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GCSE Grade Booster – for home use

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This home tutoring video shows students how to achieve top grades in their exams (A* to C / 9 to 5). Typical exam questions, essential exam techniques and model answers are provided for this topic.


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Contents

Transportation and depositional processes

  • Traction, Saltation, Suspension and Solution (Inclusive Diagram)
  • Sediment supply and characteristics
  • Longshore drift (Sequence Diagram)
  • Deposition in coastal areas

 

The influence of geological structure on the rate of deposition

  • Rock type – hard and soft
  • Concordant and Discordant (Diagram)

 

Coastal deposition creates distinctive landforms within the coastal landscape

  • Beaches, their profiles and sediment characteristics (Diagram)
  • Spits (Sequence Diagram)
  • Bars (Diagram)
  • Coastal sand dunes (Diagram)

 

Coastal landscapes modified by human activity

  • Urbanisation and development
  • Agriculture
  • Industry
  • Coastal Management – conflict between development and conservation.
  • Accelerated erosion resulting from interrupting patterns of longshore drift. (Diagram)
  • Effects of coastal recession on people and the environment

 

Managing Coastal Processes

  • Hard engineering - groynes, gabions, rock armour (rip rap) and sea walls (Diagrams)
  • Soft engineering - beach nourishment, beach stabilisation, reprofiling, dune regeneration, offshore reefs and wetland creation (Diagrams)
  • Advantages and disadvantages or hard and soft engineering.
  • Sustainable Approaches such as ‘do nothing’ and ‘strategic realignment’.
  • Hazard mapping and emergency planning to reduce risk of coastal flooding.
  • Managing coastlines in the face of climate change and rising sea levels.
  • Concepts of ‘hold the line’ and ‘managed retreat’.
  • Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Shoreline Management Plans (SMP).


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