Monthly Archives: January 2015

L6 Unequal Spaces work from the Oxford book

This work (detailed bullet point answers) is to be handed in next Monday (2 February) after the three day weekend:

1.What does the North-South Divide mean with regards to the UK? pg 212-213 Oxford

2. How can rural communities be sustainable?   pg 222-227 Oxford

3. a) Why are some people for building the SnOasis (Europe’s largest indoor winter sports facility) in Mid Suffolk? pg228-229 Oxford

b) Why are some people against building the SnOasis (Europe’s largest indoor winter sports facility) in Mid Suffolk? pg228-229 Oxford

4.  a) What inequality exists in Botswana? pg 230- 239 Oxford

b)What is being done to reduce this inequality?  pg 230- 239 Oxford

I know this is a lot – but the bullet point answers should make it easy and nice to study from!!!


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Worldometer – look up realtime world statistics!

SLC Geog Blog

Have you ever wondered how many people have been born or died today? How many bicycles have been made this year? How many mobile phones have been sold today?How much CO2 has been added by humans this year? And much more…..

Find out at this super link below that was sent to me by Harry Courts.  Thank you so much Harry – this is great up to date Geography!

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U6 – How much water is needed for us to generate power in different ways?


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World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland now

More than 2,500 people have flown in to take part in the annual conference in the Swiss Alps. Who are they? What are they talking? And does the event produces any tangible benefits for the world and its economy? Find out here

Davos 2015 in pictures

Criticisms of Davos – Is Davos just an excuse for the 1% to have a bonding session?


World Economic Forum 2015: View of Davos

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U6th- Work for the 4 day election weekend

1.  Answer the following ESSAY:

Using examples, examine the extent to which neo-colonial mechanisms of control are used by superpowers’  (15)

  • Power can be maintained directly or indirectly; colonial direct rule and its legacy versus neo-colonial models of indirect influence; for instance trade, aid and debt. However can also be through other methods eg cultural imperialism, military etc
  • Superpowers play a key role in international decision-making, policy and action through direct and indirect processes (the UN, G8, NATO, the EU, the Davos group, World Bank, IMF).
  • Control of trade, in terms of generating wealth, power and maintaining global influence is important. WTO, tariffs, subsidies, quotas etc
  • Case study – Trade, debt and aid in Ghana (linked to World Bank)
  • Case study – China in Africa
  • Superpower influence extends to the idea of a developing ‘global culture’ of ideas and norms – for instance ideas of Americanisation and ‘McDonaldisation’ eg TNCS, media, news, films, foods etc – which has led to a backlash among some groups.
  • Case study McDonalds and News Corporation (media) etc

2. THEN do your Unit 4 research on Tectonic hazards (a significant amount of work) to be checked next week.


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L6 Work for the Election weekend

1. Global warming past papers (short Qs) – complete these as extra practice

2. Then do these two Unequal Spaces essays:

May 2012

Using examples from rural areas, outline the factors that cause some groups of people to become marginalised (10)

Jan 2009

For one named rural area explain why it is difficult to reduce deprivation (10)


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L6 Unequal Spaces – Essential viewing ‘The Super Rich and Us!’

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