Unit 3 Synoptic

1) Sites recommended by the exam board:

Economic and social data for Panama, Nicaragua and Costa Rica:

World Bank Online data base on Panama

World Bank Online data base on Nicaragua

World Bank Online data base on Costa Rica

CIA World factbook on Panama 

CIA World factbook on Nicaragua

CIA World factbook on Costa Rica

Other websites connected to the pre-release:



2. Other Geofiles about development and issues in Central America:

Ecotourism in Costa Rica

Fairtrade in Nicaragua

The Development Gap

3. Other interesting articles:

World Bank – Costa Rica’s development; from good to better

World Bank – Panama; locking in success

4. Relevant extra videos:



39 responses to “Unit 3 Synoptic

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  6. A Mannan

    Hiya, we came across this video that summarises many elements of the pre release.

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      • A Mannan

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  7. Frankie

    This is really helpful, thank you! Was just wondering if you had an practice questions for the unit 3 pre release. Thanks.

  8. Martha

    Do you have any practice Arctic questions? thanks

  9. Ella Maffey

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  10. Simi

    Could someone email me the edexcel unit 3 and 4 A2 geog 2015 exam papers for me to practice as I am a private entered candidate

  11. Aq

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  12. Lisa

    Could you also please e-mail me the practice questions? Would be very brilliant if you could

  13. Lisa

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  16. sam

    what would you recommend to do in terms of final preparation for the pre release

    • I would condense the notes you have already made and then write a list of qs based on the prerelease and do plans/bulletpoint notes to try to answer them. Also write out key facts/stats. Good luck!

  17. Tash

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