How will these resources help you?
One key aim of both A-level and GCSE Geography is to develop and extend student knowledge and understanding of physical processes and landscapes, including how places and processes change dynamically over different time scales. Sensitivity to scale (both spatial and temporal) is an integral part of what it means to ‘think like a geographer’. Current GCSE courses require learners to study ‘geomorphic processes at different scales, operating in combination with geology, climate and human activity’. A-level courses go further, requiring learners to understand ‘how landforms and landscapes evolve as a result of processes driven by past, present and future climate changes.’ A-level and GCSE courses alike typically offer students the choice of either coastal environments or glaciated environments as the distinctive UK physical landscape they will study. The following resources have been carefully selected to assist teachers with fostering conceptual understanding of different temporal and spatial scales through the study of physical landscapes (either coastal landscapes or glacial landscapes). These resources are aimed primarily at GCSE geography teachers and A-level or even first-year university students. There is strong support in this selection for teaching and learning about how these landscapes evolve due to processes driven by past, present and future climate changes. The ‘Very Short Introduction’ series comprises of short, slim volumes that are easy to carry around in a coat pocket.