The global distribution of population is uneven.
World pattern and reasons:-
physical: relief, climate, vegetation, resources; human: political, social and economic factors.

Population change depends upon birth rate, death rate and migration.
World population growth - Demographic transition model, population pyramids.
Contrast between LEDCs and MEDCs.
Causes, types and the issues of migration (refugees, rural depopulation, 'push and pull' model).
Advantages and disadvantages of emigration and immigration.
(Global, National, Regional, Inter- national, National)

Population change presents opportunities and problems.

Strategies and policies for managing population growth (control and expansion).
The environmental impact of population growth.
Issues related to land reclamation and drainage (MEDCs) and irrigation, resource exploitation and birth control (LEDCs).
(National, 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 topicsCOASTAL IMAGES RESOURCE BANK
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