A2 Level Geography · OCR (legacy)

Dates Available

Week 1: Monday 3 - Friday 7 April
Week 2: Monday 10 - Friday 14 April
Week 3: Monday 17 - Friday 21 April

Board
OCR H483

Length of Course
4 hour seminars

Times
2pm to 6pm daily

Geography students are often overwhelmed by the amount of material they are expected to cover. The two main aims of the Geography revision seminars are to help students distinguish between what is important from information that is peripheral and to develop question-answering skills so that knowledge is used to best effect in the exam room. All the seminars are four hours in length and students can elect to do as many as they wish.

Unit F763

Topic 1 - Earth Hazards 
Dates available: 28 March, 4 April, 11 April.
The hazards associated with mass movement; slope failure; flooding and tectonics; how these hazards impact on human activity and how the hazards can be managed.

Topic 2 - Ecosystems and environments under threat
Dates available: 29 March, 5 April, 12 April
The main components of ecosystems and how they change over time; the factors which give an environment its unique characteristics; how physical environments are under threat from human activity and how they can be managed sustainably.

Topic 3 - Climatic hazards
Dates available: 30 March, 6 April, 13 April.
The atmospheric systems which result in hydro-meteorological hazards
including tropical storms; variation in climatic hazards over time and
space and how climatic hazards can be managed.

Topic 4 - Population and resources
Dates available: 31 March, 7 April, 14 April.
The causes of population growth; the factors which affect the supply and
use of resources; how demand for resources vary in time and space and
how humans can manage resources and development sustainably.

Topic 5 - Globalisation
Dates available: 1 April, 8 April, 15 April.
The causes and consequences of globalisation; TNCs and their
contribution to the host countries; how trade and aid influence global
production and how governments evaluate and manage the impact of
globalisation.

Topic 6 - Development and inequalities
Dates available: 1 April, 8 April, 15 April.
The cause of the development gap and why it is increasing; the impact of
economic inequality on social and environmental issues; how can social
and economic inequalities can be reduced.

F764 (Geographical skills) not covered on this course