AQA GCSE Geography specification A, checklist of key points and case studies

contains the major points you need to know for geography, restless earth, weather, water on the land, tourism, development and population.

the points are just a guide though and you should still know the background knowledge :)

the case study bits are what you should be ready to write about.

includes sample casse study questions for all topics.

hope it helps, good luck

comments welcome


p.s in 97-2003 format so should open :)

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  • Created on: 09-06-11 16:10

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The Restless Earth:

Names of large tectonic plates (only a few examples)
The differences between destructive, constructive and conservative plate margins
Landforms at destructive plate margins and their properties
Differences between supervolcanoes and volcanoes
The effects of earthquakes on people and the environment…

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Tropical storms: using case studies of tropical storms in rich and poor parts of the world, compare the
short and long-term responses.

Water on the land:

Three ways that the river and valley change during it's course
Formation of waterfalls and gorges by erosion
The formation of meanders and oxbow…

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Example case study questions:

Population control: compare the policies used in China to control rapid population growth with
the policies used in one other country.
Ageing populations: Choose a country in the EU with an ageing population. Explain why this
country has an ageing population and describe the strategies that…

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Extreme tourism; attractions, impacts, measures in place, sustainability.
Ecotourism; characteristics, benefits, sustainable development.

Example case study questions:

UK tourism: suggest an action plan for either a named UK National Park or a named UK coastal
resort that will encourage tourists to visit the area.
Mass tourism: describe the impacts of…


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