YR 8 AGRICULTURE ASSESSMENT

Study the atlas extract British Isles Agriculture.SEG1995
Answer the following questions on the A4 paper provided.

Write your name and form on the top and start each answer on a new line and keep to the question numbering.

You may use the data provided and your knowledge and understanding of the agriculture topic and of places in Britain.

Q1.For dairying and mixed farming:
a)Describe the distribution pattern of this farming in mainland Britain.

b)Name two physical factors that determine this distribution and explain how each one influences this type of farming.

c)Use the map evidence to name one human factor that determines the distribution of this farming and explain how its importance.

Q2 For hill farming and improved grazing:
a)Describe the distribution pattern of this farming in mainland Britain.

b)Name two physical factors that determine this distribution and explain how each one influences this type of farming.

Q3 For barley and wheat
a)Describe the distribution pattern of this farming in mainland Britain.

b)Name two physical factors that determine this distribution and explain how each one influences this type of farming.

Q4 For Total farm workforce and Agricultural machinery:
a)Describe the changes for the period 1956 to 1986 in these two different areas of farming activity.

b)Can you explain a link between these two areas of farming activity.

Q5 For the Map Key for types of agriculture(top left)
a)Name the one that is most intensive in its operations and give a definition of this particular type of farming.

b)From the atlas map locate and name one place where this farming is practiced and give one human and one physical reason for its location at this place.

. GRADE A*
You correctly identify the most relevant physical and human processes and identify the links between places by their relative similarities and differences. You explain how places change over time. You use appropriate atlas data evidence to draw valid conclusions. You can apply appropriate knowledge of places in Britain to all your answers.

GRADE A
You correctly identify relevant physical and human processes and show how they produce relative similarities and differences between places. You offer explanations for the way that places change. You begin to use the atlas material accurately to draw valid conclusions. Most of your answers are supported by appropriate map knowledge.

GRADE B
You offer explanations for relevant physical and human processes and show that they can have different effects in different places. You can describe ways in which places change over time, but not necessarily why. You use atlas evidence to answer the questions. Some of your answers are supported by appropriate map knowledge.

GRADE C
You describe and offer simple explanations for physical and human processes that could determine similarities and differences between places. You use atlas evidence to answer the questions and draw valid conclusions. Answers are supported by limited map knowledge.