AQA GSCE GeographyWatch
Use named examples to show how the effects and responses to a tectonic hazard vary between two areas of contrasting levels of wealth.
Use a named example of a tropical storm to show its effects and responses.
An example of a recent extreme weather event in the UK to illustrate:
social, economic and environmental impacts
how management strategies can reduce risk.
An example of a small scale UK ecosystem to illustrate the concept of interrelationships within a natural system, an understanding of producers, consumers, decomposers, food chain, food web and nutrient cycling.
A case study of a tropical rainforest to illustrate:
causes of deforestation – subsistence and commercial farming, logging, road building, mineral extraction, energy development, settlement, population growth
impacts of deforestation – economic development, soil erosion, contribution to climate change.
They can choose between hot or cold environments:
A case study of a hot desert to illustrate:
development opportunities in hot desert environments: mineral extraction, energy, farming, tourism
challenges of developing hot desert environments: extreme temperatures, water supply, inaccessibility.
A case study of a cold environment to illustrate:
development opportunities in cold environments: mineral extraction, energy, fishing and tourism
challenges of developing cold environments: extreme temperature, inaccessibility, provision of buildings and infrastructure
Depends on what they choose from the options, 2 of the 3
An example of a section of coastline in the UK to identify its major landforms of erosion and deposition.
An example of a coastal management scheme in the UK to show:
the reasons for management
the management strategy
the resulting effects and conflicts.
An example of a river valley in the UK to identify its major landforms of erosion and deposition
An example of a flood management scheme in the UK to show:
why the scheme was required
the management strategy
the social, economic and environmental issues
An example of an upland area in the UK affected by glaciation to identify its major landforms of erosion and deposition.
An example of a glaciated upland area in the UK used for tourism to show:
the attractions for tourists
social, economic and environmental impacts of tourism
strategies used to manage the impact of tourism.