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:
- 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
- Added Value Unit
Useful websites for revision are:
National 5 Revision Websites
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
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)
Population and Development
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!
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)
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
Impact and Response
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.
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.bhf.org.uk – British Heart Foundation.
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
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/topics/secondary.shtml#geography (video clips on various topics)