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Geography Y11

Geography Y11

The Geography department at The Portsmouth Academy aspires to stimulate a sense of wonder and interest in our complex and dynamically changing world. Harnessing the Thinking Schools philosophy, geography inspires pupils to become global citizens by exploring their own personal geography and their responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet. By developing an understanding of the processes – both human and physical – that shape the world, our aim is to develop independent learners well equipped to tackle the global challenges that face the Earth of their future.



Subject Revision Resources

General Revision Resources

Fertile Questions

How can countries cope with and benefit from tourism?

• What is tourism? What places attract tourists (cities, coasts and mountains)?
• Why is tourism growing and why do LDRs and MDRs want tourism?
• What affects tourist numbers?
• How do tourist resorts change and what does the Butler Model show?
• Does Southsea fit the Butler Model?
• What is mass tourism? What impact does it have? Case study: Kenya or Jamaica
• What impact does tourism have in Kenya/Jamaica and how can it be managed?
• What is ecotourism and how does it benefit the environment and people? Case study: Kenya
• What is extreme tourism?
• Why do people want to visit Antarctica? Case study: Antarctica
• What is urbanisation?
• What are push and pull factors?

How do people benefit from, yet cope with living in cities?

• How do land use and function vary in an urban area?
• What is the location, function and land use of the CBD?
• What is the location, function and land use of the inner city?
• What is the location, function and land use of the suburbs?
• How can enough homes be provided and where should they go?
• How was London’s Docklands transformed? Case study: London Docklands
• How was New Islington, transformed? Case study: New Islington, Manchester
• How is Commercial Road changing? Case study: Portsmouth’s CBD
• Why might the multicultural mix be a problem? How is multiculturalism encouraged? Case study: Portsmouth
• What problems does rapid urbanisation cause in LDRs? What are the problems of squatter settlements?
• How can a squatter settlement be improved? Case study: Rocinha, Rio
• How can pollution be reduced in cities in LDRs? Case study: Shanghai
• How can urban living be sustainable? Case study: Tipner, Portsmouth
• How can waste be dealt with?
• How can historic townscapes be preserved? Case study: Portsmouth’s historic dockyard and Gunwharf Quays

How do people and the coast threaten each other?

• How do waves form and what types are there?
• What is the fetch?
• What coastal processes operate on the land?
• What coastal processes operate in the sea?
• How do cliffs and wave-cut platforms form?
• How do arches, stacks and stumps form?
• How do beaches form and what is longshore drift and how does it operate?
• How do spits form?
• What are salt marshes and what is their vegetation succession?
• What threatens salt marshes?
• How are coastal features shown on an OS map?
• Why are the cliffs at Barton-on-Sea eroding so quickly? Case study: Barton, Hampshire
• How will sea-level rise affect coasts?
• How can the coast be protected by hard engineering and soft engineering?
• How is the coast at Barton being protected? Case study: Barton, Hampshire

How does ice alter the land and impact people?

• How has the amount of ice cover changed in the past?
• What are glaciers and how do they change?
• What processes occur in glacial environments?
• How do corries, aretes and pyramidal peaks form?
• How do glacial valley landforms form?
• How do moraines and drumlins form?
• How are glacial features shown on an OS map?

What do you need to know and how can you remember it?

• What opportunities do glacial areas offer for tourism? Case Study: Chamonix
• What is an avalanche? Case Study: Nepal, 2015
• What is the impact of climate change on Alpine communities? Case Study: Abondance