Geography

Year 11 Geography mock exam

Students in Geography will sit one 120 minute paper (worth 120 marks), which will cover all the units covered in class to date.  This paper will be sat in your examination venue and will cover the three units from Paper 1 and two units from Paper 2 studied so far. 

Paper 1 (Physical Geography)
  • The Challenge of Natural Hazards [Tectonic Hazards, Weather Hazards and Climate Change] (P.2-19 in revision guide)
  • Coastal landscapes in the UK (P.38-46 in the revision guide)
  • Ecosystems, TRF and Hot deserts (P.20-31)
Paper 2 (Human Geography):
  • Urban Issues and challenges (P.67-76 in the revision guide)
  • The changing economic world (P.77-83)

Specific information (e.g. facts, statistics and place specific detail) will be needed for the following examples and case studies:

  • L’Aquila earthquake, Italy (P.7)
  • Kashmir earthquake, Pakistan (P.7)
  • Hurricane Katrina, USA (P.12)
  • The Big Freeze, UK (P.14)
  • Dorset Coast landforms (P.43)
  • Holderness coastal management (P.45)
  • Amazon TRF (P.25-6)
  • Sahara Desert – opportunities and challenges (P.30)
  • Urban growth in Rio de Janeiro (exercise books)
  • Change in UK city – Liverpool (P.72-73)
  • Sustainable cities – Curitiba (exercise books)
  • Tourism in Kenya (P.83)

You will need to refer to these examples on the 6 and 9 mark questions where directed.

You will need to be able to confidently discuss these case studies, referring to statistics and evidence where you can.  You should demonstrate a clear understanding of them and be able to write confidently and accurately if asked about a specific aspect of any of them (e.g. the economic impacts of the Big Freeze on the UK).

Remember: Case study questions do not require you to simply write all you know about an event!  Instead, you should use your knowledge of these real life events to help justify and substantiate the arguments you make when answering the question.

It would be very useful to create a revision material for each example and case study; for example, a mind map for each which categorises the key facts and pieces of information.  You should also make use of the revision materials you have been creating over the past year.