A level Geography recommended resources

The DVDs and digital video resources in this collection have been selected to support teaching across the A level Geography specifications. Many of the titles have also been endorsed by Edexcel for their GCE Geography specification.
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  • Desertification: Causes, Impacts and Management

    Yahya's nomadic family has been forced off their land on the fringes of the Sahara, because of desertification. Through his story, this title considers the impacts of desertification and its...
  • Carbon and Water Cycles in the Tropical Rainforest

    Filmed in the Amazon and Borneo, this resource illustrates and explains the key environmental and land use changes occurring in tropical rainforests and explores the effect these changes are having...
  • Urbanisation in Megacities: Mumbai

    Using Mumbai as a case study this title explores the reasons for rapid urbanisation in LICs/NEEs and the emergence of megacities. It looks at the location and importance of Mumbai,...
  • The Haiti Earthquake: Impacts, Responses and Vulnerability

    Use this resource to exemplify the effects of a geo-hazard in an LEDC. The film first sets out Haiti's historical context to explain why the impacts were so devastating. Then,...
  • Tropical Rainforests: Threats and Challenges

    Follow our indigenous environmental campaigner as he introduces you to his rainforest world and explores the threats facing it. This title considers the value of rainforests, both locally and globally...
  • Holderness: Sustainable Coastal Management (2008 version)

    Taking the stretch of coastline from Flamborough Head down to Spurn Point, this resource looks at the causes, effects and management of coastal erosion. It shows the different landforms created...
  • Hot Deserts case study: Challenges and Opportunities in the Moroccan Sahara

    Using Morocco's Sahara desert as a case study this title considers the challenges of hot desert environments, including extreme temperatures, lack of water and inaccessibility. It then looks at the...
  • Mumbai's Slum Redevelopment Challenge: Bottom up or top down?

    The challenge for Mumbai's planners is to improve the conditions for the urban poor while at the same time making sure social communities in the slums are protected. This programme...
  • Carbon and Water Cycles in the Tundra

    With stunning footage shot in the Canadian arctic, this resource identifies and explores the physical and human factors, including climate change, that affect carbon and water cycles in the tundra....
  • Inside Dharavi: Life in India's largest slum

    Travel inside India’s biggest slum and see what it’s really like to live and work there. This film explores the economic opportunities offered by Dharavi’s 10,000 different industries, the strong...
  • Coastal Processes and Landforms

    Why do novice surfers prefer constructive waves?  What happens when you take away a village's natural sea defences?  Filmed along the dorset coastline, this resource provides up-to-date explanations and examples...
  • Mumbai: Managing a Megacity

    Waste management and traffic congestion are two of the biggest environmental issues facing Mumbai. This title looks at the challenges facing Mumbai's urban planners as they struggle to manage this...
  • Tropical Rainforests: Sustainable Management

    Ecuador needs to exploit the Amazon's resources to develop.  Leaving it untouched is not an option.  This programme looks at the challenges of achieving sustainable management in the Amazon.  It...
  • Regenerating a City: The Re-branding of Glasgow

    Glasgow is undergoing a huge economic and cultural transformation. A major re-branding initiative, extensive dockside developments and improvements in the housing stock (Gorbals) have enabled Glasgow to overcome the legacy...
  • Climate Change

    Use this resource to encourage students to judge whether or not climate change will impact upon people differently around the world. The impacts of climate change can be quite hard...
  • Geohazards: Monitoring and Prediction

    Learn how volcanologists in Montserrat and Iceland are predicting the location, frequency and severity of future volcanic and seismic events. Get access to the very latest equipment used for deformation,...
  • Extreme Weather: The Somerset Floods

    In the winter of 2013/2014 the UK was hit by a succession of 13 low pressure systems causing extreme flooding on the Somerset Levels.  This resource looks at the human...
  • The 2012 Olympics and Regeneration in East London

    This resource explores to what extent the London 2012 Olympics will help regenerate London's East End. Students investigate the challenges of staging the games and evaluate how the games will benefit...
  • Tectonics: Processes and Landforms

    Filmed in Montserrat, Haiti, Iceland, the Alps and the UK, this resource provides examples and explanations of the processes, features and landforms that occur at different plate margins. The resource...
  • Iceland: Living with Volcanoes

    Focussing primarily on the 2010 eruption, this resource first asks why people choose to live in volcanic regions? The opportunities for geo-thermal power, tourism and agriculture are considered. It then...
  • Montserrat: Living with Volcanoes

    A perfect case study of a volcano in an LEDC. The resource provides a clear explanation of the processes causing Montserrat's recent volcanic activity. It then assesses the social, economic...
  • Managing the Dorset Coast: Conflicts, Challenges and Opportunities

    How can you balance the needs of the 25,000 visitors who descend on Studland Bay on a busy day, meet the requirements of Europe's largest oil field and protect the...
  • Issues in Globalisation: How Fair is Fashion?

    Using the international fashion industry as a case study this resource asks: what is globalisation, what are the causes, and what is the role played by TNCs? It then looks...
  • Flooding in the UK: Tewkesbury

    A freak weather event or a disaster waiting to happen? Explore the physical and human causes of the Tewkesbury 2007 flood with this resource that looks in detail at runoff,...
  • Extreme Weather: Coastal Flooding UK Winter storms

    Through the use of two case studies: the Dawlish Railway Collapse and the East Coast Tidal Surge, this resource looks at the impacts of the 2013/2014 winter storms. The extreme...
  • The Greening of Energy

    Although renewable energies are seen as "clean and green", their development can often be cause for conflict. Some forms of renewable energy are also limited by weather and climate. Examine...
  • Emerging Superpower: India's Booming Bangalore

    A fantastic resource for the study of Globalisation, this programme takes the city of Bangalore, known as the Silicon Valley of India, and asks what are the causes of its...
  • Glaciation in the UK

    How has ice shaped the UK landscape?  What are the processes operating at differing scales and how have they been influenced by geology, climate and human activity? With examples drawn...
  • Tropical Storms: Bangladesh's Cyclone Aila

    With extraordinary footage shot during and after Bangladesh's most recent cyclone, this resource looks at the causes, impacts and management of tropical storms in an LEDC. It provides clear explanations...
  • Flooding in Bangladesh: Causes, Impacts and Management

    Tailor-made to fit UK specifications, this resource is filmed in Bangladesh and emphasises contemporary thinking about hazard events. The personal accounts of those living on Bangladesh's char lands help explain...
  • Global Energy Security

    What makes some countries more energy secure than others and what are the strategies that can be pursued to improve security?   With video case studies from the EU, Iceland,...
  • Glaciation: Processes and Landforms

    How are glaciers formed? Where are they found? How and why do they move? How do they shape the land, both now and in the past? Using examples filmed in...
  • Issues in Globalisation: Environmental Impacts & Sustainability

    Can economic growth be environmentally sustainable? Residents of Dhaka's slums show how extreme industrial pollution is destroying their environment and health. Next we talk to Bangladesh's environmental activists, factory owners...
  • The Alps: Opportunities and Challenges

    Filmed in the honeypot site of Chamonix in the Alps, this resource looks at the social, economic and environmental opportunities and challenges facing the region. It explores the variety of activities in the...
  • Global Ecosystems

    By using material filmed by the Pumpkin team around the world, this resource brings ecosystems to life. Examples include the Canadian Tundra, tropical rainforests in the Amazon and Borneo and...
  • 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. Find out...
  • Energy Security: India's Sustainable Solutions

    India faces a major energy crisis because of its rapid population growth and industrialisation, but traditional energy sources won't be enough to meet all future needs. This geography resource resource...
  • Rural Challenges: Inequalities and Development

    This resource looks at the causes of inequalities in rural India, including; the role of land ownership, subsistence farming, the caste system, climate, globalisation, lack of access to services and...
  • Biodiversity Under Threat

    Resource bank of video clips, interactive maps, student activities and teachers' notes. Bangladesh's Sundarban Mangroves is one of the world's most bio-diverse areas and home to the endangered Bengal Tiger....
  • Challenges of Urbanisation: Inequalities in Bangalore

    An up-to-date, adaptable and engaging resource for the learning and teaching of development, poverty and inequalities. It takes Bangalore as a case study and looks at the causes and impacts...
  • Holderness update - sustainable coastal management

    A brand new updated version of one of our most popular titles. Filmed over 3 decades this resource combines a long term exploration of the impacts of rapid erosion with...
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