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DVD resources for draft OCR Geography GCSEs

by Dan Buzzo on April 15, 2015

With the new draft GCSE geography specifications having now been released its been an interesting read to see where the key changes and challenges lie in terms of content.

 

Teaching the geography of the UK

One of the key areas is an increasing spotlight on the geography of the UK, which presents an opportunity to look again at the way physical and human geography is taught in the UK.  

As the leading UK producer of video content for the teaching of geography at GCSE and GCE we have some fantastic UK based case study material in our catalogue, to help you in your teaching of UK landscape, population, economy and urban spaces. 

 

Geomorphic processes and landscape

Another key challenge is the increasing focus on geomorphic processes and landscape. With aerial footage, video case studies and graphics of the key landforms and processes our materials on rivers, coasts and glaciation can support the core conceptual and theoretical knowledge as well as providing excellent illustrations and examples.  

 

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First up is OCR

OCR Geography GCSE A

Landscapes of the UK

UK’s Changing Landscapes – currently under production (available late 2015)

 

River Processes and Landforms

Memorable illustrations of erosional and depositional landforms are used to explain the processes or fluvial erosion, transportation and deposition and to show how they change throughout a river's course.

 

Glaciation: Processes and Landforms

Using examples filmed in the UK, Iceland and the Alps, this DVD illustrates and explains the processes and landforms associated with glaciers.

 

Glaciation in the UKcurrently under production (available late 2015)

With specific reference to UK examples, this resource explores the erosional and depositional processes and landforms associated with glaciation.

 

Coastal Processes and Landforms

Taking a systems approach and using UK examples, this DVD illustrates and explains the coastal processes of erosion, transportation, deposition, weathering and mass movement that create coastal landforms.

 

Holderness

This resource looks at the processes that have created the Holderness coastline before discussing the challenges of managing and living with this changing coastline.

 

 

People of the UK

Ageing Populations: Dorset a case study

Examine the issues surrounding the UK's ageing population with this resource that highlights the causes of the changing dependency ration and then looks in detail at the consequences

 

Population Change: Migration to the UK

Through the personal stories of individual migrants, this resource encourages students to think about the countries of origin, motivations, intended durations of stay and socio-economic situations of the current wave of UK immigrants

 

 

Environmental Challenges

Flooding in the UK: Tewkesbury

Freak weather event or disaster waiting to happen? Explore the causes and impacts of recent flood events in the UK with this DVD that also considers the sustainability of a variety of hard and soft management strategies. 

 

Extreme Weather in the UK (available late 2015, case studies to include Somerset Floods, East Coast floods and destruction of Dawlish railway line)

Using the recent winter storms of 2013/2014 as a case study, this resource looks at the causes, impacts and management of temperate storms in the UK

 

The Greening of Energy

The development of renewable energies can often be a cause of conflict. Examine the pros and cons of a variety of renewable energy sources with this title that draws examples from the UK, India and Europe.

 

Debating Energy Futures: Coal, Gas and Nuclear

With case studies from the US, the UK, China and India, this title asks how important coal, gas and nuclear will be in the future global energy mix. 

 

 

Ecosystems of the Planet

Tropical Rainforests – currently under production (available 2016/17)

 

 

People of the Planet

Challenges of Urbanisation: Inequalities in Bangalore

A fantastic case study for the study of rapid urbanisation in India this video examples the causes, impacts and management of rapid urban growth.

 

Emerging Superpower: India’s Booming Bangalore

This resource looks at how globalisation has contributed to the success of Bangalore in becoming India's "Silicon Valley", home to offices and call centres for almost every major world bank and electronics company. 

 

 

Environmental Threats to our Planets

Climate Change

This DVD provides clear explanations of the processes the cause climate change and gets students thinking about the extent to which these are caused naturally or are the result of human activity. Case studies of climate change provided from around the world. 

 

Tropical Storms

The physical processes the lead to the formation of a cyclone are clearly explained, and the impacts explored through extraordinary footage shot during and after Bangladesh's most recent cyclone. 


OCR Geography GCSE A

 

Global Hazards

Tropical Storms

The physical processes the lead to the formation of a cyclone are clearly explained, and the impacts explored through extraordinary footage shot during and after Bangladesh's most recent cyclone. 

 

Flooding in Bangladesh

Provides a strong visual example of the impacts of floods in an LEDC. It looks at the physical and human causes and emphasizes contemporary thinking about hazard events.

 

Flooding in the UK

Freak weather event or disaster waiting to happen? Explore the causes and impacts of recent flood events in the UK with this DVD that also considers the sustainability of a variety of hard and soft management strategies. 

 

Extreme Weather in the UK – currently under production (available late 2015)

Using the recent winter storms of 2013/2014 as a case study, this resource looks at the causes, impacts and management of temperate storms in the UK

 

Tectonics: Processes and Landforms

With examples from Montserrat, Haiti, Iceland, the Alps and the UK, this DVD provides explanations and illustrations for the processes, features and landforms that occur at different plate margins

 

The Haiti Earthquake

Using footage filmed straight after the 2010 earthquake and in the three years following, the resource explores the primary and secondary impacts of the quake and responses to them. 

 

Montserrat: Living with Volcanoes

Provides a clear explanation of the processes causing Montserrat’s recent volcanic activity and then assess the impacts of the continuing eruptions.

 

Iceland: Living with Volcanoes

A fantastic case study, that looks at why people live in volcanic regions, the impacts of the 2010 eruption and the responses to it, including the role of emergency planning and early warning systems.  

 

Geohazards: Monitoring and Predication

Filmed with scientists working on some of the world's most active plate systems, this resource examines to what extent geohazards can be monitored and predicted.

 

 

Changing Climate

Climate Change

This DVD provides clear explanations of the processes the cause climate change and gets students thinking about the extent to which these are caused naturally or are the result of human activity 

 

 

Distinctive Landscapes

UK’s Changing Landscapes – currently under production (available late 2015)

 

River Processes and Landforms

Memorable illustrations of erosional and depositional landforms are used to explain the processes or fluvial erosion, transportation and deposition and to show how they change throughout a river's course

 

Glaciation: Processes and Landforms

Using examples filmed in the UK, Iceland and the Alps, this DVD illustrates and explains the processes and landforms associated with glaciers.

 

Glaciation in the UKcurrently under production (available late 2015)

With specific reference to UK examples, this resource explores the erosional and depositional processes and landforms associated with glaciation.

 

Coastal Processes and Landforms

Taking a systems approach and using UK examples, this DVD illustrates and explains the coastal processes of erosion, transportation, deposition, weathering and mass movement that create coastal landforms.

 

Holderness

This resource looks at the processes that have created the Holderness coastline before discussing the challenges of managing and living with this changing coastline.

 

 

Sustaining Ecosystems

Tropical Rainforests – currently under production (available 2016/17)

 

 

Urban Futures

Challenges of Urbanisation: Inequalities in Bangalore

A fantastic contemporary case study for the study of rapid urbanisation in India this video examples the causes, impacts and management of rapid urban growth.

 

 

UK in the 21st Century

Ageing Populations: Dorset a case study

Examine the issues surrounding the UK's ageing population with this resource that highlights the causes of the changing dependency ration and then looks in detail at the consequences.

 

Population Change: Migration to the UK

Through the personal stories of individual migrants, this resource encourages students to think about the countries of origin, motivations, intended durations of stay and socio-economic situations of the current wave of UK immigrants