Geography - Highers
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HIGHER

Physical Units

Pupils will develop and apply geographical skills and knowledge and understanding of physical environments. They will develop and apply knowledge and understanding of the processes and interactions at work within physical environments on a local, regional and global scale. 
 
Atmosphere
  • global heat budget
  • redistribution of energy by atmospheric and oceanic circulation
  • cause, characteristics and impact of the Intertropical Convergence Zone
Hydrosphere
  • hydrological cycle within a drainage basin
  • interpretation of hydrographs
Lithosphere
  • formation of erosion and depositional features in glaciated and coastal landscapes
  • rural land use conflicts and their management related to glaciated and coastal landscapes
Biosphere
  • properties and formation processes of podzol, brown earth and gley soils

 Human Units

Pupils will develop and apply geographical skills and knowledge and understanding of human environments. They will develop and apply knowledge and understanding of the processes and interactions at work within urban and rural environments in developed and developing countries.
 
Population
  • methods and problems of data collection
  • consequences of population structure
  • causes and impacts of forced and voluntary migration
Rural
  • the impact and management of rural land degradation related to a rainforest or semi-arid area
Urban
  • the need for management of recent urban change (housing and transport) in a developed and in a developing world city
  • the management strategies employed
  • the impact of the management strategies
 
Global Issues Units

Pupils will develop and apply geographical skills and knowledge and understanding of global geographical issues. They will develop and apply knowledge and understanding of significant global geographical issues which demonstrate the interaction of physical and human factors and evaluate strategies adopted in the management of these issues. An appreciation of sustainable development should permeate the global issues studied. Our pupils will learn the following two Global Issues Topics.

 
Development and Health
  • validity of development indicators
  • differences in levels of development between developing countries
  • a water-related disease: causes, impact, management
  • primary healthcare strategies
Global climate change
  • physical and human causes
  • local and global effects
  • management strategies and their limitations
 

Homework

Homework 1 - Population Census                                         Homework 2 - Population Pyramid 

Homework 3 - Urban Taffic Management                             Homework 4 - Housing in Developed World City

Homework 5 - Glaciation                                                        Homework 6 - Coastal Features

Homework 7 - Land use Conflicts                                         Homework 8 - Rural Land Degredation

Homework 9 - Biosphere                                                       Homework 10 - Biosphere

Homework 11 - Atmosphere (Global Heat Budget)             Homework 12 - Atmosphere (Cells)

Homework 13 -  Atmosphere (ITCZ)                                      Homework 14 - Malaria 
                           

 

Course notes

Rural Notes

Biosphere

 
Practice Questions, Past Papers and Specimen Papers

Practice Questions - HERE             Practice Questions Marking Scheme - HERE


Specimen Paper 1                  Specimen Paper 2                          2015 Paper                2016 Paper



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ADVANCED HIGHER    Photos of Arran 2015 - HERE

Mandatory Units

Geographical Skills (Advanced Higher) 16 SCQF credit points

Geographical Issues (Advanced Higher) 8 SCQF credit points

Course assessment 8 SCQF credit points

This Course includes eight SCQF credit points to allow additional time for preparation for Course assessment. The Course assessment covers the added value of the Course. Further information on the Course assessment is provided in the Assessment section.

Recommended entry

Entry to this Course is at the discretion of the centre. However, learners would normally be expected to have attained the skills, knowledge and understanding required by the following or equivalent qualifications and/or experience:

 Higher Geography Course

 Higher Environmental Science Course

Progression

This Course or its Units may provide progression to:

 degree courses in social subjects and science or related areas

 HNCs in social subjects and science or related areas

 a diverse range of careers


Aims of Advanced Higher Geography - Click HERE

Course Structure - HERE