New A level  Geography - Coasts - exemplar essays.

Five 20 mark essay model answers that support the teaching of A level coasts. These have been written for the new AQA Geography A level specification. Also includes answers for other geography coastal exam questions.


  1. Model answers for the coast section of the AQA Geography exam of 2018.
    Include model answers for:
    03.1 - Outline the processes, which lead to the development of barrier beaches. (4)
    03.2 Analyse the data shown in figure 5. (6)
    03.3 Using Figure 6a, Figure 6b and your own knowledge, assess the potential impact of these changes on coastal landform development in this area. (6)
    03.4 Assess the relative importance of weathering and erosion in the development of coastal landscapes. (20)

  2. Model answers for the 2018 AQA AS Geography exam paper - Coastal section.
    Includes answers for the following questions:
    023 – Outline the concept of Eustatic sea level change. 3 marks
    024 – Analyse the data shown in figure 3 & 4. 6 marks
    025 Assess the roles of weathering in the development of coastal landforms. 9 marks
    026 ‘Sustainable approaches to coastal management will become more important than traditional approaches in dealing with the impacts of climate change.’ 20 marks

  3. “Human activity affects coasts globally. This interference with coastal processes is the key determining factor in shaping coastal landscapes.” To what extent do you agree with this opinion? (20 marks)

  4. Assess the extent to which predicted climate change will present challenges for sustainable management of a local scale environment that you have studied. (20 marks).

  5. “Flooding and erosion is set to increase to unprecedented levels along coastlines
    across the world. In response, mitigation and adaptation by coastal managers will
    ensure that people and places are not affected.”
    To what extent do you agree with this view? [20 marks]

  6. Assess the extent that coastlines of submergence have been created by sea level change. (9 Marks)


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Created: Apr 28, 2019

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