Geography Topics GCSE or IGCSE

Length of course: 5 half-day sessions
Boards: Suitable for all boards

This course revises topics that are common to GCSE/IGCSE specifications in topic-specific sessions, as detailed below. Please note the following:

  • The course will not offer board-specific exam practice and will not cover any coursework, investigation requirements, pre-release or decision making requirements.
  • Each session does not necessarily include ALL of the content within a topic. For example, weather does not include Drought or El Nino/La Nina as it is not a requirement for all boards. Similarly, Ecosystems only covers tropical environments, whereas some boards will specify an additional option such as Polar or Coral reef environments.
  • Students should bring their own textbooks plus any past papers/questions they are working with.

Students attending fewer than five sessions will be charged at a pro-rata rate.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  Tectonic hazards: causes, impacts and management of earthquakes and volcanoes. Weather hazards: causes, impacts, management – atmospheric circulation, tropical storms, UK weather hazards, climate change. Ecosystems: overview of global distribution, tropical rainforests, eg characteristics, value, impacts of human activity, management. Urban areas / cities: global patterns and characteristics, reasons for the growth of megacities, opportunities (positive impacts/issues), challenges (negative impacts/issues), management. Development: indicators and measures of development, global patterns, reasons for and impacts of uneven patterns of development, management strategies.
AQA GCSE (8035)
OCR A GCSE (J383)  
Edexcel A GCSE (1GA0)  
Edexcel B GCSE (1GB0)  
Edexcel IGCSE (4GE1)    
CIE IGCSE (0460)