Monthly Archives: November 2013

Top IGCSE Geographer in the world!

Congratulations to Philipp Ershov from our school for achieving the highest mark in the world for both the Geography and Biology IGCSE Cambridge exams. We are all so very proud of him!



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U6th November Exam

You are required to study all three of the topics that we have covered in class this term (energy security, water conflicts and biodiversity). There will be three essays (with an A part requiring you to look at a figure and adding your own knowledge and B requiring greater depth and case studies). YOU WILL PICK TWO OF THEM TO ANSWER in 80 minutes.


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L6 – Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

More than 10,000 are thought to have been killed this week in the Philippines by the largest typhoon on record with winds as large as 200 km an hour.

Lower Sixth MUST be following what is going on:

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L6 November exams 2013

Your Geography exam will be 1 hour 45 minutes

Section A – Answer all short ‘World at risk’ hazard questions. You should spend about 30 minutes on this section.
Section B – Choose ONE out of TWO ‘World at risk’ essay style question made up of Part A and Part B. You should spend about 30 minutes on this section.
Section C –Answer all 3 of the COASTS questions in this section.
One will give you a figure to look at, another will be fieldwork questions and the third one will be an essay using case studies.
You should refer to fieldwork, research and examples in your answers.
You must spend 45 minutes on this section.

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U6th – Hotspots viewing



(and watch the other parts!)

(and watch the other parts!)

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Work for Tuesday and Wednesday this week – (Arachova IGCSE field trip)

Lower Sixth AS

For both double lessons on Tuesday and Wednesday please complete the following 2 past questions in detail with examples and watch the documentaries.  They will be handed in during the lesson on Friday:

 a)  Explain why some places have a high level of landslide and avalanche hazard risk (10)  May 2010

b)  Explain why the economic losses caused by natural hazards have generally risen over time whereas the number of lives lost has fallen (15)  May 2010

Watch the following two documentaries and write notes:

National Geographic Killer Hurricanes

Is our weather getting worse ?

Upper Sixth A2

For both double lessons on Tuesday and Wednesday please complete the following work in detail.  It will be handed in during the lesson on Thursday (along with your work from the mid-term break):


Read p 66-73 Phillip Allan (yes Philippos Allanis, Max!) and answer the following Qs in detail:

1.  Define:  diversity, genetic diversity, species diversity, ecosystem diversity

2.  What are the factors that influence biodiversity on a i) global/continental scale, ii)regional scale and iii) local scale?

3.  How can humans cause change to biodiversity i)directly and ii) indirectly.

4.  Describe the global distribution of biodiversity.

5.  What is a biodiversity hotspot and what are the three categories of biodiversity hotspot (explain each)


Read the case study on ‘biodiversity in ANWR’ p 94-99 Oxford.  Write detailed notes (I know that you already have quite a lot of knowledge from the energy topic!).


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