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Key Concepts
  • How Ecosystems Operate
  • Epping Forest Ecosystem (UK)
  • Changes Affecting Ecosystem Balance
  • The Distribution and Characteristics of Global Eco-systems
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Key Vocabulary
Biotic, Abiotic, Biomes, Consumers, Food Chain, Biomass, Decomposers, Biodiversity, Food Web, Producers, Nutrient Cycle, Ecosystem, Rain Shadow
Tropical Rainforests
Key Concepts
  • Characteristics of a Tropical Rainforest
  • Adaptations to the Tropical Rainforest Environment
  • Deforestation of Tropical Rainforests
  • The Tropical Rainforest in Brazil: Causes of Deforestation
  • The Impacts of Deforestation
  • The Value of the Tropical Rainforest to People and the Environment
  • Strategies for Managing Tropical Rainforests Sustainably
Key Vocabulary
Climate, Vegetation, Interdependent, Intercepts, Adapted, Survival, Deforestation, Subsistence Farming, Forest Degradation, Logging, Mineral Extraction, Energy, Commercial Farming, Settlement, Population, Pollution, Soil Erosion, Pharmaceutical Companies, Sustainability, Debt Reduction, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Conservation, Protection, Eco-Tourism, Logging
Hot Deserts
Key Concepts
  • Characteristics of Hot Desert Environments
  • Hot Desert Ecosystems and Biodiversity Issues
  • Development Opportunities in the Western Desert
  • Development Challenges in the Western Desert
  • The Western Desert’s Water Crisis
  • Desert Fringes and Desertification
  • Human Causes of Desertification
  • Tackling Desertification
Key Vocabulary
Desert, Semi-Arid, Sand Dunes, Diurnal Temperature Range, Transpiration, Drought Tolerant, Desertification, Irrigation, Mineral Extraction, Tourism, Wilderness Area, Capacity, Water Security, Fragile Environments, Fringes
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Resource Management
Key Concepts
  • Essential Resources
  • Global Inequalities in Essential Resources
  • The Demand for Food in the UK
  • Food Miles and The Carbon Footprint
  • Water Resources in the UK
  • Keeping Water Clean
  • Energy Resources in the UK
  • Economic and Environmental Issues of Energy Production
  • Fracking
Key Vocabulary
Resources, Well-being, Quality Of Life, Inequalities, Water Footprint, Consumption, Scarcity, Consumer Demand, Organic Produce, Food Miles, Carbon Footprint, Importing, Emissions, Agribusiness, Deficit, Surplus, Water Stress, Legislation, Pollution Traps, Energy Mix, Nuclear Power, Renewable Energy, Decommissioned, Fracking
Key Concepts
  • Global Patterns of Food Consumption
  • Causes of Food Deficit and Surplus
  • The Impacts of Food Security
  • Increasing the Amount of Food Produced Globally
  • New Green Revolution
  • Spain: A Large-Scale Agricultural Development
  • Sustainable Food Production
  • Reducing Food Waste
  • Bangladesh: A Local Sustainable Food Production Scheme
Key Vocabulary
Food Security, Food Insecurity, Food Deficit And Surplus, Famine And Starvation, Conflict And Unrest, Overgrazing, Over Cultivation, Cash Crops, Irrigation, Aeroponics, Hydroponics, Green Revolution, Biotechnology, Appropriate Technology, Inputs, Output, Multiplier Effect, Sustainable Food, Permaculture, Organic Farming, Local And Seasonal Food, Urban Farming, Food Waste, Planting, Stocking And Harvesting
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By this point in the academic year, we have completed the course content and we are focusing on revision, exam technique and pace. Revision for this term continues on the speaking examination but with an additional focus on examination questions for the Listening, Reading and Writing parts of the exam.

Subject Overview:

Students in Year 11 have 3 Geography lessons each week.

In Year 11 students have homework set every week.

During Year 11 students visit Birmingham City Centre to examine Urban Geography.


Students in Year 11 are given an assessment at the end of each unit.

Mini assessments are also conducted during the year.

Students will also sit mock exams during the Autumn Term so personalised practice and revision can be given to each student