GCSE REVISION GUIDE - 6 - Paper 1 Past Questions - Physical

(A) Written Component One. Weighting: 40% of total assessment. Length of Examination: Paper 1 hours.This will comprise two sections:
Section A: Examines skills (click on link for a full list) related to Ordnance Survey mapwork, photographs, sketch maps, cross-sections, satellite images and other resources. This section will have a UK context and will be worth 24 marks.
Section B: Seven resource-based, short structured questions. You will be required to answer three physical geography questions. (Coasts, Rivers and Glaciation). Each question is worth 15 marks. Total Marks = 69

PAPER 1
COASTS
1994 Study Figure 17 on the insert, a photograph of the spit at Dawlish Warren in Devon.
q Describe the physical features of the spit at Dawlish Warren, as shown on Figure 17 (4 marks - 12 lines).
q Explain how spits such as Dawlish Warren are formed (6 marks - 14 lines).
(C) Choose EITHER a COASTAL AREA OR RIVER VALLEY that you have studied.
q How has human activity affected the beauty of this area ? (4 mark.)
1996(C) Read the newspaper report, Figure 14 about a hotel in Scarborough being destroyed by coastal erosion.
q State two processes of coastal erosion (2 lines - 2 marks).
q What were the effects of coastal erosion at Scarborough ? (9 lines - 3 marks)
q Using examples you have studied, explain how coastal areas can be managed to reduce coastal erosion (18 lines - 6 marks).
1998 (A) Study Figure 12, a photograph of Marsden Rock in the north east of England. It was taken in 1984. The sketch (figure 12) shows the same stretch of coastline, 12 years later in 1996.
q Name the coastal features marked A and B on the photograph Figure 12 (2 marks).
q On Figure 13, Label C (1 mark)
q Describe and explain how this stretch of coastline has changed since 1984. You may use diagrams to help you (6 marks - 18 lines)
(B) Study Figure 14, which shows the collapse of a hotel near Scarborough in 1993.
q Using Figure 14, describe the main causes of the cliff collapsing (4 marks - 12 lines)
q Name and describe one method of coastal protection which could have been used to protect the hotel near Scarborough. (2 marks - 6 lines)
RIVERS
1996
(A) Study Figure 13, a sketch map of parts of the valley of the River Avon near Evesham.
q On the grid below, draw a cross section along the line X - Y shown on Figure 13 (3 marks).
q On the cross-section, mark and label the position of the river (1 mark). q Describe the features of a flood plain (9 lines - 3 marks)
q Explain how a flood plain is formed (8 lines - 3 marks).
(B) Draw a diagram to show the main features of: EITHER a waterfall OR a delta Label the diagram clearly (4 marks).

1997
(B) Study the map, Figure 14, showing the regimes of five different rivers in the world.
q What is a river regime ? (2 marks - 6 lines).
q What is the difference between the regime of the River Thames and the regime of the Alpine Rhone? (1 mark - 3 lines)
q Choose one river shown on Figure 14 other than the River Thames. Name of river: Suggest why the river regime has the pattern shown. (1 mark - 3 lines). How would building a reservoir affect the pattern of a river's regime ? (2 marks - 6 lines).
(C) For a river basin that you have studied:
q Name and locate the river basin. Name: Location: (1 mark - 2 lines)
q Briefly describe two of the main physical features of the river basin (2 marks - 6 lines).
q What problems can be caused by the different ways that a river basin is used ? You may use one or more examples that you have studied (5 marks - 15 lines).
GLACIATION
1995
q Draw a simple cross-section through a corrie (cirque or cwm) and label three main features clearly (4 marks).
q Explain why some people live in glaciated highland areas despite steep slopes, poor communications and the cold (3 marks - 9 lines).
q Describe the depositional features found within glaciated areas (5 marks, 15 lines).
1997
Study Figure 13, a field sketch of a glaciated highland area around High Street in the Lake District.
q Add the following labels to Figure 13. GLACIAL TROUGH CORRIE LAKE ATETE MISFIT STREAM (3 marks).
q What is a 'ribbon' lake ? (1 mark - 2 lines).
q Why does ice erode deeper valleys than rivers ? (2 marks - 6 lines).
q Why do some corries have lakes in them ? (2 marks - 6 lines). q Why do some glacial troughs make good sites for reservoirs ? (3 marks - 9 lines).