Geog Yr11 GCSE

27/10/17  Half term homework for Year 11

GCSE practice exam Thursday 9 November Per. 3

Please revise these subjects:

  1. Migration and a case study of informal housing. (Your favelas in Brazil case study will do for this.)

2. Urban land use.  Particularly changes in CBDs (Look at a case study of changes in one CBD: there is an example in the book and you have studied urban change.)

3. Weather instruments in the Stevenson screen, cloud types (follow the link to 20 minute video – essential learning) and tropical rainforest/equatorial climate.

If you were absent on 27/10/17 when this was taught, it is not in the book and you need to learn about it.  Please search the internet and research it.  Temperature, air pressure, humidity, windspeed, rainfall: how are they measured and what is a Stevenson screen? Whole double period lessons cannot be repeated: if you were absent you must catch up. Communicate with students who were in the class and copy their notes.

4. Water supply and water shortage.  Case study of food shortage.  (You need to study these topics from the book and research them on the internet.)

These FOUR topics will be revised and/or read and researched: i.e. this is a mixture of revision and reading up on new topics.  From these four topics you must answer questions on TWO of them during a one-hour practice GCSE Paper 1 exam (shortened from 1hr 45mins to 1 hour in your usual Geography lesson on 9/11/17.




October 2017 homework case study

Typhoon Haiyan case study

The case study should be a substantial piece of written work, an essay containing facts and figures that you could use in a case study exam question.  You need to cover the following areas:

  • What is a tropical cyclone and in what parts of the world do they occur?
  • Describe the particular circumstances of the Pacific ocean and how typhoon Haiyan developed in November 2013.
  • Explain the way in which weather agencies were watching the storm and predicting its path but insufficient action was taken on the ground in the Philippines to prepare people.  Why do you think this was?
  • Explain the effects of the winds and the storm surge, giving figures for the storm itself and the casualties caused in places like Tacloban.
  • What were the short-term consequences?  (In the days and weeks after the storm.) What were the long-term consequences? (In the years after the storm.

Do not just get your information from Wikipedia!  Use Google advanced search to put in phrases like: Typhoon Haiyan storm surge; Typhoon Haiyan disaster relief operation; etc.  Choose your sources for reliable facts and figures.

For the long term consequences, you may find this document useful:

Also available on this blog if link doesn’t work: HE_63_new_web2_

Case study due on Thursday 5th October.


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