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Fetch
Define the term 'fetch' (1)

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Pebble Beach
Identify the physical process that has shaped the pebble (1)

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Wave Cut Platform
Label two landforms shown in the photograph (2)

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Longshore Drift
Explain the process of longshore drift (3)

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Seawall
This diagram shows two types of coastal defences. Explain how they work together to protect the coastline. (3)

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Constructive Waves
Describe the characteristics of constructive waves (3)

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Destructive Wave
Describe the characteristics of destructive waves (3)

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Sand Dune
Sand dune formation (4)

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Beach
Explain how a beach is formed (4)

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tourism
Explain one advantage and one disadvantage of using beach nourishment as a coastal protection strategy. (4)

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Wavecut Platform
Explain the formation of a wave-cut (shore) platform (4)

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Managed Retreat
Explain the soft engineering strategy of "Managed Retreat". (4)

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yorkshire coastline
Study the photograph showing a section of the Yorkshire coast. Suggest why there are no coastal defences along this section of coastline. (4)

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Beach Profile
Refer to this diagram of a beach profile to explain how the beach was formed. (4)

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Coastal Defences
Study the diagram. Explain how the two methods of coastal defences shown protect the coastline (4)

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Bar
Describe, with the aid of a diagram, the physical processes that formed this bar (6)

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Stack
Explain with the use of a diagram how the landform shown was formed (6)

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sea defences
Suggest how the sea defences shown can work in combination with each other to protect the coastline. (6)

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coastline
Explain the reasons for differences between the features of soft and hard rock coastlines (6)

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seawall
Discuss the costs and benefits of hard engineering coastal defences (8)

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Chalk Cliff
Using examples, examine the physical factors that can influence how fast a coastline can erode (8)

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Fairwell Spit
Formation of a spit (8)

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dunes
Evaluate how soft engineering schemes could be more sustainable than hard engineering schemes. (8)

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marram grass
Examine how soft engineering could prevent coastal erosion. (8)

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Groynes
Evaluate the success of coastal management strategies (8)

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headland and bays
Using examples examine the differences between discordant and concordant coastlines (with diagrams) (8)

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