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Question: Describe and explain the location of areas of equatorial climate. Describe the natural vegetation of this area and explain how it has adapted to the climate.

Answer: Rainforests are mainly located in areas of equatorial climate; these are situated...


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Question: Evaluate the role of ‘self-help housing’ as a solution to the housing crisis in Third World cities.

Answer: Over recent decades the population of rural areas in developing countries have...


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Question: With respect to the UK, consider the range of options required to manage and reduce the causes of the enhanced greenhouse effect.

Answer: It is a common misconception that the greenhouse effect is caused solely...


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Question: Assess the degree to which, human activity has changed the rural landscape of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and the implications of these changes for the physical and human environment.

Answer: Yorkshire Dales National Park was created in 1954, in order to protect...


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Question: Report: Tourist Attractions in Borneo

Answer: Borneo is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world....


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Question: Write a geographical summary of an island of your choosing. (Guam)

Answer: Guam was ceded to the United States by Spain in 1898. It...


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Question: Examine why deforestation occurs, the consequences of deforestation and which strategies might diminish the impact of deforestation. Pay particular attention to the Amazonian rain forest.

Answer: There is no doubt that the tropical rain forests are disappearing at...


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Question: Outline and Suggest Reasons for the Issues Facing Countries at Very Low Levels of Economic Development (8 marks)

Answer: One issue facing countries at very low levels of economic development is...


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Question: Critically Evaluate the Outcomes of Globalisation.

Answer: Globalisation is the way in which people, cultures, money, goods and information...


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Question: "Volcanic and seismic events are major pieces of evidence towards proving that Plate tectonic theory is valid"

Discuss the extent to which you agree with this statement.

Answer: The Plate Tectonic Theory is the idea that the tectonic plates move...


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  • Subject: Geography
  • Course: Geography
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 896
  • Date submitted: July 02, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1746
  • Subject: Geography
  • Course: Geography
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 1299
  • Date submitted: August 01, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2000
  • Subject: Geography
  • Course: Geography
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: 63%
  • Words: 1781
  • Date submitted: August 04, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2020
  • Subject: Geography
  • Course: Geography
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: 63%
  • Words: 1550
  • Date submitted: July 03, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2006
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1749
  • Subject: Geography
  • Course: Geography
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: 61%
  • Words: 2984
  • Date submitted: October 28, 2009
  • Date written: September, 2004
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2234
  • Subject: Geography
  • Course: Geography
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 797
  • Date submitted: August 03, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2008
  • Subject: Geography
  • Course: Geography
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 1551
  • Date submitted: July 03, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1748
  • Subject: Geography
  • Course: Geography
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 549
  • Date submitted: May 01, 2017
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7954
  • Subject: Geography
  • Course: Geography
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 360
  • Date submitted: May 01, 2017
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7953
  • Subject: Geography
  • Course: Geography
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2381
  • Date submitted: May 01, 2017
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7952

Although the content and information that you put in an essay will change depending on what topic it is on, a logical and coherent structure (part of the mark scheme) is essential in getting top marks.

How it should be structured:

  1. Read the question carefully. What kinds of phrases stand out? i.e. 'Explain', 'Examine', 'Evaluate' - these all lead to various structures and ways of answering the question.

  2. Introduction - key (especially for a 15 mark essay) - provides the examiner a insight into a student's understanding of the context and the key words (which should be defined) of the question. State your argument/stance on the question. Perhaps include a key fact if you have time.

  3. Main body - This may seem overwhelming at first. Make it simpler by choosing thematic/topical points based on the question and following this structure: Point, Evidence, Explanation, Link to the question (PEEL). Make sure that in the point, you are answering the question. Make sure you paragraph and keep the structure clear. This will help you to ensure a clear argument throughout. Provide case studies to exemplify knowledge and to strengthen your points/argument.

  4. Conclusion - Draw together the various points made in the main body of the essay. Summarise the arguments you have made; reiterate your argument and link back to the question.

Notes: Be synoptic! This is key to make sure you get into the top band of marks - shows the examiner that you are well-rounded; illustrates a better understanding of the fundamental basis of geography as an area of study. Timing is important - for 15/20 markers allows for around 20 minutes, for 12/10 markers, aim for around 15 mins. Spelling, punctuation and grammar are important. Make sure you know what the exam board are asking for i.e. Edexcel

  • AO1 Knowledge and understanding - application of theories, case studies etc. to show understanding and knowledge; "accurate and relevant geographical knowledge and understanding throughout".
  • AO2 Application and analysis - using case studies to strengthen your points and argument; synopticity
  • AO3 Communication and structure - logical and coherent organisation of essay.

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