On Paper 1/2, each question ends with a case study. This is worth 5 marks on the Foundation Tier paper and 8 marks on the Higher Tier paper. To score well, you need to include specific detail in your answer.
Questions about low pressure weather systems are common in the exam. You should use the case study handout sheets and the YouTube clips to add to your notes and then have a go at writing an answer to one of the following questions. In the exam, you will have about 8-10 minutes to write your case study.
A weather event (June 2001)
(i) Name a weather event you have studied
(ii) Describe how the weather event affected different groups of people and the environment
(iii) Explain why the weather event took place
A weather event caused by a high or low pressure weather system (June 2003)
(i) Name a location where you have studied a weather event
(ii) State whether the weather event was caused by a high or low pressure system
(iii) Describe how the weather event affected people and the environment
(iv) Explain what caused the weather event (use diagrams if you wish)
A weather event caused by low pressure (June 2005)
(i) Name and locate a weather event that has been caused by a low pressure system
(ii) Describe the weather event
(iii) Explain how the weather event affected different groups of people and/or organisations
These clips are from broadcasts made for the 20th anniversary of the storm, in 2007: