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Geography Online Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses for Returning Teachers and Subject Changers

Course content

Key Concept Lectures

  • Maps and GIS
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Geography of the UK
  • Geomorphic processes/ landscape
  • Changing weather and climate
  • Global ecosystems and biodiversity
  • Cities and urban society
  • Global economic development
  • Resources and Resource Management
  • Fieldwork and investigation

Natural Hazards 1

  • Introduction to Natural Hazards
  • The Structure of the Earth
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Primary and Secondary Effects of Tectonic Hazards
  • Tectonic Hazards- Responses and Mitigation
  • The Global Atmospheric Circulation

Natural Hazards 2

  • The Causes of Tropical Storms
  • Tropical Storms - Hazards and Vulnerability
  • Case Studies of Tropical Storms
  • Weather Hazards - UK
  • Floods and Flood Management
  • Drought
  • Drought - Australia and Ethiopia
  • Historic Climate Change

Climate Change

  • Natural Causes of Climate Change
  • Human Causes of Climate Change
  • Climate Change - Impacts
  • Climate Change - Adaptation and Mitigation

Ecosystems 1

  • Introduction to Ecosystems 1
  • Introduction to Ecosystems 2
  • Distribution and Characteristics of the UK’s Main Terrestrial Ecosystems (Edexcel A)
  • Characteristics of the Tropical Rainforest
  • Adaptations to the Tropical Rainforest
  • Uses of the Tropical Rainforest
  • Hot Deserts (AQA)
  • Opportunities and Challenges of Hot Deserts (AQA)
  • Desertification (AQA)
  • Deciduous Forest (Edexcel A)
  • Coral Reef (OCR A)

Ecosystems 2

  • Marine Ecosystems - UK (Edexcel A)
  • How the biosphere provides resources for people (Edexcel A)
  • Taiga 1 (Edexcel B)
  • Taiga 2 (Edexcel B)
  • Cold Environments 1 (AQA)
  • Cold Environments 2 (AQA)
  • Polar Environments 1 (OCR B)
  • Polar Environments 2(OCR B)
  • Waves Types and Characteristics

Coasts

  • Geomorphic Processes
  • Landforms
  • Management Strategies
  • UK Case Study
  • Geomorphic Processes

Rivers

  • Landforms
  • Management Strategies
  • UK Case Study

Glacial Landscapes

  • Glacial Processes (AQA & Edexcel A)
  • Glacial Landforms (AQA & Edexcel A)
  • Economic Activity in Glaciated Landscapes 1 (AQA & Edexcel A)
  • Economic Activity in Glaciated Landscapes 2 (AQA & Edexcel A)
  • Trends in Urbanisation and Megacities

Urbanisation

  • City Structure and Connectivity (Edexcel A & B)
  • Migration
  • Urban Growth and its Management
  • Opportunities and Challenges for Country 1
  • Opportunities and Challenges for Country 2
  • London 1 (AQA and OCR B)
  • London 2 (AQA and OCR B)
  • Urban Regeneration
  • Sustainable Urban Living

Development

  • Development and its Distribution
  • Development Indicators and the DMT Model
  • Causes and Consequences of Uneven Development
  • Strategies to Reduce the Development Gap
  • Economic Change in the UK 1
  • Economic Change in the UK 2
  • Nigeria 1
  • Nigeria 2
  • Rowstow and Frank Theories (Edexcel B & OCR)

Managing Resources

  • Introduction to Resources
  • Increasing Demand for Food
  • Issues Surrounding Food Security
  • Sustainable Food Production
  • Increasing Demand for Water
  • Issues Surrounding Water Security
  • The Sustainable Management of Water Sources
  • Global Patterns of Energy Consumption and Supply
  • Non-Renewable Energy
  • Renewable Energy

Geographical Skills

  • Map Skills
  • Graph Skills
  • Labelling and Annotating
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Literacy Skills
  • Exam Technique