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Year 13 – Research for next week and essay.

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:

NHS website

New Scientist

UN website

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


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.

Year 13 – Wednesday 9th February – Research on alternative and renewable energy sources

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:


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:

  1. Outline of the technology
  2. Estimated output of the technology.
  3. 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:

The Guardian

Solar GCC alliance

BBC clip


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.