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This module contains:

  •  An editable PowerPoint lesson presentation
  • Editable revision handouts
  • A glossary that covers the key terminologies of the module
  • Topic mindmaps for visualising the key concepts
  • Printable flashcards to help students engage active recall
  • A quiz with an answer key to test knowledge and understanding of the module


Advancements in technology and increased carrying capacity caused the rapid increase in the world’s total population. Carrying capacity is the largest number of people that the resources of a certain environment can support.

In the 1800s, the world’s total population reached 1 billion. In 2011, the world reached the seven billion mark. In 2023, it is projected that the Earth will be inhabited by eight billion people.

This ​A-Level Populations module will enable students to:​

  • Discuss the causes of rapid increase in the world’s population;
  • Discuss the causes of change in population size;
  • Explain population ecology and how it helps makes sense of pressing environmental issues;
  • Discuss the reasons for and implications of different types of population structure; and
  • Explain the factors influencing density and distribution of a population

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More Human Geography Modules

Population is one lesson in our Human Geography module. The other theory lessons can be found below: