YEAR ELEVEN - RIVERS
River landscape processes and features.
The earth's crust is modified by fluvial processes which results in distinctive landforms.
Long and cross profiles, features and processes of erosion (hydraulic power, corrosion, corrasion, attrition), transport (boulders rolling, saltation, suspension, solution) and deposition.

The formation of waterfalls, gorges, meanders, ox-bow lakes, flood plains and deltas, levees.
( Regional, Local)


Landscape features affect human activities.
The land uses in a river basin, e.g. uplands for forestry, dams, sheep farming and urban uses in estuaries.
River basin management issues to include the causes and impacts of floods, flood prevention, and water supply. Understanding simple hydrographs. (Click on the links for information)
( Regional, Local)
Year 11 topics are Individual Study, Glaciation, Rivers, Industry, Development and Interdependence.
Individual Study This accounts for 25% of your final GCSE. View Individual Study pages
Unit One - Glaciation. This is one of three physical geography units examined in Paper 1. View the Glaciation topics.
Unit Two - Rivers. This is one of three physical geography units. The physical geography units and skills unit are in Paper 1. View the Rivers topics
Unit Three - Industry This is a major exam subject of Paper 2. View the Industry topics.
Unit Four - Development and Interdependence.This is a major exam subject of Paper 2. View the Development and Interdependence topics.
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