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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.

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. Global atmospheric circulation and weather
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. Coastal and river landforms
10. Coastal landscapes
11. River landscapes
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. Why are some countries wealthier than others?
20. How has an LIDC developed so far?
21. Global connections influencing the LIDC’s development
22. What does the UK look like in the 21st century?
23. How is the UK’s population changing?
24. How is the UK’s economy changing?
25. What is the UK’s political role in the world?
26. How is the UK’s cultural influence changing?
27. Will the world run out of natural resources?
28. Will we be able to feed everyone by 2050?
29. Strategies to achieve food security
30. Geographical fieldwork
31. Component 3: Geographical exploration
32. Geographical skills
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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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