This is the link to a digital version of the pre-release booklet
This is the link to the research and notes that last years 13’s carried out in preparation for the exam. Read through the pre-release first before going into this.
Revise and be prepared for the mock in January.
Research case study on the AIDS virus and the role of technology in tackling the disease: This can be presented as a word doc, PPT or other format.
What is the AIDS virus – Include basic biology and history of virus:
Who does it affect? – Outline global impact as well as two specific profiles on regional impacts e.g on Sub Saharan Africa and Latin America
AVERT charity website – Provides individual region/continent information on the scope of the disease
UN AIDS map
The impact of a country’s development on the spread of the virus and how this helps tackle the virus
UK Parliament research note
The specific role of technology in tackling AIDS.
2. ESSAYS! I expect at least one from everyone. Superpowers or Energy
3. Ensure the case studies of Thames Barrier and Dhaka flood alleviation are complete.
4. Remember that resources are available on all topics from the blog homepage. Topics also searchable from the tags page on the side of the home screen.
I am not in today for the lesson. I was going to focus on two case studies to fill in the gaps in your energy knowledge. In my absence I would like you to do the following:
- HAND IN YOUR ESSAYS TO MR MITCHELL.
2. You need to have an understanding of two case studies of new renewable energy sources that could replace fossil fuels. You need to include information on:
- Outline of the technology
- Estimated output of the technology.
- Evaluation of strengths and weaknesses of the technology – are there any draw backs?
The Ouarzazate solar plant in Morocco. Research links to get you going below:
Solar GCC alliance
The Walney wind farm, including recent expansion:
Dong energy official website
NW Evening Mail
3. I would also like you to complete one essay from the superpowers module and one from the energy module over the half term to hand in on the first Wednesday back – 24th February. Link to the Edexcel past papers here.
Question B for next week please:
From June 2014.
This article from The Guardian builds on the IEA article we studied today. Note the $329 billion dollar clean energy investment figure given for last year. Realistic?
There is a very good discussion around 34 minutes in on the possible impacts on world politics of the continuing decline of world oil prices. Very useful listening for both energy and superpower topics!
The Paris based world climate talks begin on Monday; make sure you keep up to date on what is being discussed.
This article should help and provides a very good outline of the issue of energy use and global climate impacts. Read it!
Read this article from The guardian on the UK’s new energy policy. Note the reliance on subsidised nuclear and the move away from government backing of renewables.
Can ISIS draw Russia and the west together against a common foe?
Let’s see how many of you can discuss these points next Tuesday….
Using Figure 4 and your own knowledge, suggest the impact on people and the environment of the growth in middle-class numbers and spending. (10)
The table that needs completing can be found below. You will need to carry out your own research to complete the information for China and India.
BRICS and implications on resources
Complete for Tuesday 29th September.