This has been put together to help you revise for the end of year exams. 

Exam Outline

  • You will have two exams for Humanities; one for Geography and one for History.
  • Both exams will last 1 hour and 20 minutes each.
  • You will get 5 minutes of reading time. 
  • You will be examined on the content that you have covered with myself (resources) and Mr. Williams (urbanisation and industry).
  • The exam will be divided in to two key sections. 
  • Section A will include data response and structured questions and you will answer all of the questions. These relate to Criteria A - Knowing and Understand.
  • For Section B you will be required to answer one essay worth 15 marks. These relate to Criteria C - Thinking Critically and D - Communicating.


For the Resources unit we look at six key themes and these can be found below:
  1. The increasing demand for resources.
  2. Theories of Malthus and Boserup - how relevant are they in todays society?
  3. Example of Malthusian theory - Easter Island.
  4. Water as a resource - example of multi purpose dams.
  5. Green revolution and the link between a growth in population and food insecurity.
  6. Energy focusing on GreenPeace as a civil societies group and their reaction to the growing demand for oil.
Remember for each key theme you will need a case study to help illustrate your ideas. Data is crucial to make this specific and not bland.

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Example Exam Questions

Section A - Structured Questions
  1. Using figure one in the resource booklet, describe the pattern in global life expectancy. (4 marks)
  2. Discuss three factors which countries need to consider when dealing with an ageing population. (6 marks)
  3. What are the benefits of multilateral aid? (4 marks)
Section B - Essay
  1. Examine why most countries want to reduce their dependence on oil. (15 marks)

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