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Tuesday

GCSE and A-Level Geography exam revision

Now is a good time for you to familiarise yourself with the comprehensive revision materials that have been prepared especially for Abbeyfield students following the WJEC B GCSE Geography course and the OCR A-Level Geography course. These have been written to help you achieve your target grade in GCSE Geography, AS Geography or A2 Geography

You can access the materials by clicking on the relevant tabs at the top of the page or via the following links where you will find everything you need to help you revise for your Geography exams.





I would advise that you use the pages now and adopt a 'little and often' approach to revision and not leave it all to the last minute. To optimise all opportunities for revision, the pages are also smartphone friendly

In addition, if you would like to buy a revision guide, you can buy one specifically for the course or a generic one. If you do buy a generic one, bring it in and I will highlight the elements that relate to our course.

Links to appropriate revision guides on Amazon are also on the page links above.

Sunday

When urban areas decline

Year 12 Managing Urban Change
Homework - Urban dereliction, social problems and inequality

Detroit - the ruins left behind when a city loses half it's population

Watch the video about Detroit. what evidence is there that urban decline has taken place:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18271118

Claymore, Sydney - Australia
The social housing experiment that went wrong

Watch the programme below and answer the questions - You do not need to watch the whole programme. Start at the beginning and watch the first 3 minutes, then skip forward to 18:40 and watch up to 19:35

  1. When was Claymore created?
  2. Where in Sydney is Claymore?
  3. How many people live there?
  4. Between 01:15 and 01:28, what evidence do you see of urban dereliction?
  5. What happened in 2010?
  6. What is this process called?
  7. Why so you think a mixture of private and public housing was proposed? How would this help?



St Louis - The city divided by one street

The city of St Louis, Missouri, remains one of the most segregated cities in the US. But one street in particular has been known to residents as the "dividing line".


Delmar Boulevard, which spans the city from east to west, features million-dollar mansions directly to the south, and poverty-stricken areas to its north. What separates rich and poor is sometimes just one street block.


  1. What evidence is there that the south of Delmar Boulevard is better off than the north?
  2. What might explain this disparity?
  3. What problems exist on the northern side?

Why it's now vital to choose Geography and/or History

Geography Matters

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