Geography Mock Exam Revision 2012
Due to time and pressures building up in the next few weeks it is important to have a plan of work for
each subject. As with other subjects we will not have the entire course completed but it is vital you
experience the timing and challenges of a full exam.
In order to facilitate this I have set out the following study guide to help you prepare for the exam on the _____________________tbc
Answer all 12 and you receive marks for your best 10. The questions are usually divided into:
(naming/labelling a diagram, matching features and descriptions etc)
Map and Photo (grid references to identify features on a map or identifying areas on a photo)
Satellite images (always 4 – 8 images of river deltas, glaciers, mountain ranges, hurricanes, volcanoes etc)
General skills (bar charts, pie charts, statistics etc and students have to work out the answers –calculator!!)
Regional (usually naming regions studied, definitions of regions etc)
Generally there are two or three questions of each on every exam.
Physical Geography– Questions 1 – 3 : Do one full question only (that’s an A, B and C from the same question)
Part A’s: Skills: identifying or labelling a diagram, map question, photo question
Part B’s: At least one FEED from each of Rivers, Glaciation, Plate Tectonics and The Sea.
Weathering and erosion (like Limestone – Burren –Carbonation etc)
Rocks and rock groups (samples, uses, locations etc
Part C’s: Human interaction = how we use, benefit from, destroy etc rocks or rivers, sea or understanding plate movement. This is the part of the question requiring examples and case studies.
A: 20 marks B: 30 marks C: 30 marks = 80 marks in total and remember to watch your S.R.P’s for each
Questions 4 – 6 : Do one full question only (that’s an A, B and C from the same question)
Sketch maps of each region studied. Be prepared to draw the country or region with cities, physical features or rivers or neighbours etc
Factors that have influenced the development of a Primary / Secondary / Tertiary activity in a Irish/European or sub continental region.
Culture of a region and factors that define it (religion, society, language etc).
Development of an urban area (check handout on Calcutta as an example)
Describe the development of a Primary / Secondary / Tertiary activity in an Irish/European or sub continental region.
The enlargement of the EU and its impact on countries (sample answer available).
Questions 10, 11 and 12. Do one full question only (that’s an A, B and C from the same question)
Half scale sketch map of a map or photograph. Remember to give a full title, frame shape, key, colour and tidy.
Answering questions on tables of information, graphs, charts etc. Be able to calculate and answer directly on what is in front of you.
Drawing a suitable graph using the information given to you. Graph paper, pencil, ruler, colour, labels etc.
Urban growth and its effect on the people and the country.
Population studies, growth, change, distribution, factors affecting change etc.
Map settlement. Using map evidence to explain why a settlement has grown where it is now.
Overpopulation and the problems and causes.
The migration of people and positive and negative effects on the place left and new place occupied.
Changing land use and planning issues.
Honours students only
Geoecology Q16, 17 and 18.
The following question will appear on the mock papers and the sample answer will be given to all students in advance of the exam. This is to facilitate all Honours students to complete a full exam.
Q16: “tbc”. 80 marks.
This question does not have an A,B,C division as it is an essay style answer.