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GCSE AQA Case Studies with Exam Prep

Case Study resource packs – written specifically for the new AQA GCSE Geography specification (8035).

Designed with an examination focus in mind. For each topic, ALL of the Case Studies required by the spec are covered, providing a detailed synopsis of the event, location or theme in question.

In addition, single-page summaries, revision material, and practice exam questions help guide students in the lead up to their exams.

We've carefully selected a range of case studies which not only span the globe but also focus on countries with contrasting levels of development. As well as understanding the physical factors at play within each case study, these resources allow you to teach all of the human concepts by comparing locations at either end of the development spectrum.

Each case study is structured with two main parts; The Case Study, and The Exam Prep:

The Case Study sections include...

  • Thought-provoking images and starter questions to get students thinking
  • Fact files of all the key information relating to the event
  • ICT interactive links and reliable sources to extend research

The Exam Prep sections include...

  • Single-page summaries for an at-a-glance overview of the topic
  • Rapid-fire revision questions to drum home the facts and figures
  • AQA exam-style questions (with suggested answers) to provide a structured approach to testing knowledge and recall in the lead up to the exams

Teach your students to gain a deep understanding of the physical world around them through study of specific events, and learn about the interactions between people and place, and the differing effects that global events will have on developing and developed populations.

UNIT 1: Living with the Physical Environment
Section A: The Challenge of Natural Hazards – Tectonic Hazards
Tohoku Earthquake, Japan, 2011; Nepal Earthquake, 2015;
Eyjafjallajökull Eruption, Iceland, 2010; Mount Merapi Eruption, Java, 2010
Section A: The Challenge of Natural Hazards – Weather Hazards
Hurricane Sandy, USA, 2012; Cyclone Hudhud, India/Nepal, 2014; Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines, 2013;
Drought, Southern England, 2004-06; Flash Flooding, Morpeth, 2008; Winter Storms, UK, 2013-14; Extreme Cold, UK, 2010-11; Heatwave, UK, 2015
Section B: The Living World
The River Otter, Devon (small-scale ecosystem); Madagascar and Sumatra (Tropical Rainforests);
The Sonoran Desert (Hot Deserts);
The Sakha Republic, Russia (Cold Environments)
Section C: Physical Landscapes of the UK – Coastal Landscapes in the UK
The Jurassic Coast; The Seven Sisters
Section C: Physical Landscapes of the UK – River Landscapes in the UK
The River Thames; The River Spey
Section C: Physical Landscapes of the UK – Glacial Landscapes in the UK
Snowdonia; The Lake District

UNIT 2: Challenges in the Human Environment
Section A: Urban Issues and Challenges
Nairobi, Kenya; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Bristol, UK
Section B: The Changing Economic World
Brazil; Kenya; Bristol, UK
Section C: The Challenge of Resource Management – Food, Water, Energy
Santa Luzia Farm (Large-scale Agriculture – Food); Dead Sea Permaculture (Local Scheme – Food);
SNWTP, China (Large-scale Water Transfer – Water); Mikuyuni Muumoni Sand Dam, Kenya (Local Scheme – Water);
Tar Sands, Canada (Fossil Fuel Extraction – Energy); Micro-hydro Power Plants, Afghanistan (Local Scheme – Energy)