All you need to know for completing the GCSE Geography Controlled Assessment

Over time global population increases and the population structures of different countries changes. The exponential rate of world population growth. Countries pass through different stages of population growth as shown by the five stages of the Demographic Transition Model. (Birth rate, Death Rate and Natural Population Changes). Changing Population structure. The impact of increasing urbanisation, agricultural change, education and the emancipation of women on population growth.

A range of strategies has been tried by countries experiencing rapid population growth. The social economic and political implication(s) of population change and the need to achieve sustainable development. The effectiveness of population policies adopted in different countries since the 1990's to include birth control programmes and other strategies adopted. A case study of China's policy since the 19190's and one of a non birth control policy.

An ageing population impacts on the future development of a country. The relationship between the population structure and population decline and the impact on future economic development. The problems assocaited with an ageing dependent population. Governmnet strategies to cope with an ageing population and the incentives suggested for encouraging an increase in a country's birth rate. A case study of the problems and strategies in one EU country with an ageing population.

Population movements impact on both the source regions of migrants and the receiving countries. Migration is a result of decision making push and pull factors which can have positive and negative impacts. Economic movements within the EU, refugee movements to the EU and the impacts of such movements.

Controlled Assessment for Exam entry 2015

This is for 5th form Geographers to work on who will sit their final exams in 2014.