Coastal landscape processes and features

The earth's crust is modified by coastal processes which results in distinctive landforms.

Waves - constructive and destructive.
Processes of erosion, transport (boulders rolling, saltation, suspension, solution, longshore drift) and deposition.
Landforms - formation of wave-cut platforms, cliffs, caves, arches, stacks, beaches, spits.
(Regional, Local)


Landscape features affect human activities.
Coastal management issues to include cliff collapse, sea defences and tourism. (Regional, Local)

Year 10 topics are Skills (Mapwork), Population,Settlement and Coasts.
Unit One - Skills. Skills are taught throughout the course. However we begin the course with an intensive revision of mapwork. View the topics you will learn in Skills.
Unit Two - Population. You are not expected to answer the question on population in the final exam. However, we feel this topic gives a basis for understanding Development and Interdependence, Industry and Settlement.View the Population topics.
Unit Three - Settlement. This is a major exam subject. It is likely this unit will form a basis for your personal study. View the Settlement topics.
Unit Four - Coasts. This is one of three physical geography units. The physical geography units and skills unit are in Paper 1. View the Coasts topics. COASTAL IMAGES RESOURCE BANK

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