AS Level Geography · CIE

Dates Available
Week 1: 1 April – 5 April
Week 2: 8 April – 12 April
Week 3: 15 April – 19 April

CIE 9696

Length of Course
4 hour seminars

9am to 1pm or 2pm to 6pm 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 (9696/01)

Hydrology and Fluvial Geomorphology
Dates available: 1 April (AM), 8 April (AM), 15 April (AM)

The drainage basin system; Rainfall – discharge relationships within drainage basins; River  channel processes and landforms; The human impact.

Atmosphere and Weather
Dates available: 1 April (PM), 8 April (PM), 15 April (PM)

Local energy budgets; The global energy budget; Weather processes and phenomena; The human impact.

Rocks and Weathering
Dates available: 2 April (AM), 9 April (AM), 16 April (AM)

Elementary plate tectonics; Weathering and rocks; Slope processes and development; The human impact.

Paper 2: Core Human (9696/02)

Dates available: 2 April (PM), 9 April (PM), 16 April (PM)

Natural increase as a component of population change; Demographic transition; Population-resource relationships; The management of natural increase.

Dates available: 3 April (AM), 10 April (AM), 17 April (AM)

Migration as a component of population change; Internal migration (within a country); International migration; A case study of international migration.

Settlement Dynamics
Dates available: 3 April (PM), 10 April (PM), 17 April (PM)

Changes in rural settlements; Urban trends and issues of urbanisation; The changing structure of urban settlements; The management of urban settlements.