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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. Master the areas that you need to do well in your AQA GCSE English Language exam. You will work through Paper 1 and 2 Reading and Writing questions with clear step-by-step strategies.

Publishes on 12 June 2023

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. Atmospheric circulation
  2. Climate change
  3. Tropical cyclones
  4. Earth structure and tectonic plate movements
  5. Impacts of tectonic hazards
  6. 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 and global urban trends
  14. Urban process and change
  15. City changes over time
  16. Location, context, growth of Mumbai
  17. Opportunities, challenges, strategies for sustainability for Mumbai
  18. The UK’s landscapes and geology
  19. Human activities influencing UK 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. A changing city
  27. London – city change through employment, services, and people
  28. London – challenges and opportunities
  29. Urban improvement strategies
  30. The interdependence of rural and urban areas
  31. Changing rural areas creates challenges and opportunities
    Geographical investigations
  32. Global biomes and the biosphere
  33. The biosphere – a vital life-support system
  34. Tropical rainforests
  35. Conservation and sustainable management of tropical rainforests
  36. The taiga
  37. Conservation and sustainable management of the taiga
  38. Energy resource classification
  39. Access to energy resources
  40. Oil
  41. Fossil fuels – exploitation of new areas
  42. Reducing reliance on fossil fuels
  43. Attitudes to energy
  44. Decision-making exercise (DME)
  45. Geographical skills
    OS map symbols

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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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