Change in numbers over the past 2000 years; predicted
The contribution of birth rate and death rate to population change; an
overview of the differences between patterns in LEDCs and MEDCs.
The effect of emigration and immigration on population numbers.
Medical, social, economic and political influences.
The characteristics of the four stages of the demographic transition
model, and reasons why societies might move from one stage to another; an
awareness that the model is not universally applicable and is dynamic.
A study of one urban area in an MEDC
and one in an LEDC to describe and explain
the characteristics and locations of the CBD, twilight zone, industrial areas
and different residential zones.
Site descriptions (eg, dry point, bridging point); physical
factors (eg, drainage, gradient, water supply); economic factors (eg,
transport links, mineral resources, port functions).The use of OS and sketch
maps and photographs to identify locational factors.
The different typical patterns of an MEDC city and one in an LEDC.
Reasons for the patterns in relation to a case study of a city in each type of
country (eg, why high quality housing tends to be found around the northern
edge ofBarcelona, but near the middle
of Sao Paulo).