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PRE LEAVING

CERTIFICATE
2014
This is it!!

So where are we
You

have completed 20% of the


exam
Well

done

Now time for the next 80%


Your

challenges now are:


Coping with the structure of the
paper
The correct choice of question
Timing
Planning
Trusting yourself and going for it

Timing
Part

1, 10 out of 12 questions
My advice: attempt all 12
Part 2 : Physical, 3 do 1, divided into
a,b,c
Regional, 3 do 1, divided into a,b,c
Elective: PATTERNS AND PROCESSES IN
ECOONOMIC ACTIVITIES only. 3 do 1,
divided into a, b and c
Option : GEOCOLOGY, 3 essays do 1

Language of Exam
All

words are in the question for a


reason.
Underline key words
Where possible use the question to
introduce your answer
Make sure you understand the key
examination terms

The language..

Account for = Give reasons, usually 3 for something


Analyse = separate the issue into clear parts, trace
relationships or connections between each part
Effect = result of actvity
Discuss = pick out 3 or 4 issues / points and
examine each in detail
Explain = look at how and why
Identify = choose or pick out the main idea or
reason for something
Factor = an issue, a reason ,an aspect

General tips

Think in terms of SRPs


A 30 mark question requires 15 SRPS
Specific facts or examples( local, national or
international examples)
Use geographical terms throughout your answer
Link physical, human and economic processes
Read OS map AND INTERPRET it
Be able to draw Sketch maps
Recognise SAT images, photos, charts and graph
Practise these skills. Textbook and Internet

WORDS OF WISDOM
DONT

FORGET TO BREATH
RTF(FFFF)Q
PLAN
TIMING
PANIC- a negative waste of energy
Expect the unexpected
You are very well prepared

WORDS OF WISDOM
Plan

each answer carefully. List points, key


words. Remember cohesion marks
Choose your questions very carefully
Physical: landform, n e e p d
Diagrams must be well labelled, include
processes
OS, study the map carefully
Sketch map, mind proportions, key, solid
line around land uses (Boudaries!!!). Same
for aerial photo.

Night before..
Go

through past papers


Look over sheet on physical features
Read over chapter in book on OS and
photo
Go through geoecology essays
Practise sketch maps
ORGANISE EQUIPMENT

Day of Exam
Glance

over any summary notes


Look over landforms
Practise sketch maps
Eat
Check equipment

The Exam
While

waiting for the paper, jot down timing


plan, any key words (name, example,
diagram, processes / ricepots)Tick these off
as you complete them
Read the paper, IT WILL NOT BE EXACTLY
SAME AS PAST PAPERS
Choose your questions
DO NOT GO OVER TIME
STICK TO THE PLAN

Finally..
You

have the work done and you have


worked very hard
Have confidence in your own ability
You have been well taught
You will do very well
Good Luck
It has been my pleasure to work with you
Ill miss you and wont forget you
I wish you all the very best in your future
Thank Youbut before you go

Lets just take one more


moment