Unit Award Scheme


In successfully completing this unit, the Learner will have

Evidence needed

demonstrated the ability to

1highlight, on a map of the world's plate boundaries, at least one location where earthquakes are likely, and one location where volcanoes are likelyStudent completed work
2explain why volcanoes are found at constructive plate boundariesSummary sheet
3explain why earthquakes are found at destructive plate boundariesSummary sheet
4label the following features on a diagram of a volcano: vent/pipe, crater, layers of ash and lava, magma chamberStudent completed work
5express an opinion about at least two ways in which a building can be made 'earthquake proof'Summary sheet

shown knowledge of

6at least two benefits to people living close to volcanoesSummary sheet
7a case study of one example of an earthquake or volcanic eruption, including at least two effects and at least one responseSummary sheet
8one reason why the earthquake or volcanic eruption occurredSummary sheet
9at least two ways in which volcanoes can be monitoredSummary sheet


10labelling and/or completing simple maps, graphs, diagrams and photographs, as appropriateSummary sheet
11recognising features and extracting information, as appropriateSummary sheet
12doing simple map reading tasks, as appropriateSummary sheet
13using appropriate geographical vocabulary relevant to 'earthquakes and volcanoes'.Summary sheet

All outcomes recorded on an AQA Summary Sheet

Approved 31 January 2012Level - Entry Level