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I am a secondary school Head of department and I love to teach engaging, vibrant and interesting lessons. I try to inspire students with what greets them when they come into my classroom and try to move away from the chalk and talk teacher at the front lessons and make learning interactive and fun!

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I am a secondary school Head of department and I love to teach engaging, vibrant and interesting lessons. I try to inspire students with what greets them when they come into my classroom and try to move away from the chalk and talk teacher at the front lessons and make learning interactive and fun!
Sustainable communities, BedZED and Egan's wheel (includes homework) - Eduqas WJEC GCSE (Theme 2)
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Sustainable communities, BedZED and Egan's wheel (includes homework) - Eduqas WJEC GCSE (Theme 2)

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This lesson follows on in the sequence of Theme 2 regarding population and urban change. Student consider what a sustainable community is with a mini revision picture task and then look at eco-towns using BedZed as an example with a video link. Keywords are referenced and embedded into the power point before Egan's wheel is introduced in the form of a jigsaw task. Students then have to evaluate their local area using Egan's wheel and make comparisons about the sustainability of the local catchments areas. Homework sheet with wheel attached also.
Introduction to tectonics including plate tectonics jigsaw!
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Introduction to tectonics including plate tectonics jigsaw!

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These two lessons are an excellent starter to plate tectonics and give students the opportunity to learn about all of the key elements including convection currents, plate tectonics and the structure of the earth. There are printable activities on the power point and the jigsaw is attached as a pdf. This lesson can be differentiated up or down for KS3 or the introduction to a topic at KS4 with more interactive learning.
Extreme weather GCSE (Including Climate Change)
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Extreme weather GCSE (Including Climate Change)

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These lessons all have the activities, lesson power points, homework and assessment opportunities in the form of exam questions, nothing for you to do but print. The topics covered in this unit are: - Drought (California) - Hurricanes (Katrina) - High and low pressure systems - Microclimates - Air masses that impact the UK - Depressions and anticyclones - Aspect and altitude - Understanding Climate Change - Natural evidence for climate change - Greenhouse effect and the carbon cycle - natural Theories of climate change
Revision activity booklet Rivers, Tectonics and Living World AQA A GCSE
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Revision activity booklet Rivers, Tectonics and Living World AQA A GCSE

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This is a learning booklet that can be used as cover or as a homework booklet to accompany the physical units or Paper 1 for Geography AQA. This booklet was designed specifically for students that had missed large sections of the course or for students to complete for homework to mirror the lesson. It was mapped against AQA A Geography scheme of work.
Urban environments case study revision sheets - AQA, OCR and EdExcel with notes!
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Urban environments case study revision sheets - AQA, OCR and EdExcel with notes!

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Students complete the case studies with probing questions for the topic of Urban environments. The pack includes sustainable transport in London and sustainable living in Curitiba, squatter settlements in Kibera, Kenya and managing CBD's including UDC's (Newcastle upon Tyne), City Challenge (Manchester) ,Sustainable communities (New Islington) and Managing a city sustainability (Newcastle upon Tyne). Students complete the sheets for revision alongside the booklets, the questions are challenging and related to the exam specification/question demands. There are also case study notes to assist with completion. This can be a lesson revision activity or a stand alone weekly set of home work tasks. Excellent for half term revision see shop for other topic sheets or bundles.
Clean water management - Development with task sheet & celebrity villagers! AQA and EdExcel
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Clean water management - Development with task sheet & celebrity villagers! AQA and EdExcel

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This lesson is a fantastic lesson to engage the students in what can normally be a dry topic when covering development! Students have to use a variety of skills including numeracy and there is extended reading and decision making skills, this can also be used as an assessment or stand alone lesson. Print the task sheets on A3 to make sure students have enough space to get all of their written work completed.
CPD - Raising attainment and achievement in Boys, gender imbalances
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CPD - Raising attainment and achievement in Boys, gender imbalances

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This keynote training presentation works specifically at engaging boys in learning in lessons, establishing rapport, improving behavior and understanding preconceptions about boys and achievement of boys in the UK. The presentation is interactive so staff will be expected to participate and the training should last around an hour. This training works really well at engaging staff in understanding the gender gap and ideas on how to engage boys in lessons. Has been used at whole school and departmental level.
Coasts (sand dunes and transects) field work booklet Eduqas and AQA
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Coasts (sand dunes and transects) field work booklet Eduqas and AQA

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This booklet has the hypothesis, method, geographical application of a transect, instructions, equipment list and recording charts for students to complete this task in the field. Students can use this for any suitable location where there are sand dunes and there is also a vegetation analysis chart that has been added for species identification purposes.
Climate change - Maldives (SIDS) Eduqas and AQA Vulnerable coasts/ coastal hazards
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Climate change - Maldives (SIDS) Eduqas and AQA Vulnerable coasts/ coastal hazards

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This lesson considers how Climate change is impacting small island developing nations (SIDS) as a detailed case study. Students follow the lesson to understand the key terms and then apply their knowledge to a case study on a summary sheet with additional notes to assist them in their answer. The case study sheet is structured to encourage students to complete a variety of exam skill such as explain and justify as well as basic AO1/4 skills. There is also an examination question which can be used as a shared planning exercise or as a homework activity.
MNC's - Nike and Tata steel, growth, location, advantages and disadvantages. AQA and Eduqas
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MNC's - Nike and Tata steel, growth, location, advantages and disadvantages. AQA and Eduqas

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Students learn about the key terms associated with MNC's (TNC's) and where they are distributed globally and the reasons why. Students apply their knowledge to Nike as a case study using the large task sheets and the information hand out. Then students complete the information on Tata steel for homework and how MNC's can also impact on the UK. Questions on the homework sheet are structured from AO1-3.
Human activity in a Savanna ecosystem (Semi arid grassland) Eduqas and AQA
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Human activity in a Savanna ecosystem (Semi arid grassland) Eduqas and AQA

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This lesson is two lessons worth of teaching if lessons as 1 hour in duration. The lesson covers the issues with human intervention such as farming and water extraction as well as climate change. Students focus on Lake Chad and the Great Green Wall of Africa as named examples as well as grass roots strategies such as managing water gulley's. Students also look at the issues associated with GM crops and the lessons have exam questions throughout. All materials for both lessons and the lesson are provided.
Social development - Malaria and HIV, Malawi, sub-Saharan Africa with case studies and exam homework
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Social development - Malaria and HIV, Malawi, sub-Saharan Africa with case studies and exam homework

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This lesson considers the issues associated with malaria ad HIV/AIDS in Malawi sub-Saharan Africa, both case studies are delivered separately and there are materials for both. Students examine the reasons for the patterns in the health, the issues with the spread of the diseases and management at local and global scales. Students then complete an examination question for homework and link in other information that they completed about Malawi as part of their response. See shop for previous lessons in this sequence or to purchase as a bundle.
Q & A booklet of all topics for Component 2 - Geography flashcard revision questions
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Q & A booklet of all topics for Component 2 - Geography flashcard revision questions

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This booklet contains question and answer for all of the topics that are contained in component 2 for Eduqas and also suitable for AQA GCSE Geography. The following topics are covered: Climate change Extreme weather (Hurricanes and Drought) Extreme weather in the UK (anticyclones and depressions) Ecosystems and biomes Managing ecosystems (tropical rainforests and semi-arid grasslands) Development gap Development continuum Aid and management Health and development Regional development - North South divide This booklet was used to distribute to parents in order to assist parents quiz their child to revise, parents that did not attend were sent the packs home (I have included the instructions on the front). These booklets are also used for students to test each other and make their own flash cards. There is a booklet for component 1 also - please see my shop.
Eduqas (WJEC) Geography GCSE Theme 2 Urban and Rural links - All lessons, activities , homeworks and exam technique
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Eduqas (WJEC) Geography GCSE Theme 2 Urban and Rural links - All lessons, activities , homeworks and exam technique

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This bundle contains all of the lesson power points, activities, homework's, exam practice and all you need to do it print and go! Lessons can all be purchased individually however he bundle is a bargain and all planning is done for a full unit of work! Each of these packs attached contain one or two lessons worth (there are 14 lessons in total but some of them are both lessons on one power point) and all of the resources that go with that lesson are attached to that download link so it makes it easier to prepare. This would cost £31.50 purchased as individual lessons!
Geography GCSE Assessment objectives, marking and assessment exercises
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Geography GCSE Assessment objectives, marking and assessment exercises

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This literacy mat breaks down the assessment objectives for students for Eduqas Geography (but is similar to AQA and EdExcel AO's so would need a slight tweak). There are suggestions of how students answer each command words and how to respond to different question types. On the back of the mat there are the key words associated with Theme 1 but this is adaptable for the unit that is being delivered. There is also a course overview. Students should have these sheets A3 on their desk ideally laminated so that they can be used with whiteboard pens when completing exam questions as a class or as a walking talking mock.