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I provide grade 8/9 model answers, case-studies and pieces of work from a student who achieved seven grade 9s in the 2018 GCSEs

I provide grade 8/9 model answers, case-studies and pieces of work from a student who achieved seven grade 9s in the 2018 GCSEs
GCSE Geography - Energy mix of the UK
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GCSE Geography - Energy mix of the UK

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Overview Four pages of A4 Structure Analysis of 2015 energy mix with stats using a pie chart Analysis of energy consumption per capita from 1960 to 2015 using a line graph Explanation of energy consumption changes from 1960 to 2015 Description of UK energy sourcing and imports with key figures and an infographic Description of issues arising from the current energy mix of the UK Some description of renewable energy source options Bibliography with all sources listed
GCSE Geography - permafrost notes and case study
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GCSE Geography - permafrost notes and case study

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Overview Notes and diagrams of permafrost, including a brief case study Student achieved a grade 9 in GCSE Geography, in 2018 Structure Definition of permafrost Differentiation of continuous and discontinuous permafrost, illustrated with a diagram Location and extent of permafrost regions, illustrated with a map Permafrost demographics of Alaska Summer and winter differences in permafrost Brief case study of trans-Alaskan oil pipeline Brief case study of the Sami indigenous people Permafrost vegetation
GCSE Geography Exxon Valdez Oil Spill case study
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GCSE Geography Exxon Valdez Oil Spill case study

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Overview Brief case study of the Exxon Valdez oil spill Student achieved a grade 9 in GCSE Geography, 2018 Structure Location and overview of spill Causes Long and short term responses Impacts, including annotated diagram of various impacts
GCSE Geography - Birmingham's Big City Plan Case Study
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GCSE Geography - Birmingham's Big City Plan Case Study

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Overview Case study of Birmingham’s Big City Plan - an urban regeneration scheme Student achieved grade 9 in GCSE Geography, 2018 Structure Annotated diagram of the scheme, describing various districts and their plans Specific costings of specific projects Minor examples of transport systems and industrial heritage In-depth examples and statistics (case-study detail) for various Birmingham quarters Table of economic, social and environmental benefits, with case-study detail and statistics
GCSE Geography High Force waterfall case study
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GCSE Geography High Force waterfall case study

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Overview Brief case study on the High Force waterfall Student achieved grade 9 in GCSE Geography, 2018 Structure Map of location Some specific details of the waterfall Annotated diagram of the waterfall, describing various fluvial processes involved in the waterfall
GCSE Geography - carbon trading
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GCSE Geography - carbon trading

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Overview One A4 page outlining the European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EUETS) Student achieved grade 9 in GCSE geography in 2018 Structure Description of the scheme Includes a brief analysis of a greenhouse gas emission line graph Ends with a summary
GCSE Computer Science - example programming task documentation
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GCSE Computer Science - example programming task documentation

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Overview Computer science coursework practice documentation, programmed in Visual Basic Student achieved grade 9 in GCSE computer science in 2018 Task Create a program which models a hare and tortoise race The race is 1000 metres by default; the user can input custom distances between 100 metres and 10 kilometres. It is divided into rounds; each round the tortoise moves 5-10 metres and the hare moves 8-15 metres (by default). The user can input customised ranges. There is a 25% chance that the hare will stop for a rest; each round the hare does not stop, this chance increases by 15%. When the hare does have a rest, this value will reset to 25%. Structure This document contains the following: A brief introduction to the task Planning for data structures and procedures A flowchart Pseudocode Testing tables Final code with comments Evaluation
GCSE Geography - Haiti and Japan case study
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GCSE Geography - Haiti and Japan case study

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Overview Five pages of A4 Detailed case study of both the Haiti and Japan earthquakes, linking the two together Student achieved grade 9 in GCSE geography in 2018 Structure Key stats about Haiti, with map - comparison with Japan Causes of the 2010 earthquake Fact file of the earthquake Table of immediate, long-term, social and economic impacts List of short-term and long-term responses with some stats Annotated diagram illustrating impacts Annotated diagram illustrating responses Key stats about Japan, with map - comparison with Haiti Causes of the 2011 earthquake, with diagram Fact file of the earthquake Table of immediate, long-term, social and economic impacts List of short-term and long-term responses with some stats Annotated diagram illustrating impacts Annotated diagram illustrating responses
GCSE Geography - continental drift and Pangaea
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GCSE Geography - continental drift and Pangaea

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Overview One and a half pages of A4, with pictures and diagrams, which informs of the different evidence for continental drift Student achieved grade 9 in GCSE geography in 2018 Structure Introduction to continental drift Describes evidence #1 - a jigsaw puzzle Describes evidence #2 - coal deposits Describes evidence #3 - plate boundaries Conclusion Includes relevant diagrams and pictures
GCSE Geography - Fairtrade tea, Sri Lanka
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GCSE Geography - Fairtrade tea, Sri Lanka

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Overview Informative one-page document outlining the 15 fair trade policies and exemplifying them with case study detail from the Small Organic Farmers’ Association (SOFA), based in Sri Lanka Student achieved grade 9 in GCSE geography in 2018