Planning for the new year in geography

Tara Wright
13th June 2019
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Kick-start next year’s planning with thoughtful and imaginative resources created by the Tes community

Planning is a monumental task in any academic year however long you have been teaching for. To help you feel more confident when taking on this challenge, we've hand-picked this selection of well-structured schemes of work, visual presentations and homework booklets.

KS3 units of work 

Impossible places unit of work

This is an exciting unit of work that I have created for my year 7 geographers. Each lesson they look at a new location around the globe and look at why it is considered an impossible place to live. Each lesson is full of varied, differentiated activities which my students loved! This unit also includes a homework/ project activity, as well as an assessment sheet.


By lucy227

Geography of China - A Key Stage 3 Unit of Work

A half price bundle of 7 lessons aimed at covering contemporary issues in China for 11-14 year olds. The unit is fully annotated and contains explicit instructions of how to use the worksheets and and where they link into the powerpoint presentations. The topics covered are:

1.Geography of China
2. Chinese Culture
3. Rural Urban Migration
4. Manufacturing and the Multiplier Effect
5. Pollution in China
6. Working Conditions
7. One Child Policy
By HotForest

Volcano and Earthquake Full Scheme of Work

A full Scheme of work with differentiated assessment and mark scheme. Written for KS3 SEN students, the SOW could be easily adapted for KS2. 10 colourful and animated PowerPoints, with worksheets and teacher notes, this SOW is easy to follow and engaging for all learners.

All lessons come with learning objectives, success criteria, activity worksheets, starters and plenaries. At the end of the unit there is an assessment, and a differentiated assessment.

For this Scheme of Work students will need access to an Atlas and a laptop.

By jillyjones1987


Full unit of work for tourism. All lesson are suitable for 50 minutes to 1 hour of teaching time. Includes supporting worksheets for lessons - no additional resources are required. Homework’s integrated into lessons where appropriate.

Most suitable for KS3 geography.

All lessons have a starter and lesson objectives. All PowerPoints in the same style.

Lesson sequence:
1 - What is tourism?
2 - The growth of tourism
3 - What attracts tourists to different destination?
4 - British tourism
5 - What are the impacts of tourism in National Parks?
6 - Declining tourism in Britain
7 - History and tourism
8 - The impact of tourism
9 - Jobs in the tourist industry
10 - Ski resorts
11 - Tourism in Kenya
12 - Sustainable tourism
13 - Sustainable tourism in Peru
14 - Does tourism cause conflict?

For more resources visit This is Geography. Full SoW for all new GCSE specifications - AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CIE IGCSE, Edexcel IGCSE and Eduqas. As well as over 200 lessons for KS3 and KS2. Want something bespoke designing? Email us for further details

By thisisgeography

KS4 and KS5 units of work

AQA GCSE - ALL Geography PLCs checklists (New Spec - 2016 onwards, Physical and Human)

For the new AQA GCSE Geography specification (teaching beginning Sept 2016, first examination Summer 2018).

PLCs (Personalised Learning Checklists) for:

Natural Hazards
The Living World (Hot Deserts - option)
The UK Physical Landscape (Rivers and Coasts)
Urban Issues and Challenges
The Changing Economic World
The Challenges of Resource Management (Energy - option)

This breaks down the course for students to follow and can be used a huge range of ways.

It has each section linked to pages in the CGP Geography AQA revision guide (full version, including exam questions).
By mark 1122

GCSE GEOGRAPHY AQA A 9-1 Climate Change SoW

Full SoW for GCSE Geography AQA A new 9-1 specification (Sep 2016 onwards) for Climate Change. It has been devised using existing lessons and new GCSE Geography 9-1 textbooks as well as own knowledge. All powerPoints, videos and worksheets included. Lessons incorporate independent and group work and questioning and AfL. Some homework included but you may need to add some. Lessons also have model exam questions and mark schemes/model answers designed for new 9-1 GCSE. End of unit assessment is included.

I hope you find it useful and valuable.
By J Tomlinson


New AQA specification. Complete set of lessons which teach students about rivers. The set of lessons follows on from the coastal SOW, which can also be found on my TES account. The video for the lesson on the River Tees is available on YouTube.
By 88collinsl

Diverse Places - Edexcel Geography A-Level

Edexcel Geography A-Level (2016) - Topic 4B -Diverse Places SOW
By SteveTamkin

Taking care of homework

Map Skills Homework Booklet - Geography

A map skills homework booklet for use with KS3 Geography classes.

An amalgamation of worksheets I have gathered over the years to create a comprehensive and easy to mark Map Skills Homework Booklet!
By sbladen

AQA The Coastal Zone: Full topic revision/ homework booklet

This is a booklet covering the whole of the coastal zone with questions, gap fills, illustration etc activities to be used as homework or revision.
By Fintan Douglas

AQA 9-1 Tectonics Hazards Revision Guide Companion Home Learning Booklet

This resource has been fully updated to be used with the New 2nd Edition the 2019 Revision Guides.
The 17-page booklet covers the tectonics hazards section of the physical geography unit including plate tectonics, plate boundaries, earthquakes, volcanoes and management.
This extremely useful booklet follows the popular green revision guides (with the jokes) and is ideal to be used as a distance learning resource providing a structured note taking template for students who have the revision guide…
Each booklet follows an easy to follow format with activities added to check their understanding of subject-specific vocabulary and key concepts. Each page links clearly to the revision guide to help structure work. The booklet easily provides 2-4 hours of structured self - supported study. Designed for quick checking and effortless marking.
The booklet is provided as a fully editable A4 Portrait formatted Power-point version (much easier to edit than word!) which allows students to complete and submit electronically or a PDF version for easy printing and completion as a booklet.
I have also included the original 2016 1st Edition Booklet if you are still using the older Revision Guides.
By Stephen Bennett

Geography homework booklet - Geography Skills and Maths for Geographers

I’ve put together a homework booklet focusing on the Maths and Statistics skills needed for the 9-1 GCSE Geography courses. There are 13 different homework’s that I’ve been setting and then using as a discussion to start the lesson.

There are homeworks on the following topics -

  • Bar Charts
  • Compound Bar Charts
  • Pie Charts
  • Scatter Graphs
  • Interpreting and Using Data
  • Maps and Grid References
  • Population Pyramids
  • Averages

Thank you for taking the time to look at my resources, please feel free to leave any feedback, all help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks Shaun

By shaun atkinson

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