Cycle 1: Map Reading and Skills: To what extent are six-figure grid references better than four-figure grid references? How do we use contour lines, a key, and scales on maps?
Cycle 2: Rainforests: To what extent is adaptation necessary to survive in the rainforest? To what extent is living in the rainforest safe for the communities that live there? To what extent are rainforests important? How can we manage these?
Cycle 3: Weather: Why is air pressure important and what role does this play in the creation of weather systems? With reference to a specific tropical storm, explain why it was caused and its effects? Which factor is the most important when determining the weather in a country?
Cycle 4: Population: How can we use the demographic transition model to explain population? How do population pyramids change over time, and what are the implications of an ageing population? What implications does immigration have for the host country and the receiving country?
Cycle 5: Mini-fieldwork (Rivers): How do we identify variables for an investigation and plan our methods? How do we carry out a safe and effective fieldwork investigation? How do we interpret our results and evaluate our methods?
Cycle 1: Climate Change: To what extent is climate change affecting us now? To what extent do the effects of climate change differ across the world? Why are some people opposed to reducing climate change, and how can we overcome this opposition?
Cycle 2: Tectonics: How is the earth composed? What role does continental drift play in hazards? How are earthquakes and tsunamis caused? Why can these be so dangerous? How are volcanoes formed? Why can these be considered a hazard?
Cycle 3: Tourism: Why is global tourism sustainable for future generations? How have national parks developed? How can we makes tourism sustainable for future generations?
Cycle 4: Weather Hazards: How do we use the global atmospheric circulation model to explain the formation of weather hazards? With reference to a tropical storm you have studied, what was the cause and what are the effects? To what extent has climate change worsened weather hazards?
Cycle 5: Mini-fieldwork (Urban): How do we identify variables for an investigation and plan our methods? How do we carry out a safe and effective fieldwork investigation? How do we interpret our results and evaluate our methods?