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GCSE Unit - Tourism and Landforms

WARNING! These pages are now very old. Although I’ve updated the a little, the content really applies to an old version of any geography syllabus currently active in the UK.
I've kept them here because there might be something useful for someone and the general marking principles aren't all that different. But be aware that it's old and a bit out of date

This is an example of an old GCSE unit. There's an exam question below (with a markscheme) and one on tourism in LICs as well (that was a separate unit). There are two revision sheets that might just be useful and a set of long questions that could be helpful still.

At one point, coastal landforms also formed part of this unit, so the revision sheet also focusses on those. That made sense at the time.

PDF IconTourism and Landforms Revision Sheet

PDF IconLIC Tourism Revision Sheet

There are some resource sheets that might be helpful as well.

PDF IconLake District Case Studies sheet (or the simple version if you want less words)

PDF IconWhen the tourists flew in - a resource I used to use that's still quite interesting

On the DME skills page there is a decision making exercise focussing on tourism in Great Langdale in the Lake District National Park that's also worth a look - as well as some other resources.

Tourism exam question

This is a 20 mark exam-style question. The marks start small and build towards case study questions at the end.e

You want to aim to take around 25 minutes to do this question. Make sure your answers to the simple questions are accurate and that you develop the longer answers to explain points properly - don't leave things vague. Remember that 2 or 3 well developed points are better than 10 simple points. As always, try and use case studies to back up your answers.

There is a markscheme provided.

Study figure 1 below, a photo showing a honeypot site in a National Park in the United Kingdom.

Image of Grasmere lake and hills
Photo by Wumpus, reproduced under Creative Commons licencewiki link from his Flickr photostreamwiki link.
a) Suggest why people might be attracted to this area.
(4 marks)
b) Give the meaning of the term honeypot site.
(4 marks)
c) Why has the number of visitors to National Parks in the United Kingdom increased in the last 50 years?
(4 marks)
d) Describe how the growth of tourism can affect employment in an area.
(4 marks)
e) Weathering, erosion, transportation and deposition are important processes in the formation of landscapes. Explain the formation of one physical feature in a landscape you have studied. You may use a diagram to help you.
(4 marks)

Mark your work using the markscheme provided.