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Big Picture: How can understanding command words help me succeed?


Describe  Simply

say what you can see. DO NOT use because in your answer.  Refer to … size, amount, colour, vegetation, height, shape, material, direction, location, etc.


Explain  You

must give reasons … this is BECAUSE

…  Try and give ‘links’ between points in your sentence E.g. very few people live in the south because the climate is so dry this means that growing food would be too dificult.


Compare  Say

what is similar and what is different – you MUST use CONNECTIVES … whereas, however, on the other hand.


Using figure 2/photo 5 etc. ď‚› You

MUST refer to something on the source as directed by the question


For an example you have studied .. ď‚› You

MUST give case study data – place names, numbers, etc.


Timings?  In

the exam each sesion is worth 25 marks = 30 minutes  Aim for 1 mark per minute  You must answer 3 sections for each paper (human/physical)


Think like a Geographer, how would a Geographer answer this?

Look at the key words, they tell you how you need to answer the question.

Look at the number of marks, it gives you an idea of the number of points you will have to make and how much depth you may need to go into.

If you can draw a diagram to explain a process, do! Us Geographers like graphical representations, and processes are much easier to explain using diagrams than writing loads. Remember though to annotate your diagrams with linked labels!


But remember, if it states, draw a diagram, you must!

Don’t be scared of big spaces, but don’t jump into writing an answer without first spending some time planning.

Always check your answers for silly mistakes. Never leave gaps! Try playing football without a football.


Demonstrate: Now complete your GCSE practise questions!


Reflect: So…How did you get on? Complete your feedback sheet to show how you think you’ve achieved for coasts revsion

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Points Grade 34-35 A* 31-33 A 27-30 B 23-26 C 19-22 D 15-18 E 11-14 F 7-10 G 6 or below U


Up the stakes!

ď‚› Take

this opportunity to improve your grade by rewriting a question from your question sheet


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