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Examiners’ Report June 2013 GCE Geography 6GE02 01 Edexcel and BTEC Qualifications Edexcel and BTEC qualifications come from Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding body. We provide a wide range of qualifications including academic, vocational, occupational and specific programmes for employers. For further information visit our qualifications websites at www.edexcel.com or www.btec.co.uk. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us using the details on our contact us page at www.edexcel.com/contactus. Giving you insight to inform next steps ResultsPlus is Pearson’s free online service giving instant and detailed analysis of your students’ exam results. • See students’ scores for every exam question. • Understand how your…show more content…
The fieldwork and research questions are an opportunity for candidates to showcase appropriate fieldwork and research that they have carried out or discussed. It is pleasing to see the range of techniques attempted and the sources consulted in this work. Many candidates have an absolute armoury of fieldwork options and research resources at their disposal. As in previous series, the very best responses were able to describe accurately the group or individual fieldwork they had done linked to real locations. Weaker candidates became lost in case study information not focusing on the sources from which this data had come. Lists of fieldwork techniques can only gain a limited amount of marks and it is the use of these techniques in an investigation that the questions often require. Unfortunately some candidates again seemed to be caught-out by questions which asked them about post-fieldwork, ie results and conclusions. Remember that questions may not always focus solely on the planning and execution of fieldwork and research, but could also be focused on: (i) a description of the methods used to present and analyse the data; (ii) a description of the results and conclusions; and, (iii) how the methods of fieldwork and research were evaluated. As stated in previous reports, the part (a) questions are always about responding to the resources which have been provided. Rehearsing how to respond to
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