GCSE Geography AQA (9-1)

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

Boards
AQA

Length of Course
4 hours per topic

Times
9am to 1pm or 2pm to 6pm daily

Our Geography revision programme for IGCSE is modular in structure. To produce a bespoke revision course students simply select the topics they require help with and indicate what they are on the registration form. Extensive use will be made of relevant past questions and time will be devoted to developing practical skills such as those of map and photograph interpretation.

Paper 1: Living in the Physical Environment

A. Tectonic Hazards, Weather Hazards

Plate tectonic theory; distribution of earthquakes and volcanoes; causes, impacts, and responses to tectonic hazards; reasons why people live in hazardous areas. General atmospheric model; causes and structure of tropical storms; impact of climate on tropical storms; impacts and responses to tropical storms; weather in the UK.

B. Climate change, Ecosystems & Tropical rainforests

Evidence of climate change; causes, impacts and management of climate change. Interrelationships within a UK ecosystem; balance within components of an ecosystem; distribution and characteristics of large-scale ecosystems. Characteristics of a rainforest; interdependence of climate, water, soil, plants, animals and people; adaption of plants and animals; biodiversity; causes, impacts, and management of deforestation.

C. Hot deserts

Characteristics of hot deserts; interdependence of climate, water, soil, plants, animals and people; adaption of plants and animals; biodiversity; development in hot deserts, causes and management of desertification.

D. Cold Environments 

Characteristics of cold environments; interdependence of climate, water, soil, plants, animals and people; adaption of plants and animals; biodiversity; development of cold environments; value of cold environments; strategies to manage cold environments.

E. Coastal landscapes

Coastal processes; coastal landforms; coastal management.

F. River landscapes

River processes, river landforms, hydrographs, river management.

G. Glacial landscapes

Glacial processes, glacial landforms, economic activities in upland areas; conflicts in glaciated areas; tourism in glaciated areas.

Paper 2: Challenges in the Human Environment

H. Urban issues and challenges

Urban trends; urbanisation; megacities; urban growth in LIC cities; urban planning in LIC cities; urban change in UK cities; regeneration; urban sustainability.

I. The changing economic world

Measures of development; link between DTM and development; causes and consequences of uneven development; strategies to reduce the development gap; a case study of an LIC to illustrate its changing industrial structure, the role of TNCs in relation to its development, its changing relationships with the wider world, impacts of aid, impact of its economic development; changes to employment patterns and regional growth in the UK.

J. The challenge of resource management

The significance of food, water and energy to human development; the changing demand and provision of resources in the UK; global patterns and impacts of food insecurity; strategies to increase food supply; global patterns and impacts of water scarcity; strategies to increase water supply; global patterns and impacts of energy insecurity; strategies to increase energy supply.

Each module will be offered at the following times:

Monday am Topic A pm Topic B
Tuesday am Topic C pm Topic D
Wednesday am Topic E pm Topic F
Thursday am Topic G pm Topic H
Friday am Topic I pm Topic J