What do you need to revise ?
So, you've worked hard all year and completed a huge amount of work. From the heights of Everest to the lows of sinkholes in Florida, you've studied a huge amount. Below is a list of things you will need to know for your examination. You will see that certain units of work do not appear and that the exam is split into two sections:
Section A - Mount Everest
Section B - Globalization & The Geography Of My Stuff
The total marks available for the paper is 70 and you have 55 minutes to complete it all. You must try your best to complete all of the questions. However we also know that English is not everybody's first language and so if you run out of time, we will grade you only on the work that you have completed and not take marks off for questions that you have not had time to do.
section a - mount everest
You should be able to:
1. Locate Everest and be able to recall basic facts about the mountain
2. Describe the most famous ascent of Everest and the key people involved including dates.
3. Describe the main route up Everest including the names and locations of the different features on route e.g. Lhotse Face etc.
4. Explain why Mount Everest is dangerous to climbers both from physical hazards as well as health issues. **Altitude sickness**
5. Explain why 8000 metres in altitude is significant for climbers.
6. Explain how the Himalayas formed and know about the different layers of rock on Everest and what they show.
7. Describe who the Sherpa people are and how they came to work and live in the Everest region.
8. About the pros and cons of leaving dead climbers on the mountain e.g. Greenboots.
section b - globalization
You should be able to:
9. Describe what globalization is and how if affects people around the world, including yourself.
10. Explain what sweatshops are like and what the conditions are like for people who work in them.
11. Recognize that people are against sweatshops and the reasons for their viewpoints.
12. Recognize that some people are in support of sweatshops and the reasons for their viewpoints.
13. Explain why sweatshops make so many of our clothes and why these clothes are now rarely made in countries like France.
14. Recall the important facts and figures surrounding the April 2013 Bangladesh Sweatshop disaster.
15. Describe and explain how conditions can be improved for the many hundreds of thousands of people who make our clothing and shoes.