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Human topic - data collection ideas?

Hi everyone, I am struggling a bit with the planning for next years controlled assessment. My school have always done the tourism question, but for 2016 it specifies a national park or coastal resort. I am teaching at a school in Doha, Qatar so it does not suit the location!I was looking at the other human topics and wondering which one would be best, but I am struggling to think of suitable data collection methods for population or globalisation. These two topics lend themselves the best to…See More
4 hours ago
Simon Wells replied to Anna Mercy's discussion thoughts on today's physical paper?!!
"Hi all, as an examiner I now have a copy of the mark scheme for the foundation paper so could let you know the answer to the above questions- am I allowed to though? "
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Rebecca Ling posted a status
"Has anyone got any predictions for the human Geog. paper? unlike unit 1, I can't see as many obvious gaps in the human paper."
Friday
Matthew Dalton replied to Anna Mercy's discussion thoughts on today's physical paper?!!
"No, many students thought that describing the shape of the caldera was  an odd question. A circular shape, round, and oval shape and even a deformed oval appeared to be what my students put down. Just a very strange question! Matt"
Thursday
Catherine Brooks replied to H Sperring's discussion CA 2016 CUE
"If you have the recent GA publication on Fieldwork (by John Widdowson I think), there is a crime risk survey in there.  We used it this year when comparing the CBD to an area of redeveloped docklands and students found it straight forward to…"
Wednesday
Ashleigh Gripton replied to Anna Mercy's discussion thoughts on today's physical paper?!!
"I certainly agree with that Matt many of the students said the same to me and the picture isn't brilliant. I didn't like the questions about the shape of the volcano and the shape of the reservoir. "
Wednesday
Louise Linares replied to Anna Mercy's discussion thoughts on today's physical paper?!!
"I agree Matt, definitely though that would be tricky for them."
Wednesday
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"Ha ha! I have only just read your message, sorry! I am very well thanks, how are you doing? How is school going? Where are you based? Still playing much rugby? Hope you are really well. M"
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Matthew Dalton replied to Anna Mercy's discussion thoughts on today's physical paper?!!
"Yeah not a bad paper, not sure if the volcano resource figure 2 was very fair. Eyjafjallajkull is a composite volcano yet the picture gives no obvious conical shape of such a volcano. Many students will pick out a shield volcano such as Surtsey…"
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Louise Linares replied to Anna Mercy's discussion thoughts on today's physical paper?!!
"Hello all - dying to see the paper tomorow too! Agree with all your comments - our boys seemed to be thrown off with wording of questions although content seemed fine...mine seemed confused at shape of reservoir question too!"
Tuesday
Cornelia Smith posted a status
"Not seen the paper yet.....desperate to know what the 8 markers were for tectonics, rocks and rivers?"
Tuesday
Anna Mercy replied to Anna Mercy's discussion thoughts on today's physical paper?!!
"I think it was the wording rather than the content they found hard and for the 8 mark rivers they weren't sure how to get L3. One of the students I spoke to had written about holderness for the 8 mark coasts because of the conflict element…"
Tuesday
Amy Neal replied to Anna Mercy's discussion thoughts on today's physical paper?!!
"Mine were fine but didn't like the rivers 8 marker"
Tuesday
Kit Ingoldby replied to Laura Pallas's discussion Trips and Visits
"I took my Y9s on a regular annual trip to a local powerstation.(Tilbury)  They combined learning about different energy production techniques, the environmental impacts of burning fossil fuels and the always popular pond dipping to study the…"
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Human topic - data collection ideas?

Hi everyone, I am struggling a bit with the planning for next years controlled assessment. My school have always done the tourism question, but for 2016 it specifies a national park or coastal…Continue

Started by Claire in CA 2016 4 hours ago.

thoughts on today's physical paper?!! 12 Replies

my student's looked a little pale coming out of their examination today, a few questions were out of their comfort zone, although speaking to them they seemed to manage ok.   How did anyone else find…Continue

Started by Anna Mercy in Examinations. Last reply by Simon Wells yesterday.

CA 2016 CUE 4 Replies

Hi all,I am planning to do the CUE section and notably from last year I think a comparison of two or more areas across our local urban area to be the best idea - as the statement says "Parts"I can…Continue

Tags: Function, Fieldwork, Environments, Urban, 2016

Started by H Sperring in CA 2016. Last reply by Catherine Brooks on Wednesday.

Trips and Visits 5 Replies

Hi Everyone. Was wondering if people could help me. I'm trying to improve our departmentand introduce more trips, visits, workshops and speakers to the curriculum and I woas wondering what people…Continue

Started by Laura Pallas in Uncategorized. Last reply by Kit Ingoldby on Tuesday.

2015 physical exam 3 Replies

Anyone fancy guessing tomorrows questions?Continue

Started by flipflop2 in Examinations. Last reply by Mark Ellis on Tuesday.

Rocks for controlled assessment? 2 Replies

I would really like to do the rocks option for CA next time but really don't know what methods of data collection we could use and then what graphs etc would we do!? I am really struggling to think…Continue

Started by Sarah Black in CA 2016. Last reply by Sarah Black May 14.

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