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are you doing geo btw?
no im not but it was my last preference in year 10. it wouldve been interesting doing it with eco tbh but the way the school runs theres clashes if two subjects run at the same time and geo was one of them
 

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The hsc loves traditional/contemporary management strategies, so i wouldn't be surprised if they followed the last two years' trend of doing non-case study essays and chucked that, human impacts for the case study hasn't been asked since 2013 too so that's fairly likely too. Honestly the nature/rate of change dash point still is a bit of a dark horse too lol

Urban places is fairly open as usual ngl, a lot of teachers have been banking on the suburb/town case study so that might come up, also nature/character/spatial dist on the whole.

For pea the eco, social and enviro dot point seems pretty likely, as does the enterprise global changes question. They seem to chop and change the usual dot point based format here though, so it could make for sth interesting???

(conquerhsc's probably your best bet if you wanna ask qs and stuff btw)
 

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How would you approach this question:
Describe the spatial patterns of world cities and analyse the operation of these cities within global networks.
I would certainly split it into its two parts:
1. Spatial patterns - North of Brandt Line, typically in developed countries, spread across time zones -> 24 hr control of the global economy, in clusters (e.g. Western Europe, Eastern North America, East Asia), commonly near large bodies of water/major rivers
2. Global networks - Sharing/flow of information (internet/research/between international offices), people (key personnel moving between major offices/major airports), finances (WCs act as financial hubs which direct flow of money/trade between these hubs), goods (major shipping routes/ports)

obviously not the most organised plan but those are the points I would bring up - sorry if not helpful!
 

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Have to say i'm praying for nature of world cities - literally my favourite essay 😍 would also love social/environmental/financial impacts for PEA but feel like those are def too easy/broad for them to put in the same paper :(
 

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I would certainly split it into its two parts:
1. Spatial patterns - North of Brandt Line, typically in developed countries, spread across time zones -> 24 hr control of the global economy, in clusters (e.g. Western Europe, Eastern North America, East Asia), commonly near large bodies of water/major rivers
2. Global networks - Sharing/flow of information (internet/research/between international offices), people (key personnel moving between major offices/major airports), finances (WCs act as financial hubs which direct flow of money/trade between these hubs), goods (major shipping routes/ports)

obviously not the most organised plan but those are the points I would bring up - sorry if not helpful!
That makes a lot of sense... thanks :)
 

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lol ngl i’m just gonna wing the skills section
i hope they do contemporary vs traditional management, world cities are confusing to me
 

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lol ngl i’m just gonna wing the skills section
i hope they do contemporary vs traditional management, world cities are confusing to me
Yeah I wouldn't mind the contemporary vs traditional since I have good examples.
World cities... I have mixed feelings. I would have liked to have a megacities essay since I understand that area, but since they did it last year, I doubt they would ask it again unfortunately :(
 

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How would you approach this question:
Describe the spatial patterns of world cities and analyse the operation of these cities within global networks.
As others have said, split into two parts. If it's for 20 marks not a huge amount to go off for spatial distribution... it doesn't exactly invite analysis. That being said, something about being clustered in the Northern hemisphere near universally north of the tropics and being on bodies of water. Also talk about how a lot of them (excluding Tokyo) are in the "Old World" or the places they colonised - heavily skewed Western culture, again excluding Tokyo.

Global networks is ez, it's basically implicit in the nature of World Cities. Briefly, they operate as choke points for global capital flows with many TNC's and banks having headquarters in World Cities. As a result of this, global networks/flows of business mirror that of capital, with highly skilled workers travelling/moving between their own company's offices in different World Cities or going to work for other employers - regardless, the nature of World Cities as having developed, knowledge-based economies means that highly skilled workers and specialists in tertiary industries accumulate in these cities so as to facilitate more efficient business dealings and networking. What this means is that the lucrative, highly-skilled portion of the labour force can essentially just exist in this World City bubble, an example of a network.

Also think networks of culture - syllabus says World Cities are "command and control centres" with "cultural authority" and for good reason, museums like to trade paintings and shit with each other, most of which are located in World Cities. In addition to this, stuff like fashion shows, musicals, theatre etc all have the "premier" outlets in World Cities, meaning most of the quality cultural productions can be simply circulated throughout the World City network.

You could also talk about trade although I don't like this one as much. For instance, the busiest port in Europe is the one in Rotterdam - not a World City! Same as in the US, Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach by far the busiest, and LA is generally not considered a World City in HSC geo although it does have significant cultural authority.
 

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For pea the eco, social and enviro dot point seems pretty likely, as does the enterprise global changes question. They seem to chop and change the usual dot point based format here though, so it could make for sth interesting???
I agree, I doubt they'd ask about just one for a 20 mark tho. The essays usually incorporate an entire syllabus point so as to give students plenty of scope/room to demonstrate sophistication - asking about just one factor is not very conducive to this, especially where one school's enterprise might have more on environmental whilst another school might be skewed towards social - if a question asked for an essay's worth on just one of them it wouldn't be overly fair.
 

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Also make sure you have enough for an essay on demise of a small town/regional centres guys, hasn't been asked for the big 20 mark yet and is pretty easy vs a lot of the other syllabus points.
 

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Also make sure you have enough for an essay on demise of a small town/regional centres guys, hasn't been asked for the big 20 mark yet and is pretty easy vs a lot of the other syllabus points.
If I see that question, I think I'll just avoid it. It's not ideal, but I think I would do a really horrible one for demise of small town/regional centre.
As far as I know, the demise is caused by the rise of regional centres which are more accessible... anything else you can think of?
 

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There's quite a bit more to it and can be rather unique to your case study. I use Dubbo, taken straight from the textbook. Idk what textbook you have, but if it's the Pearson one then you'll have it as well.

Boils down to demographics and economics, a decline in one leads to a decline in the other in a kind of feedback loop. Read the case study to get a better idea of what I'm talking about.

And as I thought, just to back up what I said here,
I agree, I doubt they'd ask about just one for a 20 mark tho.
The 2015 question for PEA said "environmental and social impacts" - plenty to go off of there, don't worry if you don't have enough for an essay on just one of them.

Also, how would you guys like a question for urban dynamics like the one from the 2001 HSC?
Now *that* would be an interesting question.
I'd be annoyed cos it would require actual analysis as opposed to just dumping syllabus points lol. Spatial patterns of disadvantage/advantage? Urbanisation? Spatial exclusion? Centralisation too. Idk can't really see much else just on the source booklet.
 

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