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Big revision guide – part 3

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All your revision key word lists in one place for every topic are attached. Please note there is no way I can cover every single word you need to know for the exam here. The list is not exhaustive. Also I have tried to avoid duplication so some words will be key for more than one topic but only appear in one list.

the secret with key words is not just to know what they mean but to be able to successfully use them in an exam answer. so also practice using them by writing out full sentecnes with key words in or by going on to exam papers and finding questions you can use them in.

The link for them are hereKey words 3.4 desertificationKey words 3.3 waterKey words 3.1 & 3.2 ecosystemsKey words 2.4 Climate changeKey words 2.3 Weather and ClimateKey words 2.2 rivers and river managmentKey words 2.1 coasts and coastal managmentKey words 1.3 glob and devtKey words 1.2 urban rural UKKey words 1.1 global cities

 


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Big revision guide – part 2

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All your revision personal learning checklists (PLCs) in one place for every topic are attached. These break each topic down into small questions that help you realise what you know and what you don’t know. They don’t provide such an overall linked up way of revising as the skeleton cards (which you can find here) but they do give you the chance to revise detailed manner and see what you need to do first by pointing out gaps in your knowledge.

Personally i would start by using these to check what I think I know and think i dont know, then use the skelton cards and then come back again when id finshed the topic use the PLC once more.

The links for them are here Eduqas GCSE B Geography PLC


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Big revision guide – part 1

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The link below gives you a breakdown of each topic in the GCSE you need to revise. All your revision skeleton revision guides in one place for every topic are attached. These break each topic down into 4-6 questions. They aren’t as detailed as a PLC (which you can find here) but give you the chance to revise in a more joined up and linked together way by seeing the work in larger chunks. I advie using them by taking each question or chunk one at a time and revising that and then testing yourself on what you have learnt. Or get someone else to test you; I know your parents or carers would love to assist you if you asked.

The link for them is here all skeletons


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Rural to Urban Migration in LICs

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People move to cities from the countryside in LICs for a variety of reasons. These can be split into push and pull factors

  • Push factors drive you away from a place
  • Pull factors attract you to a place

Examples of push factors (with added in extensions and chains of reasoning to explain them)
1/ Poor harvests so lack of food leads to malnourishment / early death
2/ Desertification so land is becoming less fertile harder to make profit from farming harder to feed family / malnourishment
3/ Lack of education / schools so children have to walk long distances to school remain illiterate do not get employment skills
Examples of pull factors (with added in extensions and chains of reasoning to explain them)
1/ More education opportunities / higher education so children can complete education become fully literate gain employment skills
2/ More job opportunities which may also be better paid so money can be sent back to rural families (called remittances)

Other push and pull factors include: natural disasters, modern facilities and living, poverty, war, being with family, persecution, lack of farming land

Revision Task

Categorise these factors above into push and pull and write a couple of sentences for each of them that extends and explain s them better using chains of reasoning


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Revising an HIC Global City – Sydney

 

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Firstly Sydney comes in the global cities topic (along with mumbai -see this revision page) you can find the PLC and skeleton revision card for this topic on these two links global cities    global cities PLC

Here is a list of what you need to know (shortened from the PLC)

  1. Describe how migration and natural population growth have caused Sydney’s growth.
  2. Explain how the growth of Mumbai has affected the social and economic features of the city and how it has become harder to manage sustainably.
  3. Describe and evaluate the different ways that people have tried to manage these economic, social and environmental problems.

 

Mr Hunt has produced this excellent all in one basic revision resource that covers everything you need to know (but you will also need to evaluate the ways people have tried to manage Sydney’s problems). It is centred on the text book, but if you don’t have access to that you could still try to do this at home and check it when you get into a geography classroom. Link is here Sydney

This is the revision lesson presentation you will have or have already had. Following the instructions on this (you will need a copy of the text book) will help you get a complete grounding in all that you need to know. 2 Sydney revision 

This video is all about how Sydeny is trying to sustainably manage their parks and walk ways and public spaces. Watch this and write down all the sustainable benefits you can think of (people and environment remember) For top top work (grades 6-9) use this table to write your notes on sustainable management. It classifies them by the Egan wheel and would enable you to get the best marks if you could use it well in the exam. Egan and Sydney

Here is a old post with 2 videos on Sydney’s transport problems and how people have tried to manage the sustainably. There are questions I have written as well to help you notice the ‘useful stuff’.


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Revising a LIC Global City – Mumbai

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Firstly Mumbai comes in the global cities topic (along with Sydney) you can find the PLC and skeleton revision card for this topic on these two links global cities    global cities PLC

Here is a list of what you need to know (shortened from the PLC)

  1. Describe how migration and natural population growth have caused Mumbai’s growth.
  2. Explain how the growth of Mumbai has affected the social and economic features of the city and how it has become harder to manage sustainably.
  3. Describe and evaluate the different ways that people have tried to manage these economic, social and environmental problems.

 

Mr Hunt has produced this excellent all in one basic revision resource that covers everything you need to know (but you will also need to evaluate the ways people have tried to manage Mumbai’s problems). It is centred on the text book, but if you don’t have access to that you could still try to do this at home and check it when you get into a geography classroom. Mumbai Case study worksheet

This revision task goes further than the one above and is best if you are aiming for a grade 5 and above. It gives you some information that you can take notes on and then test yourself, but there are also some gaps so you have to research and find this information in your book or the text book. This (if you do test yourself on it) is a good resource to revise from. Mumbai revision notes

Here is video to show what Mumbai looks like frm the air

The first 1:53 of this is excellent on how Mumbai is a global city. The rest of it is excellent on some of the social, economic and environmental problem Mumbai faces

Finally, if you want to see the powerpoint of the lesson you were taught on this in year 10. so you could do some of the work from it (maybe slides 10-15) here it is. mumbai lessons complete 2018


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Global Cities – A general revision page from the BBC

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The BBC has a general information revision page for global cities: click here

There are 4 pages to read and they are good for global cities in LICs especially. I would definitely use this page if i were you but be aware you still need to know about Mumbai and Sydney – the two global cities we learnt in class.

Below are the key word and skeleton revision card for this whole topic.

Skeleton revision card for global cities

and Key words 1.1 global cities