Assessment resources for geography teachers

Sian Evans
04th October 2016
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Discover how your classes are progressing with these tests, quizzes and assessments

Taking the time to check that your students understand what you are teaching them is an important task and one that can easily be overlooked when trying to cram all the essential content into your lessons. To help you out, we’ve gathered a range of baseline assessments, end-of-topic tests and quick quizzes, designed to show you how much knowledge learners have retained and where there are gaps.

KS3 resources

A great way to find out how your Year 7 students are adapting to secondary geography lessons is by using a baseline assessment. This well-structured test covers all the basic geographical concepts and skills to see whether learners can describe, explain and justify their knowledge. In contrast, there is a longer and a shorter version of this assessment that focuses on reading maps and environmental issues.

This climate assessment, specifically looking at deserts, is ideal for testing whether your class are able to interpret knowledge and present it on a graph. 

Alternatively, use this coasts assessment to see how much your students have absorbed about erosion, deposition, landforms and defences.

KS4 and post-16 resources

Round up a study of population with your GCSE class using this end-of-topic test, which simultaneously checks understanding and gets learners to practise writing justified answers.

Similarly, this end-of-unit test and review sheet* about natural hazards encourages students to assess themselves at the end of each unit, become more familiar with the style of examination questions and reflect upon the gaps in their knowledge.

Or, why not try this straightforward tourism test to ensure that your learners have fully grasped its impact upon the economy over time.

For a more light-hearted approach to end-of-topic assessment, challenge older students with this tectonic game show that will bring out their competitive spirit. 

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