Students develop a wide range of geographical skills including grid references, scale, measuring distances using Ordnance Survey maps and contours. They will look at physical features such as rivers, their features, and associated landforms. Students will look at the similarities and differences between Brazil, Nepal and the UK and also geographical contrasts within the individual countries. Students will focus on the growth and change of settlements. They will look at a range of ecosystems around the world with a focus on those found in Russia.
Students will develop knowledge of key processes in coastal environments and how they result in the formation of unique landforms. Students will learn about the locational geography, scale, and diversity of Africa. They will learn about the geological time scale, types of rocks and the landscapes created by them. They will study the unequal world distribution of natural resources and how they are obtained and its impact on the location of Industry with particular focus on the Middle East. The social, political and economic causes of crime in the UK are explored and how crime can be designed out of an area.
Students will learn about the structure of the Earth, the different plate boundaries and how they move in order to create natural hazards. They will study the population of the world, why it is increasing, and the impacts of a growing population. Students will look at how development is measured, the reasons for the differences in levels of development around the world and how the development gap may be closed. They will learn what tourism is, the features which attract tourists to certain locations, and how the pattern of tourism has changed over time.