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GCSE Geography

Edexcel A

Unit 3 Revision and

Exam Practice

Name: ________________________________________________________

Section A

Question 2

Farming and the


Section B

Question 6

A Tourist’s


  • General Pointers to Remember….

  • You MUST answer Question 2from Section A and Question 6 from Section B

  • Try to answer or at least have a go at ALL of the questions in the two topics we have studied

  • Know your command words. Here are a selection:

  • Describe – give details about something

  • Explain – give reasons for something

  • Outline – give brief details

  • List – bullet point information

  • Define - explain what something means

  • Compare - look for ways in which features or places are similar

  • Complete - add to a map or graph to finish it off

  • Mark - put onto a map or diagram

  • Annotate - add notes or labels to a map or diagram to explain what it shows.

  • Know your key words! The list of keywords for each topic is included in this booklet.

  • Remember your Spelling Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG). The last question in A Tourist’s World is predominantly where this is assessed. This makes this question really worth 10 marks (not 6) and can mean the difference between a grade D and a grade C!

  • Lastly……GOOD LUCK!!!

Farming and the Countryside – Key Words

Biodiversity—the number and variety of living species found in a specific area

Food Miles—the distance a food is transported from the place of production to where it reaches the consumer. The greater the distance, the more fuel is used

Organic Farming—an environmentally friendly form of agriculture that relies on methods such as crop rotation, green manure, compost and biological pest control rather than chemical fertilisers, pesticides and GM organisms

Biofuel—fuel derived from biological material such as palm oil

Honeypots—a place of special interest or appeal that attracts a large number of visitors and tends to become overcrowded at peak times

Commuter—a person who travels from their home area to their place of work, on a daily basis

Rural-Urban Migration—the movement of people from the countryside into towns and cities

Urban Fringe—countryside that is being quickly lost to urban growth

Accessible Countryside—-a rural area beyond the commuter belt but within day –trip reach

Recreation—activity during leisure time, to help one feel better

Diversification—spreading business risks by adding new activities and removing complete dependence on the one original activity

Counterurbanisation—the movement of people and employment from major cities to smaller settlements and rural areas located just beyond the city, or to more distant smaller cities and towns

Suburbanisation—the outward spread of urban areas, often at lower densities compared with the older parts of a town or city

Commuter Belt—a countryside area with settlements that are used as dormitories by urban-based workers and their families

Tourism—leisure time activity involving at least one overnight stay away from home

A Tourist’s World – Key Words

Life Cycle—the process of change experienced during a life cycle. The idea also applies to products and tourist resorts

Self-Catering Holiday—a holiday in which the accommodation costs do not include food

Educational Holiday—a type of holiday that involves learning something

Adventure Holiday—a type of holiday that involves activities such as bungee jumping and snorkelling

Package Holiday—a holiday in which travel and accommodation are put together by a tour operator and sold as a cheap package

Mass Tourism—the large scale movement of tourists to popular destinations

The Butler Model—a model showing the sequences of changes experienced by holiday resorts

Leisure—use of free time for enjoyment

Eco-Tourism—a form of tourism that tries to minimise the environmental impacts of the tourists, by using local providers and resources and by keeping profits within the local area

Resort—a settlement where tourism is the main function

Consumer Culture—a culture in which there is an emphasis on the purchasing of goods and services

Disposable Income—the amount of money which a person has available to spend on non-essential items, after they have paid for their food, clothing and household running costs.