Unit 1 Global Challenges
Global challenges is worth 60 per cent of the total marks for your Geography AS Level. This unit is assessed during a 90 minute exam, the first section includes short-answer questions and the second section has two essays worth 25 of the total 90 marks.
World at Risk
World at Risk – includes an introduction to a range of global natural hazards which threaten some areas of the world more than others and then focuses on climate change and global warming, seen by many as our greatest environmental challenge.
Going Global – brings together today’s rapid economic changes which are impacting unfairly on people across the globe, and the related international issues of population change and migration.changes which are impacting unfairly on people across the globe, and the related international issues of population change and migration.
World at Risk: Summary questions
World at Risk: Revision resources
Going Global: Summary questions
Going Global: Revision resources
Masdar City - a sustainable city, Abu Dhabi
Read the article about Masdar and then thing about whether the Masdar concept could be applied to developing world cities such as Manila, Beijing and Mexico City. Then read the Wired Magazine article with Severance (Masdar's head of programme management) for his view on the project. Think about what the successes and failures of the project have been and how the project has influenced urban design across the region.
Unit 2: Geographical Investigations
Geographical Investigation is worth 40 per cent of the total marks for your Geography AS Level and it is assessed during a 75 minute exam. The two sections are worth 35 marks each and they include three essays for each topic.
Rebranding Places focuses on how we need to reimage and regenerate rural and urban places, using appropriate
Crowded Coasts reveals how increasing development is testing our ability to manage these valued environments.