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AS Level Geography (CIE)

AS Level Geography

Dates Available

  • Week 1: Monday 25 March – Friday 29 March
  • Week 2: Monday 1 April – Friday 5 April
  • Week 3: Monday 8 April – Friday 12 April

Boards

CIE 9696

Length of Course

4 hour seminars

Times

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

Monday (PM)
Migration
Migration as a component of population change; Internal migration (within a country); International migration; the management of international migration.

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

Wednesday (PM)
Settlement Dynamics
Changes in rural settlements; Urban trends and issues of urbanisation; The changing structure of urban settlements; The management of urban settlements.

Thursday (PM)
Rocks and Weathering
Plate tectonics; Weathering; Slope processes; The human impact.

Friday (AM)
Hydrology and Fluvial Geomorphology
The drainage basin system; Rainfall – discharge relationships within drainage basins; River channel processes and landforms; The human impact.

Friday (PM)
Atmosphere and Weather
Diurnal energy budgets; The global energy budget; Weather processes and phenomena; The human impact.

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