Cambridge International AS-Level

Cambridge AS Learner’s guide

2017 CIE syllabus

Paper 1

1.PHYSICAL CORE

a)HYDROLOGY AND FLUVIAL GEOMORPHOLOGY

Useful videos to watch

Open v Closed systems

Hydrology Part 1 

Hydrology Part 2

The water cycle

River regimes and hydrographs

The storm hydrograph

Erosion

Transport and deposition

Hjulstrom Curve

Streamflow and channel types

Features of erosion and deposition

Deltas

River landforms from erosion and deposition

Changes down the River Severn UK

The River Severn from source to mouth

River landscapes Part 1

River landscapes Part 2

Human impact on precipitation

Human impact on groundwater

Flooding 101

Flooding

River flooding management

Flood warnings and management

The Mississippi River -Management 

Managing the mighty Mississippi

The Living Ganges

 

b)ATMOSPHERE AND WEATHER

Useful videos to watch

Daytime energy budget

Night time energy budget

Humidity and temperature inversions

Global energy budget

Global temperatures and pressure

Reasons for temperatures, pressure and winds

Richard Hammond’s Wild Weather – Wind

Richard Hammond’s Wild Weather – Temperature

General circulation

Introduction to the atmosphere

National Geographic -Reveal earth’s atmosphere

How the climate system works

Ozone Layer danger

NASA exploring ozone

Acid rain

What is the jet stream?

How to read a synoptic chart

The causes of climate change 

The impacts of climate change

Six degrees could change the world

Extra reading:

Cloud seeding

 

c)ROCKS AND WEATHERING

Useful videos to watch

Tectonics of the earth

Plate boundaries

Subduction zones

An Introduction to earth’s Geology

Introduction to weathering

Physical weathering

Freeze thaw action

Chemical weathering

Chemical weathering

Rates of weathering

Mass movements

Landslides

North Cliffs

Aberfan

Naked Science -Landslides

 

2. HUMAN CORE

a)POPULATION

Useful videos to watch

Population pyramids

Factors affecting fertility and mortality

Demographic Transition Model

Demographic Transition Model – world, UK and China

BBC Ageing population

The Age Bomb in Japan

Ageing Japan

Japan’s baby drain

BBC Overpopulation 

Don’t Panic – The truth about population growth (Hans Rosling) 

Thomas Malthus’ view on population

Population Theories

Boserup and population

Painful legacy of the One Child Policy

China’s One Child Policy explained 

Implications of One Child Policy in China

India’s booming population

Sterilising India 

 

b)MIGRATION

Useful videos to watch

What is migration? 

Migration explained

Migration to the UK from Europe

European Refugee Crisis and Syria explained

 

c)SETTLEMENT DYNAMICS

Useful videos to watch

Delhi – The city with the most polluted air

Kevin McCloud Slumming It Dharavi Mumbai

The street kids of Mumbai

Andrew Marr’s megacities – Living in the city

Andrew Marr’s megacities – Living on the edge

Andew Marr’s megacities – Sustaining the city

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