Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future

Michael Palin

Topics

Examples of topics and practicals that may be covered on a Day Visit or Geography Studies 1-3-night camp extracted from some of the syllabus topics.

Local land cover transformations

  • explain geographical processes by describing the features, elements and interactions between biophysical and anthropogenic processes that shape the identity of places and result in land cover change of Earth’s surface and a changing climate
  • explain the geographical processes that result in physical features (e.g. dunes systems, mangrove systems, that shape the identity of places at the local level
  • explain geographical processes that have contributed to land cover change in a local area, including anthropogenic processes, e.g. urbanisation and resource exploitation natural processes, e.g. natural hazards
  • recognise the spatial changes to land cover at the local level and represent these on maps using spatial technologies
  • use a conceptual model to identify a local land or water management challenge, e.g. threats to biodiversity, reduced water quality or availability, diminished riparian health, salinity, loss of coastal protection through diminished mangroves or dune systems, waste management (e.g. landfill), coral reef loss or destruction
  • conduct a field study that may include investigating Dunal recession (bought about by natural and anthropogenic intervention in the landscape
  • Examine the actions of erosion and deposition acting upon the selected coastline zone and management strategies (both hard and soft engineering) that have been applied to the areas
  • Investigate the impact on water quality as a result of land cover transformations such as clearing and urban runoff as examples
  • to collect primary data for investigating a land or water management challenge on a local scale.