Declan – Higher Level
I like Geography, so I was positive going into todays exam. I started off by doing the short questions, which usually are fine. However, I felt some of the questions were a bit tricky and I did guess I few… We have a selection and get marked on 10 in total (So, hopefully, that will be ok).
Many people feel physical geography is the easiest, I prefer the regional & particularly the economic geography. I was delighted many of the questions I have covered really well came up, like the multinational companies (I had the Johnson & Johnson case study revised) and I did the case study on the Wexford coast for the question on human interaction with coastal processes. I felt these went well. I was delighted with my answer in the economic geography section, particularly the question on the impacts on the european union enlargement. Overall, I thought the long questions were pretty good.
This morning in school there was a lot of predictions on the essay. Unfortunately, I’d imagine there was a lot of disappointment when the desert biome didn’t come up. I was a risk taker with the essays and only had the human alterations to biome studied, goes to show stick with your instincts! Although, for future students I’d recommend be well covered for the essays (that section is worth 80 marks!!), because there was people who weren’t in the best situation with only the desert biome learned.
A bit of advice, don’t base your exams on predictions it doesn’t work out (look what happened Heaney for english paper 2).
All in all, I thought it was a decent paper and I was happy with it. It’s always good to know that we have a project done for this subject, it gives ya a bit of reassurance in a exam.
Best of luck to you all in the exams ahead!
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