Friday, 13 December 2013

Cryptic Christmas Crossword 2013

Here it is ... the Geography Cryptic Christmas Crossword ... all of the answers are place names ...
Good luck and share and enjoy!
Happy Christmas

Y8 Scholars Holiday Work 2

These questions are to go with the Economic Activities booklet ...

Economic Activities:

1.    For each of the following categories of economic activities, explain what they mean and give an example of an industry in each category: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Quaternary

2.    What differences would you expect to see in the percentage of people working in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary sectors between the Rich World (MEDCs) and Poor World (LEDCs)?

3.    What do each of the following types of farm produce:

a.     Arable

b.    Pastoral

c.     Dairy

d.    Plantation

e.     Market Gardening

f.      Mixed

4.    Explain how each of the following factors affect which type of farming occurs where in the UK:

a.     Latitude

b.    Relief

c.     North Atlantic Drift (NAD)

d.    Growing Season

e.     Aspect

f.      Transport

5.    Why is most of the market gardening found in Kent and near to major cities?

6.    Draw a diagram to show how a simple factory system. Include labels for Inputs, Processes and Outputs

7.    What are the main factors that need to be thought about when a new factory is going to be built? (there are six)

8.    For each of the following types of industry, explain what it means and give an example …

a.     Market-orientated

b.    Material-orientated

c.     Footloose

9.    For an industry that you have studied (ideally, Iron and Steel in South Wales), describe how and why the ideal site has changed. (CE Question)

10.  How has manufacturing industry contributed to the following environmental issues?

a.     Global Warming

b.    Acid Rain

11.  Why is manufacturing in decline in the UK and increasing rapidly in countries such as India and China?

12.  Where are the 13 National Parks in England and Wales?

13.  Why were National Parks set up? When were they set up?

14.  Name four groups of people that use National Parks?

a.     How might conflict occur between these groups?

b.    How might the conflict be resolved?

15.  What is a Honeypot attraction in a National Park?

16.  Why are tourists important for National Parks?

17.  How do tourists damage the natural environment?

18.  What is sustainable development ?

19.  How can National Parks be developed in a sustainable way?

20.  What is meant by stewardship?

Y8 Scholars Holiday Work 1


We are going to use this time to review your notes in your file ... do not panic if you accidently left all of you notes in school as there is a spare copy in this DropBox folder.

If you write your answers in an email then I can give you some quick feedback as I am around for almost the whole holiday period ...

NOTE: If you cannot send diagrams then do not spend hours trying to ... we will look at them when we get back.


Plate Tectonics:

Part 1

1. Draw a clearly labelled diagram to show the structure of the earth (PowerPoint is good for this).

You should include the following labels:
Oceanic crust, continental crust, inner core, mantle, outer core. 

2. What is a tectonic plate?

3. What is the relationship between where earthquakes occur and plate boundaries?

4. Draw a clearly labelled diagram of a destructive margin.

You should include the following labels: 
oceanic plate, continental plate, mantle, direction the plates are moving, fold mountains, subduction zone, earthquake foci, explosive volcanoes

5. What piece of equipment measures the strength of an earthquake?

6. What is a tsunami?

7. Why do earthquakes and volcanic eruptions seem to cause more damage in LEDCs than MEDCs?

Part 2

1.     Case Studies:  Chose four case studies one earthquake and one volcano each from an MEDC and an LEDC. Copy and complete the table below:

Volcanic eruption



E.g. Icelandic Volcano for an MEDC eruption; Kobe or Sendai for a MEDC quake; Haiti for an LEDC quake; Merapi for an LEDC eruption. Choose ones that you know best …

For each of your case studies answer the following questions
a.     Where did it happen?
b.     When did it happen (year and perhaps month)
c.     What type of plate margin is it on?
d.     What were the primary effects?
e.     What were the secondary effects?
f.      Important notes: such as …
                                          i.    Why is the event important?
                                         ii.    How did this event help future prediction?
                                        iii.    What could be done to minimise the impact of a similar event in the future?
2.     Give an example of a place in the world where there is …  
a.     A destructive margin
b.     A constructive margin
c.     A conservative margin
d.     A collision zone
3.     Name three positive impacts of volcanic eruptions for the people who live nearby?
4.     What piece of equipment measures the strength of an earthquake?
5.     What is the difference between the quake’s focus and its epicentre?
6.     What scale do we measure earthquakes on?
7.     For an earthquake that you have studied …
a.     Name where and when it occurred.
b.     Why did it occur?
c.     What were the primary effects?
d.     What were the secondary effects?
e.     What did people do to minimise the effects of future quakes?
8.     What is a tsunami?
9.     Why do earthquakes and volcanic eruptions seem to cause more damage in LEDCs than MEDCs?


Y8 CE Holiday Work

Global Location

Not much this time for the Common Entrance candidates. You are going to learn the whole CE global Location list. If you have misplaced your sheet, another copy can be found here.

You need to be able to locate each of the features on a map so I have stuck in a couple of blank ones to help you.

Remember: You can only be asked questions based upon this list in the final paper but there is no harm in knowing  little more!