SDME 2017 revision guide Population and Settlement OCR B

SDME 2017 revision guide Population and Settlement OCR B

This is a 13 page booklet which I made to prepare my year 11s for this year's Sustainable Decision-making Exam (SDME). Our students do very well in this exam each year. I am HoD in a top state school. I get between 55-75% A-A* each year, depending on students I have of course! It includes Tips and advice for how to do well All past question styles for all papers Command words Tips for developing a point with examples How to do well in the 16 mark essay including a very handy acronym for them to remember Examples of past questions and markschemes for Pop and Settlement Examples of student papers we called back A full mark example of an essay and finally... a checklist. I print this in pale yellow as a booklet - they're very grateful! We go through it individually and as a class and then practice past papers using what the tips they have just learnt. I give them a paper to complete as a pair or three too afterwards which works really well.
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SDME OCR B Geography PowerPoint lessons

SDME OCR B Geography PowerPoint lessons

This Powerpoint has details of the SDME, exam strategy, sustainability, lots of use of past papers/lesson ideas. My students do very well in this exam. The Powerpoint isn't the most organised/slick but you can adapt it to make a few strong lessons for the SDME. The one I focus on is building up the skills over time gradually in the lesson in groups/pairs and then the following lesson approaching the 16 marker which is then peer marked. It would be useful to buy my SDME booklet with this resource!
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Revision PowerPoint for OCR B Geography Key Themes

Revision PowerPoint for OCR B Geography Key Themes

This is the PowerPoint I use for about 50 students in a classroom for Easter revision session which lasts two hours at least. It is 51 slides long and includes revision tips, case study stuff, geographical skills work, past questions, recapping key terms etc. I am going to admit it's not my best work since there's a lot of slides of just exam papers/mark schemes in there and it's not got the aesthetics of my usual work. It did the job and it's still worth £3 since there are 4 or so really good slides in there where I have written full mark answers myself and you could print them off for pupils..). If you're a good teacher you can use this as a base for revision lessons rather than re-inventing the wheel and get good outcomes. I also have a better one for SDME revision and also 'tips for doing well' which I'm quite proud of and will upload it soon!
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OCR B Geography exam technique and revision tips

OCR B Geography exam technique and revision tips

I use this PPT to guide through with pupils how to succeed in the OCR B Key Themes (and to some extent SDME) papers - It is based on my experience of how pupils do well (and not well) in exams from using papers I have called back, as well as my mock papers...I am charging £6 because it uses my experience/knowledge of the exam. 75% of my pupils got an A/A* (state school!) There are 11 top tips, some starter activities, example answer, example A* place specific detail, example student answer, past case study questions etc. You could print the top tips out for pupils if you wish. There are 31 slides. It would take you at least one lesson.
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AQA GEOG.3 40 mark essay booklet

AQA GEOG.3 40 mark essay booklet

This is a 12 page booklet/worksheets to improve students' 40 mark essay answers. It includes all past questions for World Cities and Development and Globalisation, planning sheet, Waste management plan I made for them (v. detailed as it was their first one so it very prescriptive for what to include), checklist for a top essay, reflection sheet, mark scheme. You could adapt it for your own teaching. Last year some of my students scored over 30/40 in their essays...not an easy feat!
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A3 revision grids - Key Themes OCR B

A3 revision grids - Key Themes OCR B

I have created an 'all-on-one-page' revision sheet which I print off in A3 for all of my year 11s (a few times..and let them print off their own after that). There is a page for: Rivers Coasts Population Settlement Economic Development (first part) Economic Development (second part) Natural Hazards I also have a Foundation version listed separately. I ask pupils first to revise using their class notes and revision guide. Then they try to complete the grids in as much detail as possible.. Then they go back to see what they missed and add to it. They create one really good perfect one and then use that as the master sheet to go back on when they try another grid again!
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Changing Places AQA resources pack inc. advice from the board!

Changing Places AQA resources pack inc. advice from the board!

This is a 25 page booklet which I have pasted various resources I have used to teach the Changing Places unit. It includes: Relationships and Connection 'Exploring our place' activity for computer lessons x 2 or homeworks. You will need to adapt to the name of your local place. Homework to collect quantitative and qualitative source and then accompanying lesson activity using a mark scheme to prepare for an exam Q. Information from the AQA board from the Head of Curriculum for Geography answering 12 questions about relationships and connections - this is particularly enlightening! Changing places revision grid for all content to fill in electronically ideally, or perhaps as a group on a Google doc (will need to be adapted to your case study names) Homework on Endogenous and Endogenous factors - could be a lesson instead: 1. How do endogenous and exogenous factors contribute to the character of places? [10] Changing Places quiz out of 67! with answers- mostly in round 1 and 2 but will need to adapt round 3 and bonus round Some slides on lived experience leading to a 20 mark essay grid to complete the new SAM 20 marker from paper 2. Place Attachment comprehension reading and questions.
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Changing Places (AQA) Unit in a PowerPoint

Changing Places (AQA) Unit in a PowerPoint

I am HoD in a top state school and I run a PGCE Geograpy... I created this PowerPoint for all of my taught Changing Places lessons. All lessons are in one PowerPoint and I have written notes under slides to explain them or elaborate or to give teaching strategies. It's not completely self-explanatory in the sense that you may wish to adapt parts of it. Nonetheless, I would have been really grateful if I had this back in September when all hell broke lose on the new spec front! There are 127 slides in this resource. I consider it to be high quality and it took me many many hours (hence the price). Best of luck with Changing Places - I have lots of worksheet resources which go with these lessons and some student project work if I get time I will upload too.
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TOP TIPS for GEOG4b

TOP TIPS for GEOG4b

This resource includes 16 of my top tips for doing well in the GEOG4b exam on June 9th. You can adapt it to fit in with your own students or just press print! I am expected excellent results this year.. I am Head of Geography in one of the top state schools in the country.
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GEOG 4b AQA Geographical Issue Evaluation ppt

GEOG 4b AQA Geographical Issue Evaluation ppt

I have made a ppt with lots of links and info to help you make a good start on the GEOG 4b AIB this year. There are 26 slides. This includes a slide of links to clips and newspaper articles focusing on Niger for Item 7.
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Weather Hazards resource pack AQA GCSE 9-1

Weather Hazards resource pack AQA GCSE 9-1

There are 9 pages of resources for the weather hazards lessons in this pack. They go with the Weather Hazards ppt lessons (6-8 lessons in the ppt) if you wish to purchase that it is all you need for this section of the spec. I am HoD in a top performing state school. Our geographers typically get +65% A/A* Tropics handout Why is there rain and wind gap filler Atmospheric circulation model and questions Atmospheric circulation test /21 Ordering task Location of tropical storms map to label Fill the blanks hurricane activity Is climate making tropical storms worse comprehension reading and questions activity
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Weather Hazards AQA 9-1 PPT lessons

Weather Hazards AQA 9-1 PPT lessons

This ppt includes all of the lesson material for this part of the spec - It took me 6 or 7 lessons, though it could take up to 8 lessons for lower ability pupils. I am the HoD in a top performing state school. I also run a PGCE Geography in a local university. I also used the Teachit Natural Hazards pack alongside my own resources (free online). Each lesson starts with a spec outline and includes learning objectives, starter activities, skills work and lesson activities as well as links to video clips. There are also exam questions. The worksheet resources are also available for sale on Tes should you wish to purchase them to support the lesson presentation. I have written notes below the slides to aid your teaching.
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Suburbanisation Suburbs A Level lessons or GCSE upper ability

Suburbanisation Suburbs A Level lessons or GCSE upper ability

These lessons are designed to inspire and engage pupils with this sub-topic. I use it for A Level World Cities AQA as well as OCR GCSE and AQA AS level new spec. Students really enjoy these lessons. You can adapt them or use it for up to 3 lessons. I have written some notes to make it easier to teach/to sound more expert. I will create a bundle with the worksheets all pasted into one pack :)
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Population & Settlement revision OCR B 137 slides extensive

Population & Settlement revision OCR B 137 slides extensive

This resource should last around 3-4 lessons. There are 137 slides with quizzes etc. This is one of my best resources. My students typically do the best in this topic out of the four themes (75% A/A*). Great revision for SDME knowledge especially the Part A and B... also have some SDME resources on offer inc. my SDME booklet you may find helpful for improving grades quickly. It has been made using the specification and past questions and includes pretty much the whole topic - especially stuff students struggle with e.g. The DTM, population pyramids, case study examples. There are fun activities in there which are specifically designed to cover the spec. I have written notes in the notes slides here and there to help explain how I teach it. It includes plenaries to use post-its for how to move pupils forward the next lesson. The A3 sheet is great for pupils' settlement knowledge The only extra thing you may wish to do is to print some past questions off and stick them in the centre of an A3 page 1 between 2 (have written this on the slide notes).
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Natural Hazards case study cards

Natural Hazards case study cards

I use these 4 ppt slides for 'everything you need to know' guides for the four OCR B Natural Hazards Case studies by printing them off in A4 colour. The students say they love having everything they need to reach A* on one page. Our 9 mark case study questions are our best performing question each year in comparison to national average! Haiti earthquake, 2010 Mount Etna volcanic eruption 2002-3 Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Cyclone Nargis, Myanmar, 2008
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Rivers and Coasts case study cards

Rivers and Coasts case study cards

I use these 4 ppt slides for 'everything you need to know' guides for the four OCR B Rivers and Coasts Case studies by printing them off in A4 colour. The students say they love having everything they need to reach A* on one page. Our 9 mark case study questions are our best performing question each year in comparison to national average! River Tees - A river and its landforms Jurassic Coast (Old Harry Rocks) - A coastal area and its landforms Pevensey Bay - Coastal management Boscastle flood 2004 - MEDC flood Bangladesh 2004 - LEDC flood
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Changing Places AQA Meaning and Representation

Changing Places AQA Meaning and Representation

This is an instruction sheet and checklist for everything they need to know in this section to study through your local place. I got pupils to create a personalised project for this part of the spec. Some of their work was fantastic. I told them they didn't need to cover the entire table since there is so much in there. Pupils uploaded their projects to share with each other after they were marked. I gave them a few lessons in computer rooms plus a few homeworks and study periods. This project is about Twickenham but you can change the name of your local place study.
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Economic Development case study cards

Economic Development case study cards

I use these 4 ppt slides for 'everything you need to know' guides for the four OCR B Economic Development Case studies by printing them off in A4 colour. The students say they love having everything they need to reach A* on one page. Our 9 mark case study questions are our best performing question each year in comparison to national average! I also have packs for the Rivers and Coasts and Natural Hazards. In all honesty, these are the least polished of the three but they still do the trick! I print all the cards off as one pack.
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Changing Places Relationships and Connections activity

Changing Places Relationships and Connections activity

I gave pupils this outline activity sheet and assigned them each a section of the spec to make a class presentation. I'll be honest it's shameful teaching because it's a part of the spec I at the time couldn't go through in so much detail so it was a bit of pupil-centred learning/research! Some of the presentations were great though. I sent it as an example to AQA of how difficult I was finding teaching the unit and they replied with an answer to each of the points in my activity! Quite amusing and actually pretty useful document!
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