That Blue Square Thing - Geography Revision

Unit 6 Case Study Questions - Storms and Floods

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. Explain how people can help to cause floods through their actions.
(6 marks)
2. Describe how people can reduce the risk of flooding in an area you have studied.
(6 marks)
3. For a type of natural hazard that you have studied, explain how its damaging effects could be reduced.
(6 marks)
4. Tropical storms cause a lot of damage in LEDCs. Describe the effects of tropical storms in LEDCs.
(4 marks)
5. Events such as storms and floods often have a greater effect in LEDCs. Suggest reasons why this is so.
(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.