AS Level Geography · CIE (reformed)

Dates Available

Week 1: Monday 26 - Friday 30 March
Week 2: Monday 2 - Friday 6 April
Week 3: Monday 9 - Friday 13 April

CIE 9696

Length of Course
4 hour seminars

9am to 1pm daily

The Geography AS Level reformed course will utilise a similar format to the legacy A level courses. 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.

The remaining hours will be spent working on board-specific exam preparation as follows:

Paper 1 The Physical Core

Topic 1 - Hydrology and Fluvial Geomorphology
Dates available: 26 March, 2 April, 9 April
The drainage basin system; Rainfall – discharge relationships within drainage basins; River  channel processes and landforms; The human impact.

Topic 2 - Atmosphere and Weather
Dates available: 27 March, 3 April, 10 April
Local energy budgets; The global energy budget; Weather processes and phenomena; The human impact.

Topic 3 - Rocks and Weathering
Dates available: 28 March, 4 April, 11 April
Elementary plate tectonics; Weathering and rocks; Slope processes and development; The human impact.

The Human Core

Topic 4 - Population
Dates available: 29 March, 5 April, 12 April
Natural increase as a component of population change; Demographic transition; Population-resource relationships; The management of natural increase.

Topic 5 - Migration
Dates available: 30 March, 6 April, 13 April
Migration as a component of population change; Internal migration (within a country); International migration; A case study of international migration.


Topic 6 - Settlement Dynamics
Dates available: 30 March, 6 April, 13 April
Changes in rural settlements; Urban trends and issues of urbanisation; The changing structure of urban settlements; The management of urban settlements.