Monday 11th Dec – Reducing our dependency on oil.

Why do we need to reduce our dependence on Oil?

Answer this question :- ‘Examine why most countries want to reduce their dependence on oil’ ( 15 marks ) 

what it means = Why we should reduce our use of oil!!

The exam board could also write this as:- ‘Suggest reasons why governments wish to reduce their dependence on oil’ ( 15 marks ) 

Using the following answers create a model answer within 1 hour.

See link for answer 

Oil – it’s uses, reducing use and environmental consequences of the demand for this resource.

See Overall resources doc

Today we will look at the main uses of oil and how we can reduce the amount we use through reducing, conserving, substitution etc and the environmental impacts of oil drilling, transport and use ( inc plastics which are now 989% of world’s pollution and do not biodegrade!)

USES OF OIL

What areas of life do we use oil? How do we use oil? Nearly every area of life is reliant on oil…so we need to reduce use as it’s bad for the environment and it’s running out…it also causes geopolitical tension

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES OF THIS DEMAND FOR OIL

Discuss all the cons of using drilling/transporting and burning oil and all it’s uses today – look at benefits of alternatives ( see pages 252 – 257 in Key Geog & 128 – 131 in Wider World )  

You could get a question like this :-

Discuss the environmental consequences of increasing international demand for one raw material. [15 marks]

Deepwater horizon is a good example of this see Geographyaltheway

See info here

9D Social History Essay due in Friday 8th December

On Friday you will hand in your work at the end of the lesson. Before you do please make sure you read over and edit carefully, then do the ‘parent test’ Have parents read and check over with you to ensure there are no errors and it flows and reads well.

You should then take the TSC I gave you and assess the essay yourself. This is an extra check and will help you identify areas that need more work and clarity, enabling you to edit and further improve.

You should mark on what grades you think it deserves for each criteria.

9B – Social History Essay due in Thursday 7th December

Tomorrow you will hand in your work at the end of the lesson. Before you do please make sure you read over and edit carefully, then do the ‘parent test’ Have parents read and check over with you to ensure there are no errors and it flows and reads well.

You should then take the TSC I gave you and assess the essay yourself. This is an extra check and will help you identify areas that need more work and clarity, enabling you to edit and further improve.

You should mark on what grades you think it deserves for each criteria.