AS Level Geography
- Week 1: Monday 28 March – Friday 1 April
- Week 2: Monday 4 April – Friday 8 April
- Week 3: Monday 11 April – Friday 15 April
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 aim of the Geography revision seminars is to develop exam technique and to revise key content. All the seminars are four hours in length and students can elect to do as many as they wish. The hours will be spent working on board-specific exam preparation as follows:
Paper 1: Core Physical (9696/01)
Hydrology and Fluvial Geomorphology
Dates available: 29 March (AM), 5 April (AM), 12 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: 29 March (PM), 5 April (PM), 12 April (PM)
Diurnal energy budgets; The global energy budget; Weather processes and phenomena; The human impact.
Rocks and Weathering
Dates available: 30 March (AM), 6 April (AM), 13 April (AM)
Plate tectonics; Weathering; Slope processes; The human impact.
Paper 2: Core Human (9696/02)
Dates available: 30 March (PM), 6 April (PM), 13 April (PM)
Natural increase as a component of population change; Demographic transition; Population-resource relationships; The management of natural increase.
Dates available: 31 March (AM), 7 April (AM), 14 April (AM)
Migration as a component of population change; Internal migration (within a country); International migration; the management of international migration
Dates available: 31 March (PM), 7 April (PM), 14 April (PM)
Changes in rural settlements; Urban trends and issues of urbanisation; The changing structure of urban settlements; The management of urban settlements.
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