River Landscapes GCSE Geography Resources & Revision Materials

Download the GCSE Geography Physical Landscapes: River Landscapes in the UK Resources module

This module contains:

  •  An editable PowerPoint lesson presentation
  • Editable revision handouts
  • A glossary which 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 answer key to test knowledge and understanding of the module

Physical Landscapes: River Landscapes in the UK

The shape of river valleys changes as rivers flow downstream.

River processes:

  • erosion – hydraulic action, abrasion, attrition, solution
  • transportation – traction, saltation, suspension, solution
  • deposition – why rivers deposit sediment

The long profile and changing cross profile of a river and its valley in the three stages of a river - upper course, middle course and lower course. Distinctive river landforms result from different physical processes.

This ​GCSE ​Physical Landscapes module introduces river landscapes to your students, explaining:

  • ​What are the three river processes?
  • What are the different types of river landforms?
  • What are the causes of flooding?
  • What are river management strategies?

Resource Examples

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More Physical Landscapes Modules

​River Landscapes is one lesson in our Physical Landscapes module. The other theory lessons can be found below: