This powerpoint resource offer a series of 8 starter activities, each designed to develop a particular critical thinking skill in students such as meta cognition, assessing importance of different view-points and sources. Each skills-based task is set in the context of human-based Geography, largely connected to the AQA Specification A topic of ‘Urban Issues & challenges’ but does also encompass wider synoptic links to other parts of human geography. Each skills based starter can be done as a stand alone activity, or all 8 skills could be done together in one lesson as a revision session for Paper 2 Human Geography. The importance of critical skills to exam success is implied throughout, and at the end, the final task asks students to analyse past exam questions and identify which of the critical skills taught will be useful to answering the question set. This resource is aimed at middle to high ability learners.