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GCSE AQA A Practice Exam Questions - Unit 1 - Restless Earth
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GCSE AQA A Practice Exam Questions - Unit 2 - Development Gap
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GCSE AQA A Practice Exam Questions - Unit 2 - Population Change
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GCSE AQA A Practice Exam Questions - Unit 2 - Tourism
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GCSE AQA A Practice Exam Questions: All 6 topics
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GCSE AQA A Practice Exam Papers

Unit 1: Restless Earth | Coastal Zone | Water on the Land
Unit 2: Tourism | Population Change | Development Gap

Perfect examination preparation for your students!

Practice exam questions for the new 2014 specification topics. Reproduces the exact style of the new AQA exam including new Spelling, Puncuation and Grammar marks (SPaG) for Unit 2. Detailed mark schemes included. Students achieve higher marks through practice and familiarise themselves with the exam experience.

Ideal for:

  • End of topic revision
  • Practice of writing examination answers
  • Mock exams

  • Includes both Higher and Foundation tier questions; 3 questions for each tier!
  • Exam-style format with write-on lines
  • Diagrams and photographs offer exam style stimuli
  • Full variety of question types as seen in the exam including labelling diagrams, gap fill questions (Foundation) and sketching diagrams (Higher)

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (3652)
"A clear and useful set of questions for both levels of examination... all the required details in the questions and answers... Useful mix of graphs & photos... Good mix of straightforward questions with more open ended ones, as would be expected at GCSE level... Enhances learning as it demonstrates how the facts learned should be applied and picks out certain aspects - for example asking what the immediate needs of local people are, and response with reminder to include named examples. The inclusion of answers can guide the student to correct or confirm their own answer... exam style layout and presentation which is appropriate and useful for the student to see and become familiar with... the resource clearly follows the specification and includes a question for each of the parts in some form within the three questions set. For example for volcanoes it covers different types of volcanoes, positive and negative aspects, prediction of volcanoes and has immediate effects of an event for earthquakes linking these to the needs of people, so requiring some understanding of the situation whilst comparing the differences between response in rich and poor areas." — D Taylor, Humanities Coordinator & Independent Reviewer
"In a format that reflects the examination papers... Answers comprehensive... The inclusion of Haiti is both topical and appropriate... Mountains question much welcomed - this is an area not covered by legacy specification... Use of examination terminology by students essential particularly command words and also writing to a limited space in a defined time... the price represents real value for money with higher and foundation questions." — M Ollis, Head of Geography & Independent Reviewer
"Clean, easy to follow, good use of up to date events... good range of questions, suitable for the levels... Helps with practice questions, especially as they are so limited at the moment." — H Tench, Head of Geography & Independent Reviewer
"Well presented and very realistic practice question papers. The type teachers don't have the time to create but students will really benefit from... There are so few practice papers for the new specification that these offer extra practice and will be useful for tests and revision... Pupils can practice papers that are laid out like the official paper and gain confidence in the types of question that may be asked... Layout and presentation are excellent as they follow the AQA examination paper style... The terms for plate margins run with the new specification and aspects like tsunamis are covered which were not specifically on the old legacy specification." — M Finlay, Head of Geography & Independent Reviewer
"A good resource... the wording and mark scheme closely matches the specification and specimen materials provided by AQA. Photographs and diagrams were relevant and clear... I liked the balance between data response and factual recall questions. There was a good mix of shorter response and more open ended questions. Questions were challenging and varied, requiring different skills (e.g. data response, sketching, longer prose) and appropriate for Higher Tier candidates... The resource helps pupils to improve their examination responses. They will be able to practise their skills and test their factual recall... it includes questions that address the new additions to this specification, such as supervolcanoes and tsunamis." — K Palfreyman, Geography Teacher & Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (3790)
"A useful resource which could allow teachers to test students knowledge and also allow students to self and/or peer assess exam style questions in preparation for their final GCSE exams... 3 higher and 3 foundation papers allow for differentiation and variety... Good range of questions covering all specification key ideas... A good range of activities including annotations, sketches short answers (definitions) and extended levelled answers... Images included helping develop geographical skills... It is useful to have the pictures illustrating expected answers for students in the mark schemes... allows students to practice a variety of different exam papers which will be able to prepare them for their GCSE... As there are three papers it means that teachers could use the papers as end of topic assessments/ tests, end of year tests, mocks or revision sessions without the students re-using the same paper again... matches the AQA A specification well covering all of the topics key ideas... The range of activities allows for different necessary geographical skills to be used and practised through these papers." — E Allsopp, Geography Co-ordinator & Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (3741)
"Very similar to the actual examination questions... Clear, easy to use... Completing [practice] papers is an essential skill and having a good set of outcomes helps students improve their performance" — M Ollis, Head of Geography & Independent Reviewer
"A useful and well presented resource. The questions are clearly phrased and the mark schemes user friendly... I liked the variety of questions and the use of landform, flooding and water supply questions. There is a good balance of data / photo interpretation and factual recall... This will test their understanding and revision and help to ensure all the relevant material has been covered... The resource matches the specification very well, meeting the topics and using the correct terminology." — K Palfreyman, Geography Teacher & Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (4879)
'A comprehensive set of questions that cover the majority of the key points on the specification. Good range of questions with a range of source stimuli used... Good range of questions that cover the key parts of the specification... used a range of sources for stimuli... Liked the inclusion of SpaG... Exactly - all the questions covered are in the specification.'– A Ali, Head of Geography & Independent Reviewer
'This resource is super - it is as close to a real exam as possible. The style is almost identical, with a good range of stimuli and both short/long answers, as would be found in an exam... An excellent resource, coving a range of topics, and question/answer styles. I believe it matches the specification exactly.'H Waddington, Geography Teacher & Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (4555)
"Good range of questions with a focus on the DTM and migration... I liked the use of sources to stimulate pupils responses... Practise exam questions are useful for pupils to gain experience." — A Ali, Head of Geography & Independent Reviewer
"Well chosen stimulus materials: graphs (line and pyramids or bar charts) and photographs... [Structure of the papers] ensures that every candidate can score some marks while providing challenge to the more able. The questions discriminate between the more and less able... Questions refer specifically to the stimulus materials which encourages candidates to look at the sources before attempting to answer questions." — I.I. Dambudzo, Examiner, Teacher & Independent Reviewer
"A very good resource - the right standard for GCSE and a good range of questions... Good variety of tasks, pictures, tables, graphs etc." — A Neal, Geography Teacher & Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (4227)
"A well written resource... It gives a realistic idea of what the exam will be like... I liked the use of illustrations and table to encourage learners to give their own opinions and show understanding of the answers they are giving" — A Cawley, Teacher & Independent Reviewer
"Excellent resource. This provides teachers with already prepared practice papers exactly tailored to the specification... The options of both foundation and higher papers allows for class differentiation... very useful to revise the tourism topic and prepare students for the type of answers expected in an exam... The questions match the specification perfectly." — M Finlay, Head of Geography & Independent Reviewer


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