That Blue Square Thing - Geography Revision

Unit 1 Case Study Questions - Population Change

Case study questions are a key part of Paper 2.

These questions are usually worth between 6 and 9 marks. If you can do them well you can pick up serious marks.

The key to this sort of question is to develop your answers by explaining what you mean and to use case studies. Use an example even when the question doesn't ask for one - this should be your standard approach. Examiners are particularly looking for evidence that you really know about the place you're writing about. This means it's important to be able to match case studies to each question.

You could go through each question and write an answer for it. I'm happy to mark them - you can e-mail me answers if you want to. Another way of using these questions is to decide how you'd answer each one by brainstorming points. Make sure you can use at least one good case study per question.

The Questions:

1. Describe the problems caused by rapid population growth in LEDCs.
(6 marks)
2. Explain how governments in LEDCs have tried to solve the problems caused by rapid population growth.
(8 marks)
3. Describe how NGOs can work alongside governments to solve the problems caused by rapid population growth in LEDCs.
(6 marks)
4. Explain how educating girls can have an effect on birth rates in LEDCs.
(4 marks)
5. Describe the effects of an ageing population on MEDCs.
(6 marks)

You can use the GCSE Markscheme to help you structure your answers.

Remember: 3 or 4 developed points supported with a good case study is much more likely to score high marks than an answer which simply talks briefly about 17 different points.