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Oxford Revise: OCR GCSE Geography B

Revise and practise everything you need to do well in the OCR B GCSE Geography B exam. You will also cover geographical skills, fieldwork and exploration. 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: 1382039891

ISBN-13: 9781382039895

About Oxford Revise: OCR GCSE Geography B revision guide 

This revision guide covers all of the topics you need to know for the OCR B GCSE Geography B specification.

You will revise your knowledge and skills as you explore everything from extreme weather to international development. Case studies from the UK and Africa will help you apply and retain what you have revised.

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

OCR B GCSE Geography

  1. How can weather be hazardous?
  2. Why do we have weather extremes?
  3. When does extreme weather become hazardous?
  4. How do plate tectonics shape our world
  5. How can tectonic movement be hazardous?
  6. What evidence is there for climate change?
  7. What makes a landscape distinctive?
  8. What influences the landscapes of the UK?
  9. How are coasts and rivers formed?
  10. Coastal landscape
  11. River landscape
  12. Why are natural ecosystems important?
  13. Why do tropical rainforests matter?
  14. Why are tropical rainforests being exploited?
  15. What will you find in polar environments?
  16. Why do people live in urban areas?
  17. A city in an advanced country
  18. A city in an emerging developing country
  19. What is development and how is it measured?/Economic and social measures of development/Causes of unequal development
  20. Are LIDCs likely to stay poor/Case study (Zambia) – Part 1
  21. Are LIDCs likely to stay poor/Case study (Zambia) – Part 2
  22. What does the UK look like in the 21st century?/UK’s human + physical characteristics
  23. How is the UK’s population changing?
  24. How is the UK’s economy changing?/Case study (Cambridge)
  25. Is the UK losing its global significance?/UK’s political role in the world
  26. Is the UK losing its global significance?/ UK’s cultural influence
  27. Demand for natural resources (Will we run out of natural resources?)
  28. Food security – Part 1 (case study: Somalia)
  29. Food security – Part 2
  30. Introduction/Geographical skills
  31. Geographical exploration/Component 03 exam
  32. Geographical fieldwork
  33. OS Maps

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Revise effectively with Oxford Revise

This guide covers every topic in the OCR 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
Rebecca Priest

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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