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Week 8

The Final Countdown is here to help you prepare for your final AQA GCSE geography exam. Following our weekly exercises will prepare you to take on the examiner.


This week you will revise urban issues and challenges in a city in the UK and urban sustainability. It would help if you covered the following:

Overview of the distribution of population and the major cities in the UK.

A case study of a major city in the UK to illustrate:

An example of an urban regeneration project to show:

Urban sustainability requires the management of resources and transport – our examples include East Village and Freiburg.

Use one of the three strategies below to revise these areas.


Complete the revision quizzes covering urbanisation and urban issues and challenges in a city in a LIC/NEE you have studied (you completed revision activities on this area last week!).

Exam Questions

Question 1

Suggest why sanitation systems in cities in LICs/NEEs create challenges. Use Figure 15 and your own understanding. [4 marks]

Figure 15 - An open sewer in an informal settlement in Indonesia.

Question 2

Use Figure 16 and a case study of a city in a LIC or NEE to suggest why managing traffic congestion and air pollution may be challenging. [6 marks]

Figure 16

Question 3

Assess the extent of the challenges created by urban growth in LICs/NEEs. Use a case study of a city in an LIC/NEE. [9 marks] [+ 3 SPaG marks]

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