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DVD resources to match draft Edexcel geography GCSEs

by Dan Buzzo on April 16, 2015

Pumpkin titles matched to draft 2016 Edexcel Geography GCSEs

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 study illustrations and graphics of the key landforms and processes our materials can support the core conceptual and theoretical knowledge as well as providing text book examples for units of Rivers, Coasts and Glaciation. 

 

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In this document we have outlined how our titles match the new Edexcel GCSE specifications. You will find the other awarding bodies covered in our other news posts. 

 

Edexcel Geography GCSE A

 

Topic 1: The Changing Landscapes of the UK

 

The UK’s Changing Landscape (available late 2015)

 

Glaciation: Process 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 UK (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: Sustainable Coastal Management

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

 

Managing the Dorset Coast

This DVD examines the sustainability and success of the strategies that have been put in place to manage Dorset's Jurassic Coast.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

 

Topic 2: Weather hazards and climate change

 

Climate Change

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

 

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. 

 

Topic 3 Ecosystems, biodiversity and management

 

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

 

 

Topic 4: Urbanisation

 

Regenerating a City: the rebranding of Glasgow

Explore the redevelopment and rebranding of Glasgow from its economic and social decline to is present day rebirth

 

The 2012 Olympics and East London's Regeneration

Explores to what extent the Olympics has enabled East London to develop socially, environmentally and economically.

 

Challenges of Urbanisation: Inequalities in Bangalore

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

 

India’s Booming Bangalore

Known as the Silicon Valley of India, this resource considers the factors contributing to Bangalore’s success, the challenges of its rapid growth and the impact the new middle class is having on a traditional society. It then explores what is being done to improve transport, infrastructure and access to services.

 

Topic 6 Resource management

 

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. 

 

Global Energy Security

With case studies from the EU, Iceland, China, India, Canada and the US, this resource examines what makes some countries more energy secure than others and what strategies can be pursued to improve security. 

 

Energy Security: India's Sustainable Solutions

This resource assesses the environmental impacts of two renewable energy options in India: Wind Power and Biogas.

 

Edexcel Geography GCSE B

 

Topic 1 Hazardous earth

 

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 

 

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. 

 

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

 

Geohazards: Monitoring and Prediction

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.

 

The Haiti Earthquake: Impacts and Responses

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. 

 

Iceland: Living with Volcanoes

A fantastic MEDC case study, this DVD 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.  

 

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.

 

Topic 2 Development Dynamics

Emerging Superpower: India’s Booming Bangalore

Known as the Silicon Valley of India, this resource considers the factors contributing to Bangalore’s success, the challenges of its rapid growth and the impact the new middle class is having on a traditional society. It then explores what is being done to improve transport, infrastructure and access to services.

 

 

Topic 4: The UK’s evolving physical landscape

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

 

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: Sustainable Coastal Management

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

 

Managing the Dorset Coast

This DVD examines the sustainability and success of the strategies that have been put in place to manage Dorset's Jurassic Coast.

 

River Processes and Landforms

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

 

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. 

 

 

Topic 5: The UK’s evolving human landscape

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

 

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

 

Regenerating a City: the rebranding of Glasgow

Explore the redevelopment and rebranding of Glasgow from its economic and social decline to is present day rebirth

 

The 2012 Olympics and East London's Regeneration

Explores to what extent the Olympics has enabled East London to develop socially, environmentally and economically.