Nationals

In S4, we build on the topics studied in S3 and add the following topics to allow pupils to complete the National 3, 4 or 5 courses.

The topics included in National 3, 4 or 5 are:

  • Population
  • Urban change – in the cities of Edinburgh and Mumbai
  • Rural areas – Intensive Peasant Farming in Kedah, Malaysia and Extensive  Commercial Farming in either East Anglia or the American Praries
  • Health – case studies of Malaria, Heart Disease and HIV/AIDS
  • Environmental Hazards – case studies of a volcanic eruption, an earthquake and a tropical storm
  • Glaciated and Coastal landscapes
  • Weather
  • Added Value Unit

 

Useful websites for revision are:

National 5 Revision Websites

Physical Environments

Weather revision

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/weather_climate/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/standard/geography/weather_climate/synoptic_charts/revision/1/

http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/geography/weather-and-climate/revise-it/the-climate-of-the-united-kingdom

Glaciation revision

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/standard/geography/glaciation/ (you don’t need Glacial Deposition)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/glacial_landscapes/ (first 4 sections only)

http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/geography/glaciers/revise-it/glacial-processes (arrow at foot of page to next section)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3dI2e8v6YI – 9 minute video

Coasts

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/coasts/ (you don’t need coastal flooding)

http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/geography/coasts/revise-it/waves (use arrows at foot of each page to move on)

Human Environments

Population and Development

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/geography/interdependence/population_migration/revision/3/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/population/

http://revisionworld.co.uk/gcse-revision/geography/population

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/development/ (not Trade and Aid)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/intermediate2/geography/environmental_interactions/development_and_health/revision/1/ (only the development sections although you will do health soon)

http://www.st-maryshigh.herts.sch.uk/media/13101/gcse_geogarphy_ocr_b_-_population_and_settlement.pdf – notes, but only some of this is relevant – you should know which parts!

Urban Change

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/higher/geography/human/urban/revision/2/ – general on features of city zones from P2)

Mumbai – http://www.coolgeography.co.uk/A-level/AQA/Year%2013/World%20Cities/Mumbai/Mumbai.htm (too detailed but good on shanty and squatter areas)

Rural Change

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/intermediate2/geography/human_environments/rural_areas/revision/1/ – not your case studies but covers the changes in both farming types

http://www.sln.org.uk/geography/schools/blythebridge/GCSERevisionAgricultureGR.htm – the Green Revolution

http://revisionworld.co.uk/gcse-revision/geography/agriculture/agricultural-change

Global Issues

Environmental Hazards

Planning

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/8375591/Japan-earthquake-country-better-prepared-than-anyone-for-quakes-and-tsunamis.html

http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/explore/schools/q6.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12709793

Causes

http://www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk/topics/japan_earthquake.html

http://www.livescience.com/39110-japan-2011-earthquake-tsunami-facts.html

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/11/world/asia/maps-of-earthquake-and-tsunami-damage-in-japan.html?_r=0 – excellent animation

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/mar/11/japan-earthquake-tsunami-questions-answers

Impact and Response

http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/up-front/posts/2013/03/11-japan-earthquake-ferris-solis – impact

http://www.dogonews.com/2011/3/12/japan-suffers-triple-whammy-earthquake-tsunami-and-aftershocks

http://liberalsprinkles.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/facts-japan-earthquake-tsunami-nuclear.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/8953574/Japan-earthquake-tsunami-and-Fukushima-nuclear-disaster-2011-review.html

http://joeblakey.com/geography/case-study-japan-earthquake-tsunami-110311/

http://aboutjapan.japansociety.org/content.cfm/next_steps_following_japans_earthquake_and_tsunami – response

https://www.e-education.psu.edu/geog588/node/2140 – response

http://www.calvin.edu/chimes/2013/03/14/effects-of-japanese-tsunami-still-clear-two-years-later/ – UNICEF response

http://www2.worldvision.org/news/japan-tsunami-recovery-six-months

 

Health

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zjhg9j6 – overview of the causes, distribution, effects and response to HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Heart Disease.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health/ – BBC health pages.

http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/ZMB.html – Country statistics can be taken for comparisons.

http://www.who.int/topics/en/ – Health topics can be chosen from this website.

http://www.euphix.org/object_document/o4581n27010.html – EU health information and indicators.

Malaria

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/jan/20/glaxo-malaria-drugs-public-domain – Malaria potential cure.

https://www.malariahotspots.co.uk/index.html – Good summary test on malaria.

http://malarianomore.org.uk/ – Strategies on bed net provision.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/oct/18/malaria-vaccine-save-millions-children – Malaria vaccine.

Heart disease

http://www.bhf.org.uk – British Heart Foundation.

AIDS

http://www.actionaid.org.uk/ – What the UK does for AIDS.

http://www.worldaidscampaign.org/world-aids-day/world-aids-day-2011/ – Lots of information to formulate case studies.

http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/factsheets/ – Factsheets on AIDS/HIV.

http://www.liv.ac.uk/geography/research_projects/epidemics/Introduction.htm – Aids and malaria information.

 

General Geography Websites

https://www.o2learn.co.uk/o2_video-channel.php?channel=12#channelTop (videos)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/topics/secondary.shtml#geography (video clips on various topics)

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