Monday, 29 December 2008

January retakes for Year 13

Here's some examples of the 10 mark case study questions that you can expect in your retakes in January...


  • With reference to named examples, examine the impacts of river flooding on people's daily lives.
  • With reference to one or more named examples, explain the benefits of environmentally sensitive river management.
  • A number of hard engineering methods have traditionally been used to combat coastal erosion. Briefly describe two of these methods and for a named location explain why each was chosen.
  • With reference to more than one country, examine the factors that influence government coastal management policies.
  • For a located coastal ecosystem, explain how a study of the vegetation pattern can illustrate the process of succession.
  • For a named stretch of coastline, examine to what extent sub-aerial processes have affected the coastal features.
  • With references to named examples, examine the consequences of human activities on river environments with respect to one of the following: (a) urbanisation, (b) dams and reservoir construction, (c) water quality.
  • With reference to one or more named examples, examine the relationships between the hydrological cycle and one of the following: (a) soil moisture budgets, (b) local storm events, (c) river regimes


  • With reference to specific examples, examine how urban environments can be made more sustainable.
  • Using specific exmamples, examine the conflicts arising from developments in the rural-urban fringe.
  • Choose two contrasting rural environments. Examine the reason why the vary in character.
  • Referring to named examples, examine the success of attempts to revive city centres.
  • Referring to examples, explain how conflicts may arise between different groups when rural villages undergo rapid change.
  • With reference to specific examples, examine the ways in which rural environments are being modified by one of the following: (a) changing farming practices, (b) the development of resources in the countryside, (c) tourism
  • With reference to any named urban areas, examine the ways in which decision makers are attempting to manage one of the following: (a) traffic flows, (b) ethnic and/or religious segregation, (c) water and waste pollution, (d) provision of affordable housing.

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