) Describe the results and conclusions of your fieldwork and research into the
increased risk of flooding.…read more

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Mr A Gibson

If you are studying with Edexcel and you are doing this topic then this is quite useful to see all the past questions on the topic in one go. This is useful for getting the jist of how the questions are framed. Do not fall into the trap of trying to guess what is going to be asked though - prepare for everything!

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