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Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
« Reply #31 on: December 27, 2009, 09:36:17 AM »
Well seen Steve, thank you.
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Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2009, 08:41:15 PM »
So
will the DECISION section be making and justify a choice from 4 options !

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Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2009, 09:44:33 PM »
They seem to be going out gently and kindly, lets hope the trend continues... :-\
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Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
« Reply #34 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.
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Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
« Reply #35 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!


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Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
« Reply #36 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

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!

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Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
« Reply #37 on: December 31, 2009, 06:35:05 PM »
fab it doesn't need an account and will be great
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Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
« Reply #38 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
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« Reply #39 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
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Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
« Reply #40 on: January 02, 2010, 05:03:06 PM »
Ange, many thanks from a Cheshire Geographer,
 each contribution makes the whole better. :D
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Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
« Reply #41 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.

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Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
« Reply #42 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
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Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
« Reply #43 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


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Re: OCR C DME JAN2010
« Reply #44 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!