Year 8 study advice

Structure of the Exam

a) Short Answer Questions
In this section you will be expected to use your own knowledge as well as analyse information provided to you on the exam paper itself. You should spend approximately 50 minutes on this section.
b) Extended Response Writing
In this section you will be required to select a statement and write a response to it. You should spend approximately 30 minutes on this section.
Reading Time: 10 minutes
Writing Time: 90 minutes
#1: Leave yourself time to read over your answers
#2: You are attempting to show your knowledge of the topics so try to use key terms and examples in your answers

TOPICS COVERED: Term 3 – Asia Pacific Region, Plate Tectonics

  • Revise the map of the Asia Pacific region- know where the countries, oceans, seas, highest point are located
  • Practise your PQE skills- be able to read maps and graphs and various forms of data.
  • Natural processes of the earth- know the 3 different plate boundaries and be able to label the features of each.
  • Structure of the earth- Inner Core, outer core, mantle, crust, asthenosphere, lithosphere
  • Different kinds of landscapes result from tectonic activity

Prepare for the geo quiz on the exam: Exam prep geo quiz.doc

Definitions and Terms:

Constructive, destructive, converging, transforming, diverging, continental drift, crust, lithosphere, mantle, plate tectonics, sea floor spreading, volcano, asthenosphere, core, magma, subduction, lithosphere, rift, trench, hot spot, lava, ridge, BOLTSS

TOPICS COVERED: Term 4 – Tourism and Renaissance

  • Read over your data analysis assignment and revise PQE
  • How does human interaction with the environment create lasting impacts? Positive and negative impacts.
    Advantages and Disadvantages of Tourism
  • Difference between commercial tourism and ecotourism (define ecotourism)
  • What is being done to minimise negative impacts of tourism?
  • In what ways has the “age of discovery” and the “renaissance” shaped our world today?
  • What changes occurred in society as a result of the Renaissance?
  • How did exploration impact on society at the time? Positive and negative impacts

Definitions and Terms:

Ecotourism, legacy, conservation, developed country, developing country, ecologically sustainable, endangered, exploitation, Indigenous people, infrastructure, circumnavigate, colony, colonisation, feudal, heretic, West Indies, East Indies, humanism, Magellan, Christopher Columbus, patron, reformation, renaissance, Silk Road, Spice Islands.
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