Unit Award Scheme


In successfully completing this unit, the Learner will have

Evidence needed

shown knowledge of

1the following features of a river basin: tributary, source, mouth, confluence, watershed and drainage basinSummary sheet
2what is meant by the long profile of a river, eg its upper, middle and lower courseSummary sheet
3at least four landforms found along the long profile, eg waterfalls, ox bow lakes, meanders, levees or floodplainsSummary sheet
4how a waterfall is formedSummary sheet
5how a meander is formedSummary sheet
6a case study of an example of a river flood, including at least two causes and at least two effectsSummary sheet

demonstrated the ability to

7identify at least one way in which people, and one way in which the river authorities, respond to a river floodSummary sheet
8express an opinion about one way in which river basins can be managed to reduce floodingSummary sheet


9labelling and/or completing simple maps, graphs, diagrams and photographs, as appropriateSummary sheet
10recognising features and extracting information, as appropriateSummary sheet
11doing simple map reading tasks, as appropriateSummary sheet
12using appropriate geographical vocabulary relevant to 'rivers'.Summary sheet

All outcomes recorded on an AQA Summary Sheet

Approved 31 January 2012Level - Entry Level