Oxford University Press
GCSE 9-1 Geography AQA
Simon Ross
GCSE 9-1 Geography AQA
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Now updated for 2020 to more closely reflect the latest AQA exam question format and wording.

A student-friendly and engaging resource for the 2016 AQA GCSE Geography specification. This Student Book motivates students with accessible content and up-to-date case studies, while retaining a rigorous approach, and has been approved by AQA.

Unit 1 – Living with the physical environment
Section A – The challenge of natural hazards
1 Natural hazards
1.1 What are natural hazards?
2 Tectonic hazards
2.1 Distribution of earthquakes and volcanoes
2.2 Physical processes at plate margins
2.3 The effects of earthquakes
2.4 Responses to earthquakes
2.5 Living with the risk from tectonic hazards
2.6 Reducing the risk from tectonic hazards
3 Weather hazards
3.1 Global atmospheric circulation
3.2 Where and how are tropical storms formed?
3.3 The structure and features of tropical storms
3.4 Typhoon Haiyan – a tropical storm
3.5 Reducing the effects of tropical storms
3.6 Weather hazards in the UK
3.7 The Somerset Levels floods, 2014 (1)
3.8 The Somerset Levels floods, 2014 (2)
3.9 Extreme weather in the UK
4 Climate change
4.1 What is the evidence for climate change?
4.2 What are the natural causes of climate change?
4.3 What are the human causes of climate change?
4.4 Managing the impacts of climate change (1)
4.5 Managing the impacts of climate change (2)
Section B – The living world
5 Ecosystems
5.1 Introducing a small-scale ecosystem
5.2 How does change affect ecosystems?
5.3 Introducing global ecosystems
6 Tropical rainforests
6.1 Physical characteristics of rainforests
6.2 Causes of deforestation in Malaysia
6.3 Impacts of deforestation in Malaysia
6.4 Managing tropical rainforests
6.5 Sustainable management of tropical rainforests
7 Hot deserts
7.1 Physical characteristics of hot deserts
7.2 Opportunities for development in hot deserts
7.3 Challenges of development in hot deserts
7.4 Causes of desertification in hot deserts
7.5 Reducing desertification in hot deserts
8 Cold environments
8.1 Physical characteristics of cold environments
8.2 Opportunities for development in Svalbard
8.3 Challenges of development in Svalbard
8.4 Cold environments under threat
8.5 Managing cold environments
Section C – Physical landscapes in the UK
9 UK landscapes
9.1 The UK’s relief and landscapes
10 Coastal landscapes
10.1 Wave types and their characteristics
10.2 Weathering and mass movement
10.3 Coastal erosion processes
10.4 Coastal erosion landforms
10.5 Coastal deposition landforms
10.6 Coastal landforms at Swanage (1)
10.7 Coastal landforms at Swanage (2)
10.8 Managing coasts – hard engineering
10.9 Managing coasts – soft engineering
10.10 Managing coasts – managed retreat
10.11 Coastal management at Lyme Regis
11 River landscapes
11.1 Changes in rivers and their valleys
11.2 Fluvial (river) processes
11.3 River erosion landforms
11.4 River erosion and deposition landforms
11.5 River landforms on the River Tees
11.6 Factors increasing flood risk
11.7 Managing floods – hard engineering
11.8 Managing floods – soft engineering
11.9 Managing floods at Banbury
12 Glacial landscapes
12.1 Processes in glacial environments
12.2 Glacial erosion landforms
12.3 Glacial transportation and deposition landforms
12.4 Glacial landforms at Cadair Idris
12.5 Economic opportunities in glaciated areas
12.6 Conflict in glaciated areas
12.7 Managing tourism in the Lake District
Unit 2 – Challenges in the human environment
Section A – Urban issues and challenges
13 The urban world
13.1 An increasingly urban world
13.2 Factors affecting the rate of urbanisation
13.3 Introducing Rio de Janeiro
13.4 Social opportunities and challenges in Rio
13.5 Economic opportunities and challenges in Rio
13.6 Improving Rio’s environment
13.7 Managing the growth of squatter settlements
13.8 Planning for Rio’s urban poor
14 Urban change in the UK
14.1 Where do people live in the UK?
14.2 Introducing Bristol
14.3 How can urban change create social opportunities?
14.4 Economic and environmental opportunities (1)
14.5 Economic and environmental opportunities (2)
14.6 Environmental challenges in Bristol
14.7 Creating a clean environment in Bristol
14.8 Social inequality in Bristol
14.9 New housing for Bristol
14.10 The Temple Quarter regeneration (1)
14.11 The Temple Quarter regeneration (2)
15 Sustainable urban development
15.1 Planning for urban sustainability
15.2 Sustainable living in Freiburg
15.3 Sustainable traffic management strategies
Section B – The changing economic world
16 The development gap
16.1 Our unequal world
16.2 Measuring development
16.3 The Demographic Transition Model
16.4 Changing population structures
16.5 Causes of uneven development
16.6 Uneven development – wealth and health
16.7 Uneven development – migration
16.8 Reducing the gap
16.9 Reducing the gap – aid and intermediate technology
16.10 Reducing the gap – fair trade
16.11 Reducing the gap – debt relief
16.12 Reducing the gap – tourism
17 Nigeria: a Newly-Emerging Economy
17.1 Exploring Nigeria (1)
17.2 Exploring Nigeria (2)
17.3 Nigeria in the wider world
17.4 Balancing a changing industrial structure
17.5 The impacts of transnational corporations
17.6 The impacts of international aid
17.7 Managing environmental issues
17.8 Quality of life in Nigeria
18 The changing UK economy
18.1 Changes in the UK economy
18.2 A post-industrial economy
18.3 UK science and business parks
18.4 Environmental impacts of industry
18.5 Changing rural landscapes in the UK
18.6 Changing transport infrastructure (1)
18.7 Changing transport infrastructure (2)
18.8 The north-south divide
18.9 The UK in the wider world (1)
18.10 The UK in the wider world (2)
Section C – The challenge of resource management
19 Resource management
19.1 The global distribution of resources
19.2 Provision of food in the UK
19.3 Provision of water in the UK
19.4 Provision of energy in the UK
20 Food management
20.1 Global food supply
20.2 Impacts of food insecurity
20.3 Increasing food supply
20.4 The Indus Basin Irrigation System
20.5 Sustainable food production (1)
20.6 Sustainable food production (2)
21 Water management
21.1 Global water supply
21.2 The impact of water insecurity
21.3 How can water supply be increased?
21.4 The Lesotho Highland Water Project
21.5 Sustainable water supplies
21.6 The Wakel River Basin project
22 Energy management
22.1 Global energy supply and demand
22.2 Impacts of energy insecurity
22.3 Strategies to increase energy supply
22.4 Gas – a non-renewable resource
22.5 Sustainable energy use
22.6 The Chambamontera micro-hydro scheme
Unit 3 – Geographical applications and skills
23 Issue evaluation
23.1 How to answer the issue evaluation paper
24 Fieldwork
24.1 Investigating river processes and management
24.2 Primary data collection in river fieldwork
24.3 Processing and presenting river fieldwork
24.4 Analysis and conclusions – river enquiry
24.5 Evaluating your river enquiry
24.6 Investigating variations in urban quality of life
24.7 Primary data collection for urban fieldwork
24.8 Processing and presenting urban fieldwork data
24.9 Analysis and conclusions – urban enquiry
24.10 Evaluating your urban enquiry
25 Geographical skills
25.1 Cartographic skills
25.2 Graphical skills
25.3 Statistical skills
O/S map key
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