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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!
Vulnerable coastlines, Hard and Soft engineering with managed retreat case study (AQA and Eduqas)
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Vulnerable coastlines, Hard and Soft engineering with managed retreat case study (AQA and Eduqas)

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This lesson introduces what a vulnerable coastline is and the types of management that maybe used at coast lines such as hard and soft engineering examples with key word prompts. Lesson 1 There is some interactive board work to develop map skills including use of scale and annotation and then there is a case study task sheet to complete using a selection of resources from the revision guide (see TES shop) and an article. There is a consolidation homework activity too with an exam question. All resources are attached and this is a the first in a sequence of lessons for this topic.
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.
KS3 assessment on key geography skills - good as a baseline test!
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KS3 assessment on key geography skills - good as a baseline test!

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This is an excellent resource as a baseline or an end of unit assessment for generic Geography skills such as decision-making, describing, explaining and photograph interpretation. There is a writing frame and a mark scheme provided for the students to self assess and staff to mark with.
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.
Rock types and the rock cycle
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Rock types and the rock cycle

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This lesson considers the main rock types and students complete and make a comparison pyramid to display in the classroom or in their books. Students then examine the rock cycle and have a variety of key terms and phrases to include in how rocks change shape and state as they journey through the cycle. There is also a homework task to consolidate learning.
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.
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.
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.
Drought in California  (2 lessons and HW) - Extreme weather high pressure Eduqas and AQA
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Drought in California (2 lessons and HW) - Extreme weather high pressure Eduqas and AQA

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This lesson contains the full planned lesson (covers two lessons) to explain the cause of droughts in California with a series of resources and activities for students to complete. There is also a clip to show and a variety of map and data handling exercises including the homework activity. There is also a case study task sheet that works best with the information resources and printed as A3. All resources are included.
Rocks, Geological Timescale and the Rock Cycle
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Rocks, Geological Timescale and the Rock Cycle

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This lesson is the first lesson in the series that covers the rocks and geology lessons for the introduction to the scheme of work published on TES for 'Rocks, resources and tectonics'. Students explore the timescale and the formation of rocks in addition to using several geographical skills. Students can use the self assessment grid to track their progress for this lesson and subsequent lessons in the series.
Crime and Deviance revision task sheets
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Crime and Deviance revision task sheets

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These tasks sheets that have also been popular for the education module (see my shop) are an excellent tool to consolidate learning in lessons or as revision as the sheets are self contained and embed essay structure. There are sociologists as reference points largely for AQA and OCR courses in addition to opportunities to critique and evaluate. Sheets work best if printed on A3.
Water security and management- Double lesson with case studies, homework (Development AQA , Eduqas)
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Water security and management- Double lesson with case studies, homework (Development AQA , Eduqas)

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This is a double lesson with homework for both lessons that embeds content and exam practice. This lesson covers the following: Water security and scarcity Water footprints Case study on water management in South Africa (Lesotho Highlands) Rain harvesting Over abstraction in India There are task sheets and work sheets throughout and I have provided notes for any case study materials.
Coastal landforms and types of coastline (sand dunes, LSD and unconsolidated) Eduqas/AQA
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Coastal landforms and types of coastline (sand dunes, LSD and unconsolidated) Eduqas/AQA

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This lesson covers 2-3 lessons regarding the way in which different coastlines are eroded as a result of geology of the cliffs and slopes. Students compare two coastlines and identify factors responsible. In addition this then goes on to show the formation of spits and the process of LSD as well as sand dunes. All activities are included to print and are stand alone without the need for a text book. These lessons fit in with the other coasts lessons for landforms and processes.
Sociology AS/A2 revision pack of theories and concepts with Positivist and Interprevitist sorting ex
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Sociology AS/A2 revision pack of theories and concepts with Positivist and Interprevitist sorting ex

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Revision pack with examples for students to learn the main theories of sociologists covered in AQA A but also for other specifications including; Values and norms, Feminist, Functionalist, Marxism, postmodernists, structuralism and a learning checklist for theories and concepts. There is also a sorting exercise to accompany the booklet based on positivism and interpretism that can be used alongside.
Factors affecting climate in the UK: Air masses (Eduqas and AQA) Part 1
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Factors affecting climate in the UK: Air masses (Eduqas and AQA) Part 1

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This lesson covers the different air masses that affect the UK as well as key terms students have to decipher between weather and climate so that they understand the differences. Students have to use the information cards to locate the air mass and its features and then apply this information to summary reports that can be peer mark. This is the first part in the lesson of what impacts weather and climate in the UK. All resource are contained in addition to worksheets that can be adapted and all lesson and teaching materials.
Should we build on the green belt? Eduqas Theme 2 and AQA Urban environments
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Should we build on the green belt? Eduqas Theme 2 and AQA Urban environments

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This lesson considers many of the key terms and skills associated with this key question in the syllabus. Students have the opportunity to locate and annotate green belt areas, particularly those close to the CBD and consider the challenges of this. Students make links with previous learning regarding the housing crisis and consider a range of evidence using the A3 task sheet to decide if green belts should be used for housing developments. There is also a consolidation homework task to be completed. All resources are attached, the lesson and the task sheet. This lesson is part of a sequence of lessons that can be found in my shop on rural and urban areas.