Answering questions

You need to answer questions on a wide variety of geographical topics so be prepared by revising each topic in detail.

Read each question carefully and use it to help you structure the introduction to your answer. Look out for the command word, it is often in bold to help steer your answer in the right direction.

Make sure you refer back to the question as you are writing your answer as your response must answer the question asked.

Ensure that you write your answers in detailed sentences and structure your answers into paragraphs, if appropriate.

You must answer the correct number of questions in both papers. If you miss a question out, make sure you go back and attempt to answer it, because you will lose all the marks for unanswered questions.

In both question papers, make sure that you balance your time – do not spend too much time on the first section so that you are not struggling to finish section two. This could easily be done as you are writing extended answers, so keep your answer relevant to the question being asked.