GCSE Geography

Dates Available
Week 2: Monday 4 – Friday 8 April
Week 3: Monday 11 – Friday 15 April

All Boards

Length of Course
4 hours per topic

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

Most GCSE Geography specifications allow schools to select topics from a list of options. The way our course is constructed is to allow students only to focus on topics that are relevant to them. 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.

Topic A Population
Distribution and density of population; structure (age-sex pyramids, dependency ratios etc); types of migration and associated push/pull factors; the demographic transition model; the consequences of world population growth; population policies; renewable versus non-renewable

Topic B Settlement
Location and classification of settlement; settlement patterns; urban land use and zoning; urban growth and decay and associated planning policies; urban growth in the developing world; shanty towns.

Topic C Industry
Classifications of industry; industrial location; impact of industry on regional and national economies; locational case studies; industry and the environment; energy supplies; the exploitation of renewable and nonrenewable resources; the conservation of resources.

Topic D Agriculture
Factors affecting the nature and type of agricultural production; environmental effects of agriculture; agricultural systems in developing and developed countries.

Topic E Development
Global and regional inequalities; economic development strategies; international aid; trade.

Topic F Plate Tectonics
Global pattern of plates; the distribution of earthquakes and volcanoes; destructive, constructive and conservative plate bounderies; causes and consequences of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Topic G Hydrology and Rivers
Processes in the drainage basin system; river processes and associated landforms (waterfalls, meanders, ox-bow lakes, floodplains etc); the influence of man on rivers and drainage basins; flooding.

Topic H Weather and Climate
Weather elements and patterns; effect of weather and climate on human activities.

Topic I Coasts
Processes of marine erosion and deposition; sub-aerial processes; development of landforms such as cliffs, caves, arches, stacks, wave-cut platforms, beaches, bars, spits etc; coastal management.

Topic J Ecosystems
Definition of an ecosystem; links between ecosystem components; impact of human activity; conservation strategies.

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

It is essential that students list on the registration form the modules they wish to study and the exact syllabus they have covered.

This course is not suitable to those studying IGCSE.