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Oxford Revise: Edexcel GCSE Geography B

Revise and practise everything you need to do well in the Edexcel GCSE Geography B exam. You will revise how to apply your geographical skills and work through a decision-making exercise.

ISBN-10: 1382039867

ISBN-13: 9781382039864

About Oxford Revise: Edexcel GCSE Geography B revision guide 

This revision guide will help you revise all of the key information you need to know from the Edexcel GCSE Geography B specification.

You will revise your knowledge and skills as you explore changing landscapes and populations. Case studies like Mumbai and London will help you apply and retain what you have learned.

Plenty of practice exam-style questions with useful tips on how to approach them will help you make sure you’re exam-ready.

Contents list

Edexcel B GCSE Geography

1. The atmospheric system
2. Climate change
3. Tropical cyclones
4. Earth structure and tectonic plate movements
5. The impacts of tectonic hazards
6. The management of tectonic hazards
7. Measuring development
8. Global inequalities
9. Theories of development
10. Contrasting approaches to development
11. Economic development in emerging countries
12. The impacts of rapid development
13. Urbanisation
14. Urban processes and change
15. City changes over time
16. Quality of life in a megacity
17. Challenges and opportunities
18. The UK’s landscapes and geology
19. Human activity in the UK’s landscapes
20. Coastal change and processes
21. Coastal change and conflict
22. River processes and pressures
23. River flooding and flood management
24. The urban core and rural periphery
25. Changes to the UK’s population and economy
26. How is one major city changing?
27. A changing city
28. Challenges and opportunities in a UK city
29. Urban improvement strategies
30. The interdependence of urban and rural areas
31. Challenges and opportunities facing rural areas
32. Geographical investigations
33. Global biomes and the biosphere
34. The biosphere: a vital life-support system
35. Tropical rainforests
36. Conservation and management of tropical rainforests
37. The taiga
38. Conservation and management of the taiga
39. Energy resource classification and use
40. Access to energy resources
41. Oil
42. Global reliance on fossil fuels
43. Reducing reliance on fossil fuels
44. Changing attitudes to energy
45. Making a geographical decision
46. Geographical skills
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Revise effectively with Oxford Revise
This guide covers every topic in the Edexcel GCSE Geography B course in depth, using clear, easy-to-understand language. Key terms boxes highlight the important words and language that you need to understand and help you to use them confidently. Revision tips give you quick ways to understand the core concepts and practice remembering them.

Each chapter has lots of exam-style questions for you to practice. These are designed to build your confidence, consolidate your knowledge and stretch your understanding. Exam tips show you how to interpret questions, what you need to do in your answers, and give you advice on how to get as many marks as possible.

The Oxford Revise approach
Oxford Revise uses a clear three-step method to get you ready for your exams.

Step 1: Knowledge – learn the facts
Everything you need to know in each chapter is summarised in an easy-to-follow Knowledge Organiser.

Step 2: Retrieval – check you’ve retained the knowledge
Quick-fire recall questions and answers make sure you have learned the knowledge you will need for your exams.

Step 3: Practice – complete questions in the style of the final exams
Practice applying your knowledge and skills with plenty of exam-style questions, featuring hints and tips from revision and subject experts.

Our expert authors
Series editor: Tim Bayliss

Tim Bayliss
Lawrence Collins

About Tim Bayliss

In a teaching career spanning over 30 years, in both maintained and independent sectors, Tim Bayliss has held various positions of responsibility including Head of Geography, Head of Year, Head of House, Senior Sixth Form Tutor, Advanced Skills Teacher and Interactive Electronic Whiteboard (IWB) mentor.

A Chartered Geographer, he is published widely, including GCSE and A-level textbooks for Oxford University Press – in addition to co-authoring award-winning A-level e-resources for Cross Academe.

He has both lectured and led workshops on Effective IWB Practice in Geography Teaching and GIS, for regional and national Promethean, Royal Geographical Society and Geographical Association conferences.

Tim has also contributed to research projects in the production of exemplar materials for NESTA, the Geographical Association, the Royal Geographical Society, Ordnance Survey, BECTA and United Learning.

Tim was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 2023.

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