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Title: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Stephen Schwab on December 07, 2009, 01:55:34 PM
Got the booklet,looks nice and v topical, any resources and ideas could be shared here, i'll be adding here  soon.
it isnt xmas/ chanukah without DME preparation.....! ;)
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: steve_whaley on December 07, 2009, 03:04:33 PM
Looks a good one.

I recommend trying to get hold of the action aid resources (The age of stupid).  Some bits about siting wind farms.
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Victoria on December 07, 2009, 07:29:44 PM
We had our meeting the other day - will share resources when the CD arrives.  Apparently Episode 7 of Series 1 of Coast is about the Isle of Lewis.

I have also started a Google Wave as a way of sharing resources and ideas but also allowing people to experiment with Google Wave.  A couple of people have requested invites, and I have a couple more spare.  If you're already on Wave and want to join in, DM or email me your Google Wave address and I'll add you to the Wave.

Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Blue Square Thing on December 07, 2009, 07:48:46 PM
Is it about wind farms on Lewis then?

Hmmm - iirc that was all over the news a while back wasn't it? RSPB v against it? The Wee Free may have good stuff on it.
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Stephen Schwab on December 08, 2009, 11:07:17 PM
Rediscovered the channel 4 series pl@net today the ENERGY programme is v good on wind farms, in Denmark.
Also on Teachers tv theres a v good programme on Renewables includes wind farms[noisy, unsightly or not]
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Dannyoc on December 09, 2009, 10:07:20 AM
Energy and recycling  California http://www.teachers.tv/video/28898
Physical processes energy for the future This programme investigates the use and production of electricity, including how much we consume and the challenges for the future.
http://www.teachers.tv/video/25405
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Dannyoc on December 09, 2009, 03:11:59 PM
The Background     resource 1  and 2
Resource 1  The supply of electricity in the UK reliance on electricity generation; changing nature of energy sources used Issue: what may have to happen in the future in order to maintain our current levels of supply
1)   Create a timeline and mark on the information from resource 1

Resource 2  Energy in the UK  Notes Energy gap; Energy use and sources; potential alternative energy
A – Energy gap – need to develop- renewable B – rapid growth of demand haw it may be facilitated  (surprise = new sources of energy yet undiscovered) C – answer may be wind power
2)   Add the information onto the timeline
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Dannyoc on December 09, 2009, 03:13:15 PM
Homework 1
Plan answers to any  all  some  of these
1)Using the resources describe how different energy sources have been used in the Uk from 1960 –present day?
2)Use the resources to describe and explain the location of the different types of energy shown on the map of GB?
3)Suggest explanations fro the increase in demand for energy from 1860 – 2060?
4)Give 2 pieces of evidence from resource 1 and 2 to prove that we need to develop alternative sources of energy?
5)What is meant by the energy gap?
6)Use your own knowledge to make your own suggestion  as to how the UK could fill the energy gap?
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Stephen Schwab on December 09, 2009, 04:07:12 PM
Great start from the OC,- any one been to a moderators meeting with ideas/activities to add?
i'm looking to the net to find parallel casestudies from N Wales & Wirralside, local and extra case studies-good for stakeholder opinions and outcomes...
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Dannyoc on December 09, 2009, 05:55:00 PM
The Options resource 3 4 5 6 7
Resource 3  Meeting UKs renewable energy commitments – why wind energy?  UK renewable energy targets.
1)   What is the UK energy commitment?
2)   How do  the relative costs compare (Cheap energy will  NOT come from either onshore or offshore wind farms)
3)   Hidden cost of coal and nuclear Decommissioning and pollution (acid rain; CO2)
4)   Types of wind farm (compare  / contrast.)

Resource 4  Identify patterns or most suitable areas. Annotate copy of map ( Wind farm UK location)
1)   Trends from pie charts and graphs mark onto the timeline from lesson 1
http://www.bwea.com/
http://www.windpowerworks.net/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/learning/learningzone/clips/6616/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/newsid_5170000/newsid_5170600/5170690.stm?bw=bb&mp=wm&news=1&bbcws=1

Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: prettejohn on December 09, 2009, 07:48:46 PM
Heres a link to the Isle of Lewis project. http://www.dljassociates.co.uk/PDFs/lewis.pdf (http://www.dljassociates.co.uk/PDFs/lewis.pdf)

There's also lots of interesting info here http://www.lewiswind.com/library/ (http://www.lewiswind.com/library/).

Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Stephen Schwab on December 10, 2009, 10:26:04 AM
lets keep the ideas/tasks going :)
thanks to all so far.
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Dannyoc on December 10, 2009, 11:19:35 AM
The Options resource 3 4 5 6 7
Resource 5  The advantages and disadvantages of wind energy. Resource 7 People objections to wind farms
1 Overview of advantages.  RANK order the statements . Are there any other points that could have been made
2) Overview of disadvantages. RANK order the statements . Are there any other points that could have been made
3) What is your opinion / view?

Good piece on offshore wind farms
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8027333.stm gunfleet sand offshore wind farm
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: briggsr on December 10, 2009, 05:21:19 PM
Hi, some links to the BBC Braodband clips.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/how-wind-energy-produces-electricity/6616.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/britain-is-the-world-s-leader-on-off-shore-wind-power/5961.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/changing-energy-fortunes-at-the-black-law-coal-mine-scotland/7412.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/harvesting-the-wind-resource/7416.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/energy-crisis-pt-1-2/1443.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/energy-crisis-pt-2-2/1444.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/what-is-the-best-way-to-provide-energy-in-the-future/1446.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/how-to-solve-the-energy-crisis/1445.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/wind-farms-pt-1-3/1461.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/wind-farms-pt-2-3/1462.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/wind-farms-pt-3-3/1463.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/wind-turbine-blades-collapse/5959.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/domestic-wind-turbines-may-use-more-power-than-they-generate/5960.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/concerns-over-wind-farm-plan-for-the-coast-of-dorset/7051.html

Briggsy
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: briggsr on December 10, 2009, 05:22:13 PM
Energy gap links:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4423456.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7618840.stm
http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/files/pdfs/climate/energy-gap-summary.pdf
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/5857139/Energy-gap-means-nuclear-power-is-a-must.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/nov/11/energy-entrepreneurs-power
Briggsy
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: briggsr on December 10, 2009, 05:22:50 PM
Lewis wind farm links:
http://www.lewiswind.com/
http://www.rspb.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/sites/scotland/pairc.asp
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2008/04/21102611
http://www.swt.org.uk/campaigns/lewis-windfarm/
Briggsy
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: PaulBartlett on December 10, 2009, 05:55:16 PM
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2008/04/21102611
You might be interested to know that planning permission was refused!
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Dannyoc on December 10, 2009, 08:18:30 PM
Research sources
USA   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power_in_the_United_States
          http://www.awea.org/

SPAIN  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power_in_Spain
             http://www.technologyreview.com/microsites/spain/wind/
             http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/spain-sets-wind-power-generation-record/

GHANA http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/africa/a-13-2006-08-29-voa33.html
               http://www.enterpriseworks.org/pubs/African%20Energy%20Journal-%20EWV%20wind%20turbines%20article.pdf
                  http://windenergy.einnews.com/ghana/

DENMARK http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power_in_Denmark
                    http://guidedtour.windpower.org/en/core.htm

INDIA         http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power_in_India
                   http://www.windpowerindia.com/index.asp

NETHERLANDS http://www.managenergy.net/actors/A1314.htm
                           http://www.ecn.nl/units/wind/
                           http://www.windfair.net/nwea/welcome.html
                           http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power_in_the_Netherlands

were getting there :-)
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Dannyoc on December 10, 2009, 08:30:02 PM
Resource 6  the development of wind power around the world   USA  Spain  Ghana Denmark India Netherlands – differences in importance of wind  for electricity generation.
1)   Introduce the product cycle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Product_life-cycle_theory
2)   On the SHEET product cycle  label on where these countries are in relation to the model  also refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_energy
3)   Where is the UK in terms of the model (Onshore and offshore)

You will need to have copy of the product cycle that students can annotate. I thought id try to get my students to  mark on the relative position of each of the countries in relation to each other...........   to show level of technological development.  i.e Ghana low level of development... Denmark world leader in offshore wind farms
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Stephen Schwab on December 10, 2009, 08:33:24 PM
Briggsy thanks, Doc you are on fire. :o
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Dannyoc on December 11, 2009, 09:03:23 AM
Ive just heard that Nick Badman, the guy who wote this DME and many before that died suddenly a short while ago ....
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Stephen Schwab on December 11, 2009, 09:51:03 AM
To his family first, our thoughts are with you.
V Sad news.
DMEs are v hard to put together well, in  recent years they have been interesting and engaging and allowed students to perform to their best. Thats how I can remember Mr Badman professionally.
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: steve_whaley on December 11, 2009, 05:01:00 PM
Sorry news.  I can echo those thoughts on the source material.
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Dannyoc on December 14, 2009, 03:01:14 PM
http://assets.panda.org/downloads/rapport_wwf_cleaneconomy_international_def.pdf
clean economy  living planet  from WWF

page 14 fig 5 useful for helping with resource 6
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Dannyoc on December 14, 2009, 03:29:13 PM
Resource 7  People objections to wind farm  assess the objections decide which are most plausible /  realistic.
Research the validity of the statements using google.
1) Identify Fact  Opinion  Bias    subjective / objective
2) Complete a Diamond ranking exercise of the objections
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Stephen Schwab on December 15, 2009, 10:52:24 PM
 :)to all who added to this thread ,happy holiday,
if I can think of more resources I'll add them,
Theres lots here. :D
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: annn1 on December 15, 2009, 10:57:36 PM
thanks for ideas so far will work on it over the holidays and add as soon as I can
Ann
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: GeogFun on December 17, 2009, 01:57:25 PM
I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone who have given ideas. This is the first year that I am teaching the DME so its been really helpful.

THANKYOU!!  8)
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Stephen Schwab on December 18, 2009, 08:15:59 AM
 :)The spirit of SLN is herein, many thanks to all on this thread. :D
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: GeogFun on December 18, 2009, 12:02:21 PM
on shore Versus offshore?

Hi struggling to get some interesting activities to build around this. Any ideas?

thankyou
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: steve piggot on December 24, 2009, 07:30:56 PM
Just found these 2 news clips from the BBC for the decision:

From 2007
http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/newsid_6360000/newsid_6366600/6366625.stm?bw=bb&mp=wm&news=1&nol_storyid=6366625&bbcws=1

From 2008
http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/newsid_7240000/newsid_7240200/7240238.stm?bw=bb&mp=wm&news=1&nol_storyid=7240238&bbcws=1

Steve
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Stephen Schwab on December 27, 2009, 09:36:17 AM
Well seen Steve, thank you.
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Dannyoc on December 30, 2009, 08:41:15 PM
So
will the DECISION section be making and justify a choice from 4 options !
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Stephen Schwab on December 30, 2009, 09:44:33 PM
They seem to be going out gently and kindly, lets hope the trend continues... :-\
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: ABG on December 31, 2009, 03:11:51 PM
Happy New Year to all! I have been working on some ideas as well as using ideas from an area meeting - hope these help - These are my homework tasks to set over the next few weeks!
PREDICTED KEY QS for the DME Jan 2010
Resources 1-4 Background
Resources 5-7 Options
Resources 9-10 The Decision
Examiner’s tips:
1.   Markscheme:
Background – 3Qs worth 6, 6 and 8 marks
Options – 3Qs worth 6, 6 and 8 marks
Decision – 20 marks split into different sections
2.   Sustainability must be used in the answers. Here are some ideas which might be useful…
“Sustainability is about meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainable development attempts to minimise the negative impacts of development by considering the needs of both the environment and future generations”.
Environmental sustainability
Wind energy does not produce any greenhouse gases
The turbines only take up small plots of land and the land below can be used for agriculture/pastoral farming (grazing sheep)
Economic sustainability
The wind is a free source of energy and is renewable
Many jobs are created: designing and building the turbines (engineers), setting up, maintenance, environmental monitoring. Some wind farms have visitor centres and are tourist attractions.
Social sustainability
Remote places can have their own wind turbines if they are not connected to the national grid system
There are single turbines suitable for businesses and homes in towns (variations in size) and any excess electric can be sold back to the National Grid.
3.   Leave at least one line between each answer.
4.   Always use PEE (point, explanation, evidence) when answering the Qs. You are given lots of marks for developing your ideas so use connectives (linking words eg because/ the reason is/ therefore/ as a result of this… You must refer to the resources that you use eg … as you can see in Resource 3 in the photo of the onshore wind farm at Eaglesham, Scotland… Use statistics when backing up your answers.
5.   DO NOT WAFFLE – just make a point, explain it once and then move on. You don’t need to write pages and pages! You won’t get any more marks and you will have wasted valuable time.

PREDICTED KEY QUESTIONS: To answer at home…

BACKGROUND
Q 1. Using Resource 1, give 2 reasons why do many people consider that an increasing amount of our energy should come from renewable sources? (6 marks)
Hint: think about the fact that fossil fuels are running out, expensive to mine, pollution and adding to greenhouse gases, benefits of renewable…

Q2. Using Resource 2, why is the UK facing a large energy gap? Give 2 reasons for your answer. (6 marks)
Hint: use statistics in your answer
Q3. Using Resource 3 and 4, why do you think that wind has an important role to play in meeting our energy needs in the future? (8 marks)
Hint: 3 reasons, developed in detail with evidence from the resources.
Q4 (another possible Q) Using Resource 4, which areas are most suited to providing wind power in the UK? Explain why. (8 marks)
Hint: use specific places, regions, so an atlas will be needed, look at trends where offshore farms are compared to onshore.

OPTIONS
Q5. Using Resource 5, explain what you consider to be the most important advantage and disadvantage of wind power. (6 marks)
Hint: each point needs to be developed by giving 2 linked reasons for each adv and disadv.
Q6. Using Resource 6, pick one country that is progressing ahead of the UK in developing wind power and one that is lagging behind. Explain your reasons why for both examples. (6 marks)
Hint: use statistics from the resource, why they need to develop wind power or why they have developed it already (LEDC/MEDC)
Q7. In your opinion, which people’s objections are the most convincing from Resource 7? Which are the least convincing? Explain why. (8 marks)
Hint: provide 2 reasons for both. You could start with stating the objection and then “this is a convincing objection because…” and “this is not a convincing objective because…” Use any of the other resources to back up your ideas.

THE DECISION
Websites  http://www.dljassociates.co.uk/PDFs/lewis.pdf
       http://www.lewiswind.com/library/.
A proposal for a huge new wind farm of 181 wind turbines on the Isle of Lewis has been made. Based on the arguments for and against wind power, what do you think should happen?
Task
You must choose one option and give the advantages of your choice.
You must say why you didn’t choose the other options.
You then say why your chosen option may not be the best ie what are the disadvantages.
You finally say what the advantages are of the options that you didn’t choose.
4 options
a) Allow the current plan to go ahead
b) Allow the plan to go ahead but at a reduced scale with fewer turbines (ie 50 turbines instead)
c) Reject the plan
d) Go for another plan eg offshore instead of onshore.

Markscheme: 3 reasons well developed for the option you choose (6), 2 reasons each option that you didn’t choose (6), 2 disadvantages of the option you chose (4) and 2 advantages for each of the reasons that you didn’t choose (4). (Marks in brackets).

Hint: You MUST develop each point in DETAIL with several reasons using the evidence from all the resources. You MUST mention the SUSTAINABILITY of each option ie environmental, economic and social aspects. It is not good enough just to write the word! You also need to leave a line between each answer.
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: steve_whaley on December 31, 2009, 04:35:51 PM
Great ideas there, thanks so much for sharing!

As a one man department it is SO useful to have an "online" department to share ideas with!

Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: prettejohn on December 31, 2009, 05:34:50 PM
I've put together a Powerpoint on Google Docs which basically has the scanned images and a few questions and links.  It is editable so everyone could contribute!

Collective minds and all that.  Many hands make light work.. :D

Here is the link http://docs.google.com/present/edit?id=0AfTI1tKz41YJZHg3OTYzdF83NGNzdGt3emdu&hl=en  (http://docs.google.com/present/edit?id=0AfTI1tKz41YJZHg3OTYzdF83NGNzdGt3emdu&hl=en)

I'm not sure if you'll need a Google Account as it's the first time I've done this sort of thing.

It's a 6.7MB download so may take a short amount of time.

Happy New Year!

Chris
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: annn1 on December 31, 2009, 06:35:05 PM
fab it doesn't need an account and will be great
Ann
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Stephen Schwab on January 01, 2010, 10:07:42 AM
Happy New Year to all who have made this thread so good for all to use. :D
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: angecrane on January 02, 2010, 01:01:10 PM

Hi to all on this discussion. I've picked up a lot of ideas, so it seems only fair that I share the material I produced for res 9. I have put the powerpoint of info on google and the link is below. You should be able to access and download it freely - I'll try it myself in a minute.

http://docs.google.com/present/edit?id=0AQauz7CBA9p-ZDk1bTlqN18wZm00ano5Y3E&hl=en

The lesson plan to go with it follows:

Resource 9 lesson plan

Students need to have a grasp of res 8 before doing this activity.

Objectives
1.   To assess the views of the various objectors to the Lewis wind farm proposals
2.   To formulate their own views on the validity of the objections.

The extra resource sheets are to give background to the statements on the cards. They can be used as printed copies, or if you have use of an ICT room, there are hyperlinks to associated articles on them.


§   Divide the class into 6 mixed ability groups – one for each objector in res 9. For the first 20 mins or so of the lesson, they are to become experts on who the group they represent are, and why they are objecting to the proposal. They should work as a group to ensure everyone fully understands the role.

§   After the allocated time, re-mix the class into groups of 6 with all of the roles represented.
1.   Each person should introduce themselves, put forward their argument, answer any questions and gauge how much support their point of view has from the others.
2.   The group should then discuss any issues of bias, reliability etc, and decide as a group whether the objections outweigh the suggested advantages in res 8.

§   As a plenary – could take suggestions as to which arguments against are the most compelling – get students to write the arguments down in order of strength.


I hope you find this useful
Ange Crane -Shropshire Geographer
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Stephen Schwab on January 02, 2010, 05:03:06 PM
Ange, many thanks from a Cheshire Geographer,
 each contribution makes the whole better. :D
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: steve piggot on January 02, 2010, 09:35:33 PM
Just found the following for the decision http://www.flickr.com/photos/48889102883@N01/953497386 if you go to the image you can download the KMZ file which has all the potential wind turbines in Lewis.

Steve
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: briggsr on January 03, 2010, 06:22:41 PM
Thanks for all the postings on this so far - brilliant work! I have put together a document with links, timings and notes for all the BBC clips on this issue, word doc at:
http://www.box.net/shared/e5398hqsb8
Briggsy:)
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Dannyoc on January 03, 2010, 06:42:20 PM
Thanks for all the resources great stuff guys
4 options
a) Allow the current plan to go ahead  b) Allow the plan to go ahead but at a reduced scale with fewer turbines (ie 50 turbines instead)
c) Reject the plan  d) Go for another plan eg offshore instead of onshore. 

Looking at the options Rejecting the plan would be  a great choice for students to make. So...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7208991.stm
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04/21/lewis_wind_farm/
http://www.swt.org.uk/campaigns/lewis-windfarm/
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2008/04/21102611
http://www.rspb.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/sites/scotland/pairc.asp

Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: steve_whaley on January 05, 2010, 05:52:20 PM
I think rejecting the plan is a logical answer as long as we can get plenty of good justification from the little blighters!
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: briggsr on January 05, 2010, 08:15:56 PM
My head of department has put some comprehension questions together on all of the resources...they are here:
http://www.box.net/shared/jv8tsjtjsy
Briggsy
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Dannyoc on January 05, 2010, 09:21:14 PM
cheers Briggsy    really useful. Say thank you to Simmo
Caroline gone to the dark side (Edexcel B)

Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Stephen Schwab on January 10, 2010, 06:24:57 PM
See the INDEPENDENT ON SATURDAY. 8/1/10.- '£100bn wind farm plan heralds greenenergy era' & An Editorial 'A renewables drive will cut emissions and create jobs'. Both worthy background readers.
Breezy does it.
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Dannyoc on January 11, 2010, 02:55:45 PM
Resource 3 b Page 4  Energy costs
The table does not account for

Decommissioning Costs
The US industry average cost for decommissioning a power plant is USD $300 million. The funds for this activity are accumulated in the operating cost of the plant. The French and Swedish Nuclear Industries expect decommissioning costs to be 10 -15 % of the construction costs and budget this into the price charged for electricity. On the other hand the British decommissioning costs have been projected to be around 1 Billion pounds per reactor. Cleaning up the Hanford Nuclear Weapons reactor is budgeted at 5.6 Billion dollars but may cost 2 to 3 times this much.

http://nuclearinfo.net/Nuclearpower/WebHomeCostOfNuclearPower

How much to clean up a coal fired power station ?
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: steve_whaley on January 13, 2010, 09:58:34 AM
An interesting map of wind farm options:

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Environment/Pix/pictures/2010/01/08/WIND.gif
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Dannyoc on January 14, 2010, 02:51:34 PM
The cost of clean coal power stations

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8014295.stm

The government has given the go-ahead for a new generation of coal-fired power plants -  Up to four new plants will be built if they are fitted with technology to trap and store CO2 emissions underground.
In 2008 coal power stations provided 31% of the UK's electricity but a third of them are due to close in the next ten years. Coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel but is likely to remain widely used across the world because it is cheap and relatively abundant. He (Milliband) said only allow new coal stations fitted with CCS would be allowed to be built in England and Wales. Mr Miliband said that would add an estimated 2% to energy bills by 2020.
Title: Resources including mock exams
Post by: srackley on January 17, 2010, 12:38:51 PM
Hi all!

I've drawn up a higher and foundation mock exam paper based on some ideas on this forum, our Norfolk Geog network meeting and some of my own ideas thrown in for good measure...

Please feel free to have a look! There are also some questions for some of the resources...

Good luck! ^_^

http://www.4shared.com/dir/28448931/9e2cd68/Jan_2010_DME_-_Wind_Energy.html
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Stephen Schwab on January 17, 2010, 03:48:43 PM
Welcome and thanks!
Could you email me copies of your Mocks, I cant download from 4 share.
Many thanks.
Title: Re: Resources including mock exams
Post by: srackley on January 17, 2010, 04:54:28 PM
I've corrected minor mistakes on the foundation paper... I had the old DME (Countryside) title on the front page, but that's been sorted. Thanks to those who pointed that out!


Hi all!

I've drawn up a higher and foundation mock exam paper based on some ideas on this forum, our Norfolk Geog network meeting and some of my own ideas thrown in for good measure...

Please feel free to have a look! There are also some questions for some of the resources...

Good luck! ^_^

http://www.4shared.com/dir/28448931/9e2cd68/Jan_2010_DME_-_Wind_Energy.html

Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: srackley on January 17, 2010, 04:55:21 PM
Welcome and thanks!
Could you email me copies of your Mocks, I cant download from 4 share.
Many thanks.

Done!  ;D
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: briggsr on January 17, 2010, 05:21:47 PM
Tried to download the foundation mock and ot does not seem to work!
Briggsy
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: srackley on January 17, 2010, 05:42:30 PM
Tried to download the foundation mock and ot does not seem to work!
Briggsy

Try this...

http://www.4shared.com/file/199591071/946ed85d/Jan_2010_MOCK_-_FOUNDATION.html

Steve
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: GeogFun on January 17, 2010, 06:28:45 PM
AMAZING!! Thank you!!

This is my first year teaching the DME. Just wondering what people are planning to do, are you going to get the students to do this under timed conditions in class?

Also, I have a single 50min lesson two days before the DME as my final lesson. I want to make sure it is effective, and at the moment I am struggling to come up with interesting and engaging activities.

Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: srackley on January 17, 2010, 06:41:00 PM
AMAZING!! Thank you!!

This is my first year teaching the DME. Just wondering what people are planning to do, are you going to get the students to do this under timed conditions in class?

Also, I have a single 50min lesson two days before the DME as my final lesson. I want to make sure it is effective, and at the moment I am struggling to come up with interesting and engaging activities.



You are welcome!

Since this is my Y11 retake DME exam (they do their actual in June Y10), I don't have time to do the whole thing under exam conditions. However, I will get them to do the background and options for homework, and then the decision under timed conditions in class. By January of Y11, they really should have had enough practise of exam technique anyway. (We have our mocks in November of Y11.. perhaps the same as most people).

Again, I'm unsure about the decision... every exam you think... "this time it'll be a double decision or annotation".. but they are stuck on repeat with regards to a normal decision. So just for the sake of habit, I've stuck to it but will prep them for what may be a report or annotation.

An effective revision session would be to ask the pupils to come up with questions for each other to answer... a little bit of AfL! You could make a quiz out of it for a bit of fun which will enable them to revise but blow off steam at the same time.
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Dannyoc on January 17, 2010, 07:22:47 PM
Last lesson before the exam i always cover how the exam will be marked

how is a 6 and 8 mark Q marked
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Stephen Schwab on January 17, 2010, 09:06:42 PM
I agree with Dannyoc the last lesson is for skills & techniques, assume[hope] the resources & decisions are clear and go for maximising marks, it can mean more Cs and A*s[hope].
Good luck to all!
This has been a great thread, thanks to all contributers.
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: steve_whaley on January 18, 2010, 08:58:45 AM
Thanks so much for the MOCK PAPER.  Its especially good as its layout gives the pupils a great oppotunity to see it exactly as it'll look in the exam!

I just hope there will be this level of expertise with my new OCR B course SDME next year!!!  ;D
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: lyndoncowlard on January 19, 2010, 07:48:06 PM
Thanks for all the resources.

At our local meeting it was suggested the decision would be a 'standard decision'

On another DME matter does anyone know when the OCR B SDME title will be released?
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: steve_whaley on January 20, 2010, 08:35:40 AM
The OCR B are relaeased already.

Check out the GCSE GEOG OCR B NING, its listed on there somewhere.
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: GeogFun on January 20, 2010, 10:10:50 AM
Was looking at these just yesterday.!!


SDME Titles 2010 - 2015

June 2010
LOGO No Go
-are multi-national corporations in NICs really sustainable?

Jan 2011
We’re all going on a summer holiday
-How can tourism affect the physical environment?

June 2011
The tide is high
-Why is there a need to protect some of our coastline?

Jan 2012
A damming report
-Why are some strategies for flood management more sustainable than others?

June 2012
The age old saga
-Why does older population pose challenges for us all?

Jan 2013
Backyard syndrome
-Why could the building of key settlements in rural areas be controversial?

June 2013
All shook up
-How do people in different parts of the world cope with the aftermath of earthquakes?

Jan 2014
A tropical paradise
-Why do people continue to live in areas susceptible to tropical storms?

June 2014
Trains and boats and planes
-How can the transport of affect the physical environment at a global scale?

Jan 2015
Power to the people
-Where should we locate new nuclear power stations?

Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Dannyoc on January 26, 2010, 04:02:08 PM
LATEST
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2010/01/14095411
i was going to suggest to mine that they reject the plan.

This is really useful and informative
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Stephen Schwab on January 26, 2010, 05:38:36 PM
I cannot remember a DME so topical.
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: _oleisha on January 28, 2010, 01:24:52 PM
hi. trust me to have gone and got myself a stomach bug the day before the DME, i almost cried this morning as we we're having a DME day at school and i've had to miss it, but then i found this forum and i'd just like to say thank you to every single one of you who has taken their time out to post or uploaded a power point, links, resources ect. You have really helped me today. I wish you all the luck in your exam!
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Dannyoc on January 29, 2010, 12:58:11 PM
 ;)
Thanks to everyone who contributed . I have a very happy bunch of year 11. Hope to meet on the NING for next january
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: Stephen Schwab on January 29, 2010, 06:55:48 PM
Oh happy day.
Sound exam, OCR seem to have realised belatedly that a straight -forward exam, with no curved balls, will still stretch and sort the students out.
Title: Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
Post by: prettejohn on January 31, 2010, 02:31:16 PM
 :DThanks for all your great resources.  The Mock Paper was a lot more difficult than the final paper so was excellent as a consequence.

I'm interested to see what people thought about my use of Google Docs to enable everyone to contribute to a Powerpoint.  I was a little disappointed that only a tiny few of the hundreds of the downloads actually contributed anything!

A kind of take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints I suppose....

https://docs.google.com/present/edit?id=0AfTI1tKz41YJZHg3OTYzdF83NGNzdGt3emdu&hl=en  (https://docs.google.com/present/edit?id=0AfTI1tKz41YJZHg3OTYzdF83NGNzdGt3emdu&hl=en)