A Level Geography
- Week 1: Monday 29 March – Friday 2 April
- Week 2: Monday 5 – Friday 9 April
- Week 3: Monday 12 – Friday 16 April
Length of Course
4 hour seminars
9am to 1pm or 2pm to 6pm daily
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: Physical Systems (01)
Dates: 29 March (AM), 5 April (AM), 12 April (AM)
How can coastal landscapes be viewed as systems? How are coastal landforms developed? How do coastal landforms evolve over time as climate changes? How does human activity cause change within coastal landscape systems?
Dates: 29 March (PM), 5 April (PM), 12 April (PM)
How can dryland landscapes be viewed as systems? How are landforms of mid and low latitude deserts developed? How do dryland landforms evolve over time as climate changes? How does human activity cause change within dryland landscape systems? How does human activity cause change within dryland landscape systems?
Earth’s life support systems
Dates: 30 March (AM), 6 April (AM), 13 April (AM)
How important are water and carbon to life on Earth? How do the water and carbon cycles operate in contrasting locations? How much change occurs over time in the water and carbon cycles? To what extent are the water and carbon cycles linked?
Paper 2: Human Interactions (02)
Changing spaces; making places
Dates: 30 March (PM), 6 April (PM), 13 April (PM)
What’s in a place? How do we understand place? How does economic change influence patterns of social inequality in places? Who are the players that influence economic change in places? How are places created through placemaking processes?
Dates: 31 March (AM), 7 April (AM), 14 April (AM)
What are the contemporary patterns of global migration? Why has migration become increasingly complex? What are the issues associated with unequal flows of global migration?
Dates: 31 March (PM), 7 April (PM), 14 April (PM)
What is meant by human rights? What are the variations in women’s rights? What are the strategies for global governance of human rights? To what extent has intervention in human rights contributed to development?
Paper 3: Geographical debates (03)
Dates: 1 April (AM), 8 April (AM), 15 April (AM)
How and why has climate changed in the geological past? How and why has the era of industrialisation affected global climate? Why is there a debate over climate change? In what ways can humans respond to climate change? Can an international response to climate change ever work?
Dates: 1 April (PM), 8 April (PM), 15 April (PM)
What are the global patterns of disease and can factors be identified that determine these? Is there a link between disease and levels of economic development? How effectively are communicable and noncommunicable diseases dealt with? How far can diseases be predicted and mitigated against? Can diseases ever be fully eradicated?
Dates: 2 April (AM), 9 April (AM), 16 April (AM)
What are the main characteristics of oceans? What are the opportunities and threats arising from the use of ocean resources? What are the opportunities and threats arising from the use of ocean resources? How and in what ways do human activities pollute oceans? How is climate change impacting the ocean system? How have socio-economic and political factors influenced the use of the oceans?
Dates: 2 April (PM), 9 April (PM), 16 April (PM)
What is the evidence for continental drift and plate tectonics? What are the main hazards generated by volcanic activity? What are the main hazards generated by seismic activity? What are the implications of living in tectonically active locations? What measures are available to help people cope with living in tectonically active locations?
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