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  • 1. Topic 1 – •How and why is global population changing? Who… Where… Population •Ageing Population (what is it, cause, which places, effects, management) …is involved? …is this taking place? and •Migration (cause, positive and negative impacts) …is in charge? …will the effects be felt? settlement •Overpopulation (what is it, cause, which places, effects, management) …is making decisions? …were the decisions made? •Land use in cities (what is land used for and how is it changing?) September …is happy/unhappy? -October half- Students/teachers have a free choice as to the nature of their term articles/research so long as it is based on one of the above topics (not KQ1) Topic 2 – •Development (what is it, how is it measured, what is quality of Economic life, what is the Human Development Index)? Development •How have countries progressed? •Aid (what is it, how can it help, who gives aid, who receives aid, problems October half- with aid) News report term – Christmas •Employment (how is employment changing across the world) •Globalisation (what is it, what are the causes, what are the good and bad goes here points) •Multinational Companies (what are they, name an example, where is it based, what does it make, what problems and benefits do they bring?) •Environmental damage (How can economic activity damage the environment and how can this be managed?) How… Students/teachers have a free choice as to the nature of their articles/research so long as it is based on one of the above topics (not KQ1) …will this affect people? Topic 3 – •River landforms (how they are made, how people use them, …will things change? What… Rivers and threats and management) …will it work? …exactly is going on? Coasts •Coastal landforms (how they are made, how people use them, threats and …much will it cost? …is the story about? management) Christmas – •Floods (cause, effects, management) February half term Students/teachers have a free choice as to the nature of their articles/research so long as it is based on one of the above topics (not KQ1) Topic 4 – •Drought Natural •Earthquakes Hazards •Volcanoes When… •Cyclone/Hurricane …is this happening? February half- (the above 4 hazards are identified in the GCSE syllabus and will be studied …do things need to be completed by? term - Easter in depth. Students should know cause, effect and how to manage the …will the effects be felt? hazard) …do things have to be done by? Students/teachers have a free choice as to the nature of their articles/research so long as it is based on one of the above topics (not KQ1)