That Blue Square Thing - Geography Revision

Unit 8 Question - Tourism and Landforms

WARNING! These pages are now very old. They were last updated in 2008 and the content 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 But be aware that it's old and out of date (the stuff on the Google Earth page in particular may not work at all)

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

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.

Print the page and have a go at the questions on paper. Then mark your work yourself using the 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 licence from his Flickr photostream.
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 yourself using the markscheme provided.

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