Recommended Resources to Support the Teaching of Weather and Climate within this Specification
Key Overview Resources
RGS-IGB A level subject content overview Weather and Climate
Climate change updates for A level geography – supporting the 2016 specifications
Causes of climate change through the Quaternary Ice Age including glacials, interglacials and stadial periods and thresholds for change
Met Office In Depth introduction to the water cycle.
Met Office In Depth introduction to the carbon cycle.
Impacts of recent increases in the atmospheric carbon store on the water cycle and oceans, including: amount, type and patterns of precipitation, extreme weather, river discharge, sea level rise, acidification of the oceans
Positive and negative feedback loops, thresholds and equilibrium in natural systems
Tipping points Ecosystem feedbacks on the carbon and water cycles, Climate Change Schools Project Module 2 – climate feedback mechanisms, Carbon Cycle Feedbacks
Consequences of change within and between the water and carbon cycles including cryosphere feedbacks, marine carbon feedbacks, terrestrial carbon feedbacks and methane feedbacks. The implications of feedback within and between the two systems for life on Earth, including Arctic permafrost thawing
Processes and Patterns of Global Migration
21st Century Challenges, Economic Growth and Challenge
Energy Challenges and Dilemmas
Weather and Climate
Characteristics of the UK’s Climate
Extreme Weather events
Impacts of human activities on the atmosphere at local and regional scales: Urban Climates
Measuring the impact of urban areas on wind flow: a PowerPoint presentation introducing how the wind is affected by urban structures and notes for teachers introducing simple fieldwork which can be carried out in the school grounds, using bubbles.
People, climate and the Future
Other useful links.
Further A level resources.
Link to the full WJEC/ Eduqas specification