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I am Head of Geography and previously an International Development Advisor for the UK and Rwandan governments, and Oxfam. I am passionate about developing high quality lessons using the latest research and accelerated learning principles. My lessons use an investigative approach to help students explore the real world with real data and make their own decisions. I am currently developing full schemes of work to deliver the new 2016 Geography GCSE and A Levels.

I am Head of Geography and previously an International Development Advisor for the UK and Rwandan governments, and Oxfam. I am passionate about developing high quality lessons using the latest research and accelerated learning principles. My lessons use an investigative approach to help students explore the real world with real data and make their own decisions. I am currently developing full schemes of work to deliver the new 2016 Geography GCSE and A Levels.
L2.11 - India which way now?  How rapid economic growth has changed India's geopolitical influence
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L2.11 - India which way now? How rapid economic growth has changed India's geopolitical influence

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A whole lesson on how economic growth has changed India's geopolitical influence, and exploring conflicting views on the role of FDI in India's future. Part of scheme of work written to deliver the new GCSE Geography 2016 specifications on Development Dynamics. Activities are differentiated and include: * Starter which links to key concepts * A mapping of foreign relationships exercise * A problem solving exercise exploring key concepts across the Development Dynamic unit
L4 - Why is there a North South Divide in the UK?
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L4 - Why is there a North South Divide in the UK?

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L4 of a series, focusing on reasons for changes in employment in the UK, and the North South divide in employment and wages. Part of a scheme of work to deliver Edexcel's GCSE Edexcel Geography B 2016 unit: 'UK's evolving human landscape'. Fully resourced lessons and powerpoints, with activities differentiated by grade.
L2.9 - How does development create inequalities in India (core-periphery & demographic change)
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L2.9 - How does development create inequalities in India (core-periphery & demographic change)

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A lesson on how economic growth can create positive and negative impacts on people, including demographic change, using the case study of Mahrashtra and Bihar state in India and the core-periphery theory. Part of scheme of work written to deliver the new GCSE Geography 2016 specifications. Activities are differentiated and include: * Starter which links to previous lesson's key concepts * Data exercise (calculating difference from the mean) * Gallery of labelled images showing development disparities, for students to annotate core-periphery diagrams; * Cause and effect social changes match-up exercise * Homework
Development Dynamics - GCSE Geography 9-1  2016
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Development Dynamics - GCSE Geography 9-1 2016

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A full scheme of work with fully resourced lessons to deliver Edexcel/ Pearson's new 2016 GCSE Geography B specification on Development Dynamics. Comprehensive, 4 stage lessons which link learning to previous lessons, include keywords, maths skills and exam questions consistent with Edexcel's GCSE Geography B specification. Differentiated resources and progress checks included.
L2.9 - how does development create inequalities in India
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L2.9 - how does development create inequalities in India

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A whole lesson including activitiesA lesson on how economic growth can create positive and negative impacts on people, including demographic change, using the case study of Mahrashtra and Bihar state in India and the core-periphery theory. Part of scheme of work written to deliver the new GCSE Geography 2016 specifications. Activities are differentiated and include: * Starter which links to previous lesson's key concepts * Data exercise (calculating difference from the mean) * Gallery of labelled images showing development disparities, for students to annotate core-periphery diagrams; * Cause and effect social changes match-up exercise * Homework
L1 - Introducing the Urban Investigation
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L1 - Introducing the Urban Investigation

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This is lesson is an introduction to geographic investigations in urban areas. It is part of a bundled scheme of work to deliver fieldwork for Edexcel geography B's 2016 specification Topic 6 Geographical Investigations: Investigating Dynamic Urban Areas. It has been successfully tested and delivered on mixed ability y10 student classes including the fieldtrip itself . The series includes 9 lessons which supports students (and teachers!) to prepare for; deliver and write-up urban fieldwork including differentiated lessons, powerpoints, activities and resources; a fieldwork workbook for students; an online student write-up booklet; spreadsheets to help analyse data and mark schemes. The investigation is based in Birmingham but could easily be adapted to other cities. NB - individual students' access to PCs + internet most lessons is assumed.
L7 - What is Birmingham's Structure & Function Like?
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L7 - What is Birmingham's Structure & Function Like?

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Whole GCSE lesson to investigate Birmingham's land use and functions using virtual fieldwork and Hoyt's concentric ring model. As part of a bundle which includes map handouts and virtual fieldwork task sheets to deliver new GCSE Geography B specification (2016)
L3 - Designing Questionnaires
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L3 - Designing Questionnaires

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This powerpoint explores questionnaire design for geography fieldwork including the use of closed and open; qualitative and quantitative data questions. There are accompanying resources (for separate download or bundled). It can be used as a base for student-designed questionnaires (or you can use the questionnaire supplied in the fieldwork workbook (separate download). It is part of a bundled scheme of work to deliver fieldwork for Edexcel geography B's 2016 GCSE specification Topic 6 Geographical Investigations: Investigating Dynamic Urban Areas. It has been successfully tested and delivered on mixed ability y10 student classes including the fieldtrip itself . The series includes 9 lessons which supports students (and teachers!) to prepare for; deliver and write-up urban fieldwork including differentiated lessons, powerpoints, activities and resources; a fieldwork workbook for students; an online student write-up booklet; spreadsheets to help analyse data; exam questions and mark schemes. The investigation is based in Birmingham but could easily be adapted to other cities. NB - individual students' access to PCs + internet most lessons is assumed.
L2.5 - Will Malawi always be dependent? (Dependency Theory)
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L2.5 - Will Malawi always be dependent? (Dependency Theory)

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Uses Malawi's development history to explore Frank's Dependency, a key topic in human geography, and core to the new GCSE Geography exam board specs for 2016 on Development Dynamics. Activities are differentiated and include: * Starter which links to previous lesson's key concepts * Spider diagrams * Annotation of dependency theory diagrams with case study information
L2.7 - How TNCs create top-down growth
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L2.7 - How TNCs create top-down growth

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A whole lesson to teach the characteristics of top-down development projects and pros and cons of TNCs as a source of FDI for developing countries, using BT in India as a case study. Written to deliver a key topic in human economic geography, and core to the new GCSE Geography exam board specs on development for 2016. Activities include: Card sort on TNC factories as top-down development approaches, with pros and cons Diamond ranking on related government policies for development.
L3 - Designing questionaires - 'Bad' questionnaire
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L3 - Designing questionaires - 'Bad' questionnaire

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This is an exemplar questionnaire to accompany L3 lesson, exploring questionnaire design. It is part of a bundled scheme of work to deliver fieldwork for Edexcel geography B's 2016 GCSE specification Topic 6 Geographical Investigations: Investigating Dynamic Urban Areas. It has been successfully tested and delivered on mixed ability y10 student classes including the fieldtrip itself . The series includes 9 lessons which supports students (and teachers!) to prepare for; deliver and write-up urban fieldwork including differentiated lessons, powerpoints, activities and resources; a fieldwork workbook for students; an online student write-up booklet; spreadsheets to help analyse data; exam questions and mark schemes. The investigation is based in Birmingham but could easily be adapted to other cities. NB - individual students' access to PCs + internet most lessons is assumed.
L2.4 Activity - Japan's Takeoff - Modernisation Theory Living Graph cards
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L2.4 Activity - Japan's Takeoff - Modernisation Theory Living Graph cards

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These are cards for a living graph exercise (differentiated for different abilities) using the life story of 'Mr Tokugara' and grandsons to explore Rostow's Modernisation theory and its application to Japan, a key topic in human geography, and core to the new GCSE Geography exam board specs for 2016. Teacher's solutions (cards sorted) page included.
L2.10 - Does economic development cost the earth?  Environment versus development in India
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L2.10 - Does economic development cost the earth? Environment versus development in India

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A whole lesson on how economic growth creates negative environmental impacts in India. Part of scheme of work written to deliver the new GCSE Geography 2016 specifications on Development Dynamics. Activities are differentiated and include: * Starter which links to previous lesson's key concepts * Compass Rose exercise exploring environmental problems in India * Team teaching exercise * 2 by 4 thinking 4-point scale solution ranking exercise
L2.9 Social & Demographic change in India - Core-periphery diagram
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L2.9 Social & Demographic change in India - Core-periphery diagram

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An activity exploring how rapid economic growth in India has caused social and demographic changes. Blank core-periphery diagram for students to label as they view the labelled image gallery of development disparities in Bihar and Mahrashtra state, India. Part of scheme of work written to deliver the new GCSE Geography 2016 specifications on Development Dynamics.
L2.4 -How did Japan Take-off? (Rostow's Modernisation Theory)
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L2.4 -How did Japan Take-off? (Rostow's Modernisation Theory)

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Uses Japan's development history to explore Rostow's Theory of Modernisation, a key topic in human geography, and core to the new GCSE Geography exam board specs for 2016 on Development Dynamics. Activities include: a) a living diagram exercise using the life story of 'Mr Tokugara' and grandsons, and how they experienced Japan's takeoff; b) a data exercise to prepare students for linked exam questions c) exploring Japan's rapid growth using gapminder.org graphs.
L8 - How Has Birmingham's Population Changed?
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L8 - How Has Birmingham's Population Changed?

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Whole GCSE lesson to investigate how Birmingham's demography and ethnicity has changed over time using choropleth maps and graphs. As part of a scheme of work to deliver new GCSE Geography B specification (2016) on the UK's Human Geography.
L5 - How does Globalisation affect the UK?
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L5 - How does Globalisation affect the UK?

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L5 differentiated activity for series (SOW) on UK's Human Landscape for new GCSE 2016 specification. This lesson explores globalisation, specifically the impact of TNCs and FDI on the UK. This differentiated lesson activity is a Venn diagram on impacts of TNCs on UK). Textbook required for main lesson activity.
L2 - Data collection & design
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L2 - Data collection & design

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This is lesson teaches data collection methods, explores reliability and accuracy of different data collection and sampling methods. It is part of a bundled scheme of work to deliver fieldwork for Edexcel Geography B's 2016 GCSE specification Topic 6 Geographical Investigations: Investigating Dynamic Urban Areas. It has been successfully tested and delivered on mixed ability y10 student classes including the fieldtrip itself . The series includes 9 lessons which supports students (and teachers!) to prepare for; deliver and write-up urban fieldwork including differentiated lessons, powerpoints, activities and resources; a fieldwork workbook for students; an online student write-up booklet; spreadsheets to help analyse data and mark schemes. The investigation is based in Birmingham but could easily be adapted to other cities. NB - individual students' access to PCs + internet most lessons is assumed.
L3 - 'Good' questionnaire
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L3 - 'Good' questionnaire

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These is an examplar questionnaire to accompany to accompany a lesson exploring questionnaire design for geography fieldwork including the use of closed and open; qualitative and quantitative data questions. it can be used as a base for student-designed questionnaires (or you can use the questionnaire supplied in the fieldwork workbook (separate downdload). It is part of a bundled scheme of work to deliver fieldwork for Edexcel geography B's 2016 GCSE specification Topic 6 Geographical Investigations: Investigating Dynamic Urban Areas. It has been successfully tested and delivered on mixed ability y10 student classes including the fieldtrip itself . The series includes 9 lessons which supports students (and teachers!) to prepare for; deliver and write-up urban fieldwork including differentiated lessons, powerpoints, activities and resources; a fieldwork workbook for students; an online student write-up booklet; spreadsheets to help analyse data; exam questions and mark schemes. The investigation is based in Birmingham but could easily be adapted to other cities. NB - individual students' access to PCs + internet most lessons is assumed.
L2.7 Activity - How TNCs create top-down growth
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L2.7 Activity - How TNCs create top-down growth

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A differentiated card sort to show TNCs in India as a case study of top-down development approaches, and the pros and cons of FDI as a growth strategy in developing countries. Part of scheme of work written to deliver the new GCSE Geography 2016 specifications on Development Dynamics.