Modular option gives choice of learning approaches. Some students are motivated by ongoing feedback and assessment over a longer period. The pressure of all or nothing terminal assessment is removed
Questions will be more varied, with extensive use of stimulus material. There will be ample opportunity for extended writing. Skills assessed will be wide ranging and not circumscribed by a compulsory OS map question
Coastal Environment. Processes and distinctive landforms. Management to reduce effects of physical processes. Economic and environmental value of coastlines. Challenges of increasing sea levels.
Urban Environment . Opportunities and challenges created by urban environments in developing and developed countries. Sustainable management of urban areas (eco-towns). Impact of hazards on urban areas (flooding/landslides)
Living with Natural Hazards . Cause and effects relating to earthquakes, volcanoes, tropical storms and wildfires. Reducing damaging effects
Challenge of Extreme Environments . Characteristics of hot deserts, tropical rainforests and cold environments (tundra and polar). Opportunities and challenges presented by these environments and the interaction of people with these environments
Investigating the Globalisation of Industry. Growth of the globalised economy (TNCs) impact on people and the environment. Management of global industry to ensure sustainability. Contribution to closing the development gap
Investigating Global Tourism . Global nature of tourism. Opportunities provided by tourism and the contribution made to closing the development gap. Challenges and conflicts of tourism. Planning and management to ensure sustainability