Welcome to the OCR A level Geography page. Here you will find information on the course as well as links to suggested further reading. If you require further information please contact Mr Cook or Mr Monteith.
We follow the OCR Geography A Level course at Gordonstoun. It is worth taking the time to look through the topics you will be studying this year, such as Glaciation and Changing Spaces, as well as future topics such as Global Connections and the Independent Investigation topic. More specific details of the topics that we study can be found here.
For each of the topics below links have been included to lesson resources and extra reading. These should be used in conjunction with the text book and material discussed in class.
World map showing ACs, EDCs and LIDCs
2 – Scheme of Work
Climate change in drylands; Dengue Fever; Malaria (BBC Bitesize); El Nino; Climate change; Drivers of zoonotic diseases; Climate change and disease in Africa; Health and ENSO (WHO) ; Resurgence of Malaria (BBC); WHO: Disease and Drought; Emerging infectious diseases; Climate change and disease ; Monsoons and disease; Notes
6 – Bangladesh floods 2007 CASE STUDY: WHO: Flooding and communicable disease; Causes and consequences ; Diarrhoea incidence ; Disease outbreak ; Report on the floods (UNICEF) ; UNICEF flood summary; WHO: diseases following disasters; Using GIS to mitigate effects of disasters
7 – Epidemiological transition; Health transition in Africa (WHO) ; DoA found in LIDCs ; Economist article: ‘The shifting burden’ –Epidemics following disasters ; Uganda’s burden at a glance; Lecture on Uganda’s health transition
8 – Air pollution in India and Cancer: Article on Indian air pollution; Real time map of Indian air pollution; Comparing India’s pollution and regulation; Economic consequences of air pollution; Diwali air pollution spike ; BBC air pollution article (causes 1:6 deaths) ; TED: Air pollution in China; What is PM2.5?; Causes of Air pollution in Delhi; India’s burden of disease due to air pollution (DALYs) ; Journey around Delhi (pollution video) ; Rickshaw journey pollution video ; Economic impact on India’s air pollution
Diseases of Poverty: ‘the 10/90 gap’ ; Managing Infant mortality in Mali
9 – Communicable Disease: MALARIA; WHO – Malaria site; Malaria incidence ; Malaria Prevalence in Ethiopia ;Malaria control in Ethiopia ; Changes to malaria incidence; Mutant mosquitoes!; WHO Malaria in Ethiopia ; Malaria control (including IVM) ; World Vision: a NGO initiative ; Shrinking malaria map ; PMI ; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ; Malaria vaccine; Malaria from monkeys; A3 sheet ; Disease mitigation essay plan
10 – Non-Communicable Disease: Cancer in the UK; The Glasgow effect; UK Cancer statistics; UK Cancer e-map ; Cancer Atlas: disease burden ; Rising UK mortality rates January 2018 ; Child obesity; A3 Cancer sheet; Causes of cancer
11 – The World Health Organisation: WHO resources; WHO website; Who is WHO?; eHealth at WHO; Global strategy on diet, inactivity and health; Strategy to reduce alcohol abuse; Strategy to reduce NCDs; Global strategies for reduction of disease; Management of H1N1 2009 ;H1N1 patterns ; WHO strategies
14 – Disease eradication; Discovery of asprin ; Is it possible to eradicate all diseases? ; Eradicating diseases (economist) ; Small pox eradication ; Polio in Nigeria; WHO: Polio; 7 diseases on the cusp of eradication
7- Impacts and management of an earthquake in an AC – Tohoku, Japan earthquake, 2011 7.1 – Case study to complete 7.2 – Links about how Japan mitigates and manages earthquakes. Reducing vulnerability, increasing resilience.
9.1 – 2017 update to volcano fatality database – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ot4XOGf0sYx2_M27rRyy5H8TvsjmW3qz3hCoyWTJtHQ/edit?usp=drivesdk
Revision for Hazardous Earth
Practice Hazardous Earth questions – includes 33 marks. Class plan of 33 marker. Practice Synoptic questions – 12 marks
- Evidence for plate tectonics
- Plate margins and landforms
- Course quizlet
- Case studies quizlet
Changing Spaces; Making Places.
6 – Social inequality. 6.1 – READ THIS FIRST – Story map of Index of Multiple deprivation. IMD 2019 vs 2015 6.2 Task Investigating Census and IMD data with ARCGIS.. 6.3 Guardian article on how pollution impacts deprived areas more.
6.2 Spatial patterns of social inequality task 6.3 World bank country profile for researching WHY variation in inequality between countries 6.4 – Financial Times on the deprivation in coastal towns in the England.
7- Government attempts to tackle inequality. 7.2- Professor Green documentary on poverty in the UK 7.3 Social Mobility Commission report on Government failure to tackle inequality7.4 – Social mobility report questions
9 – Global shift
12.1 – Structural economic change
5 – Minnesota
8 – How human activity changes periglacial landscape systems:
- Alaska ; Man vs Wild: Alaska
- Alaska A3 Sheet
- Link to ‘All about frozen ground’ detail on formation of permafrost, landforms and the effects of human activity