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About Gcse Geography Coursework

  1. Hi guys, I got my results today and I was saddened with my overall Geography result. I am doing AQA Geography A and In my coursework I got 46/60 which equated to 79/100 ums. Overall I got 351/400 in Geography and I only need 9 ums to get 360/400 which equals and A*.

    Now, my teacher graded my coursework at 58/60 and if my grade stood at that, I would get an A*. Sadly, it went down by 12 raw marks. I filled each and every criteria to get the highest grade in each section and I have no idea why the grade went down. Should I request a re-mark for my coursework? Any help and advice would help me a lot and thanks for reading and helping me.

  2. Try and request a re-mark! This year the marked the our GCSE's really harsh so your mark might just go up I know quite a few people who didn't get the mark they wanted and are going to try getting their coursework re-marked as well. Its worth a try

  3. I would ask what happened to the rest of the courseworks in your centre as if they'd all gone down by similar marks, then it was your teacher being to generous. Many people think they have got certain things, when they haven't and teachers seem to be getting more lenient with giving marks and coursework moderators are getting more and more annoyed, I'm a geography Coursework and Fieldwork & Skill Advisor for AQA. Also it will be internally moderated, it may have changed then.

    Simks, not all GCSEs were marked harshly, it is based on the ability of the people doing the course.

Guide to Chapter 3 - Data Presentation

Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 are best combined. This is because it is best if under each map/graph/diagram you describe the results (patterns, terms and or association) and then try to explain them (using material that you covered in the introduction concerning the theme of the project (see an example of integrating your work at the bottom of this page).

Present your information using maps, graphs, tables or diagrams. Make sure they are all clearly labelled with a key or a title where necessary.

Techniques for presenting data include:

o Maps: location maps, flow-line maps, isoline maps, dot map etc.
o Graphs/charts: line graphs and scatter graphs for visual correlations; bar charts and histograms to show frequency of data distribution; orientation graphs to show direction and frequency; pie chart/percentage bar graphs
o Tables; data set out in tabular form
o Photos, diagrams and field sketches should be used throughout the study to illustrate and explain each stage. Annotate them and use them to describe or explain geographical ideas
o Descriptive statistics: methods of describing the central tendency of data, e.g. mode, median and mean. Other methods such as percentages and ratios should be used

Examples of data sheets, questionnaires, etc. that you have used should be included.

Web link: http://www.kesgrave.suffolk.sch.uk/Curric/geog/esshow4.html (Top tips on how to present data using a range of techniques)

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