Higher Geography

Course Overview

Course content

The course is made up of three units

UNIT 1: PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS

  • Atmosphere: global atmosphere and climate
  • Hydrosphere: global water cycle, with detailed study of river features
  • Lithosphere: selected British landscapes and their formation
  • Biosphere: natural vegetation change, ecosystems and soil types

 

UNIT 2: HUMAN ENVIRONMENTS

  • Population: population structure, change and migration
  • Rural: selected agricultural systems, their landscapes and rural change
  • Industrial: industrial systems, landscapes and change
  • Urban: urban systems, patterns and change

 

UNIT 3: ENVIRONMENTAL INTERACTIONS

Uses knowledge and skills from the Physical and Human Environments Units to examine in-depth case studies from the Developed and Developing World.

  • River Basin Management: case study of a major river management scheme
  • Development and Health: case studies of development, health and disease

Higher course outline

Mrs Kemp

Resources

Below are some useful links to web sites which will help your revision

BBC Higher Geography Bitesize

BBC Higher Geography

SQA Higher Past Papers

 Yangtse River