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A-Level Subject specific key terms
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Whether actions or solutions are fit for purpose and realistic.
The advantages/positive impacts of something (social, economic, environmental).
The reasons for the form/character of a phenomenon - for example, why a process occurs or why a phenomenon displays its characteristic features.
Difficult, large-scale problems that require solutions.
The key features of a phenomenon.
Aspects of an issue or problem that are worrying to people.
Issues over which two or more groups of people disagree.
The results of an action, change or process; they can be positive or negative.
The disadvantages/negative impacts of an action, change or process (social, economic, environmental).
Where two (or more) examples are different from each other in one or more significant ways. This is often seen as referring to different levels of economic development but it could refer to other differences that are relevant to the question.
The geographical locations of specified phenomenon/phenomena, most often shown on a map. It may or may not present as a pattern.
Connected with the economy and therefore often to do with employment, industry and welfare, and measurable in money terms.
The results/outcomes of an event, action or process.
Connected with the environment - water, air and land, and the organisms which occupy it (including humans) and natural resources obtainable from it.
The underlying causes of a phenomenon or problem or issue and the elements which influence it.
The results/outcomes of events, actions or processes on people and the environment. They can be positive or negative.
What happens or might happen as a results/consequence of events, actions or processes.
Links between two or more phenomena, such that changing one leads to changes in the other(s).
Matters which cause concern to people and about which there may be differing views and may therefore be a source of conflict.
The way in which people live their lives on a regular basis.
The design and implementation of policies and strategies to minimise or reduce impacts or problems and enhance outcomes. Management implies a degree of deliberation and planning.
A situation where change might occur and where it could be for the better.
Regularities in the occurrence or distribution of phenomena. Geographically, most often shown on a map.
Connected with the distribution and exercise of power, the promotion of different viewpoints and policies, the resolution of any such differences and the consequent decisions.
Difficulties, risks or issues that worry people and indicate a response is required.
A sequence of at least two related events that causes a change to take place.
The ways in which people react to an event or possible event - some may be as an individual, some may be as groups; some are planned, some are unplanned.
The area or scope of a phenomenon or focus of study - local, regional, national, international, global.
Connected with people, their quality of life, health, education, prosperity and welfare.
An overarching view and approach which indicates methods used to manage a problem or issue.
That which is capable of being maintained into the foreseeable future without prejudice to its own continuation or damage to the environment.
A situation where change might occur and where it could be for the worse.
The general direction of a change - increasing, decreasing, fluctuating.
How far a phenomenon differs from the norm or the average.
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