Four essay model answers to support the new A level natural hazards unit. Written for the AQA specification but would also be useful for other A level specifications.
With reference to a multi-hazardous environment that you have studied, assess the view that the underlying cause(s) leading to the hazards is human activity rather than physical factors. 20 marks.
‘The Disaster Response Curve (The Park Model) has contributed to improved understanding and therefore management of the impact of tectonic hazards.’
To what extent do you agree with this view? [20 marks]
To what extent can wildfires be caused, intensified and mitigated by human activity? 20 marks.
With reference to a local scale of a specific place in a hazardous setting, assess the extent to which the physical nature of hazards can shape the character of a community and its ability to respond to risk. (20 marks)