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    how long do long questions have to be in section 2 Pheer

    how long do your answers have to be in section 2?

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      yeh me teacher says 3 pages but no way

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      11ND - CCM

      Depends on the amount of marks allocated for the questions. It doesn't tell you the exact mark for each question, but you can sort of tell by the use of question words. Watch out for explain: you'll need to develop the point here fully. So in this case write as much relevant information the explain the answer. If it says name or give or list it's only looking for facts and in this case, all you need to do is name, explain or list; a sentence really.

      I think in my mocks most of my questions were 1 and a 1/2 to 2 pages. They were detailed and seemed good enough. I'll get my result in the morning and it could be good 😆 1 and a half to 2 seems sufficient to me though. Good luck with your results for the mock, or the mock itself if you haven't done it yet!

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      As far as I know, there's no set length your answer has to be, but you have to make enough points to get the marks for it. If only 2 marks are going for a question, a word or a sentence is required. If 10 marks are going for a question, more points are needed, but there's no set length which you should write it

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      Look at the marking scheme to see how much information you need to put in. They don't really care about length, all they need are the two points stated and developed or whatever the particular scheme is. Quality over quantity I guess.

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      Okay but lets say you ditch the whole idea of the huge, lengthy 3-page answer. If you write a quality, two line answer can you expect full marks?

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      Well obviously some space of the page will need to be filled. Like for a 10 mark question, you'd need a few points. Would a few points be doable in 2 lines?

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      I always think of it as One point = 2 marks, So, for 10 marks you'd probably need 5 points + example

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      Also, its easier to think of the examiner as someone who has no clue about geography, then, you naturally show all that you know, letting the examiner know that you know ur stuff....

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