Water and Carbon Cycles for AQA A-Level

Water and Carbon Cycles for AQA A-Level

This bundle contains 20 PPT resources linked to the AQA specification for the 'Water and Carbon Cycles' topic. *Please note this excludes... - The end of topic assessment (no space left in the bundle! Sorry) - The final local case study for a river catchment as my students completed this through their independent study.
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CARBON for AQA A-Level 'Water + Carbon cycles'

CARBON for AQA A-Level 'Water + Carbon cycles'

This bundle includes the second half of the specification for the AQA A-Level 'Water and Carbon Cycles' topic. Within it you will find it all focuses upon the carbon cycle and some lesson that explore the interactions between the carbon and water cycles. This bundle also contains the end of topic assessment, but not the local case study example (this was covered as part of the independent study with my students).
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CHANGING PLACES:8. Meanings and representations LONDON

CHANGING PLACES:8. Meanings and representations LONDON

This lesson has been created to address the AQA Geography A-Level specification. It includes; - Starter task - to recap prior learning. - Clear learning objectives and success criteria linked to the specification. - New information, hyperlinked video clips/websites and activities that use the case study of London to explore the changing meanings and relationships in this urban environment, with a particular focus upon rebranding and regeneration. One learning task refers to A/AS Level for AQA Geography, A. Bowen et al. Cambridge. - Plenary/application - series of exam style questions. - Further reading - variety of hyperlinked websites provided.
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WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-1. Introducing systems concepts

WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-1. Introducing systems concepts

This lesson has been created to address the AQA Geography A-Level specification. It is includes; - New information to introduce systems and key terms associated with them. - New information and activities that link the water cycle to the systems concept, including a hyperlinked video. - Plenary task to review learning. - Further reading/homework slide with suggested further reading task and appropriate hyperlinked web resources. Also included is a hand-out student version of the spec sheet. This is taken from AQA and therefore is not part of the paid resources. This is also true for the RGS information sheet.
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CHALLENGES OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: 3. Resources in UK: Water

CHALLENGES OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: 3. Resources in UK: Water

This resource has been created for the AQA GCSE Geography topic 'challenges to resource management'. It focuses upon the UK case study and explores changing demand for water, the geography of surplus and deficit, water transfer schemes and sources of pollution. This PPT resource includes; Starter task - with some interesting facts to get them thinking about the topic content of this lesson. Clear learning objectives with success criteria. A range of new information is provided to introduce and develop understanding the supply, transfer and pollution of water in the UK. This information is found on the slides along with a variety of learning tasks, including an around the room task whose activity sheets are attached as Word documents. Plenary task - to sum up the learning from this lesson. Homework - Task outlined that refers to text book (AQA GCSE (9-1) Geography by J. Widdowson et al. Hodder – page 317) to complete specification learning on how water quality is managed in the UK.
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CHALLENGES OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: 4. Resources in UK: Energy

CHALLENGES OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: 4. Resources in UK: Energy

This resource has been created for the AQA GCSE Geography topic 'challenges to resource management'. It focuses upon the UK case study and explores energy sources, the UK energy mix and changes to this over time, environmental + economic impacts of nuclear, wind and fracking. This PPT resource includes; Starter task - to get them thinking about the topic content of this lesson, with supporting definition of energy. Clear learning objectives with success criteria. A range of new information is provided to introduce and develop understanding of energy in the UK. This information is found on the slides, a hand-out (at the end of the PPT) and video clips (which are all hyperlinked) along with a variety of learning tasks. Plenary task - Summarising task. Further reading - A range of appropriate further reading websites provided.
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WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-20. Amazon - Tropical rainforest case study

WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-20. Amazon - Tropical rainforest case study

his lesson has been created to address the AQA Geography A-Level specification. It includes; - Starter task to recap and assess prior learning with hyperlinked video. - Clear learning objectives and success criteria linked to the specification. - New information to introduce the case study and role of tropical rainforests in both the carbon and water cycles. - The main learning activity is an independent research task, which is supported with clear 'to-do' list and a wide range of further reading material (hyperlinked as usual at the end of the PPT). - Plenary task to review learning. - Further reading - with hyperlinked web pages (as mentioned earlier).
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Quantitative skills: Spearman's Rank and Chi Squared

Quantitative skills: Spearman's Rank and Chi Squared

This lesson is designed to meet requirements of the Geography AQA A-Level specification on quantitative and qualitative skills. As per my usual format this lesson consists of; - Starter activity to get them thinking about prior knowledge and using this to link to this lessons learning (the learning linked to this is found on slides 12-16 as I set this as for students to work on in study time/homework). - Learning objectives and success criteria that are clearly linked to the specification. - New information on Spearman's rank and chi squared with examples designed to work through as a class or in teams, with supporting worksheet at the very end of the PPT. - Plenary/application task - to consolidate learning from the lesson. - Further reading with hyperlinked websites. - Further study - hyperlink and consolidating exam style question on fieldwork techniques that would be used in coastal areas.
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ECOSYSTEMS + TROPICAL RAINFORESTS: 5. Deforestation in the Amazon

ECOSYSTEMS + TROPICAL RAINFORESTS: 5. Deforestation in the Amazon

This lesson resource has been created to address the AQA Geography GCSE topic on 'The Living World' with a focus on ecosystems and and tropical rainforests. It includes; - Starter - with key facts to get students into the right mindset for this lessons learning. - Clear learning objectives and success criteria, with reference to the exam specification - New information and learning tasks with supporting hyperlinked video clip and reference to the AQA GCSE Geography text book by R. Kitchen at al, Cambridge, to identify, describe and explain the different reasons for deforestation in the Amazon. To support this learning there is a consolidation question with differentiated answer sheet. - Plenary task to summarise/consolidate learning from this lesson - Further reading - hyperlinks provided.
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ECOSYSTEMS + TROPICAL RAINFORESTS: 6. Impacts of deforestation (Amazon)

ECOSYSTEMS + TROPICAL RAINFORESTS: 6. Impacts of deforestation (Amazon)

This lesson resource has been created to address the AQA Geography GCSE topic on 'The Living World' with a focus on ecosystems and and tropical rainforests. It includes; - Starter - activity to get students into the right mindset for this lessons learning. - Clear learning objectives and success criteria, with reference to the exam specification - New information and learning tasks with supporting hyperlinked video clip to identify, describe and explain the impacts of deforestation on climate change, the nutrient cycle (activity sheets for this task at the end of the PPT) and the economy in Brazil. - Plenary task to summarise/consolidate learning from this lesson.
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CHALLENGES OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: 2. Resources in UK: Food

CHALLENGES OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: 2. Resources in UK: Food

This resource has been created for the AQA GCSE Geography topic 'challenges to resource management'. It focussed upon the UK case study and explores demand for food, agribusinesses and carbon footprints. Due to the range of areas covered this took me 2 lessons to deliver. This PPT resource includes; Starter task - to get them thinking about the topic content of this lesson. Clear learning objectives with success criteria. A range of new information is provided to introduce and develop understanding of UK food - our changing demands and where our food comes from (links to globalisation), agribusinesses and carbon footprints. This information is found on the slides (texts and images) and as hyperlinks to appropriate video clips, along with a variety of learning tasks. Plenary task - to sum up the learning from this lesson. Further reading - Variety of appropriate and informative hyperlinks to relevant website and suggested further reading linked to a text book too.
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GCSE Geog assessment: Map skills, tectonic hazards, weather hazards + climate change

GCSE Geog assessment: Map skills, tectonic hazards, weather hazards + climate change

We have exams at the end of term 1 and so I have created this assessment that tests students knowledge on topics we have covered so far; - Map skills - grid references and measuring distances - Tectonic hazards - Weather hazards - Climate change This exam lasts 1 hour and is worth 53 marks. There is no mark scheme but I apply the generic mark scheme for 6 and 9 mark answers, which is available from AQA.
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WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-End of topic assessment

WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-End of topic assessment

This assessment has been created to test the learning of the AQA Geography A-Level topic 'Water and Carbon'. The assessment is made up of my own questions, which are written in the style of the sample material shared by AQA. I have also constructed a mark scheme, where again I looked at the AQA example and then tailored it to the questions asked.
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Geographical Fieldwork Investigation: Self assessment for the NEA

Geographical Fieldwork Investigation: Self assessment for the NEA

This lesson resource has been created to help enable students to reflect effectively on their independent study, as per the rules of independence set out in the specification for the AQA A-Level in Geography. In this PPT the mark scheme is broken down and allows the teacher to discuss each element without being specific about an individual piece of work. There are supporting hand-outs (at the end of the PPT) where students can made notes to annotate the mark scheme and then add comments about the strengths and areas for development in their own work when taking into account the mark scheme. Using these notes students can then make improvements and modifications to their NEA/independent study.
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CHANGING PLACES: 4. Place studies [Near and distant]

CHANGING PLACES: 4. Place studies [Near and distant]

These resources have been created to address the AQA Geography A-Level specification. I taught this concurrently to other lessons linked to the changing places topic as this is a guided but ultimately independent study, which I hoped would help build some skills and resilience which will ultimately help them with the NEA. There are two PPTs one which explores near places and one for a distant case study. Students need to pick their near study as it has to be somewhere they know well, the distant should be somewhere they don't know and quite contrasting. The near resource does include links to places but ultimately helps students to create a case study for whatever location they choose. The distant place study is for Oldham. It includes; - Starter task - Clear learning objectives and success criteria linked to the specification. - New information, hyperlinks to a range of relevant websites (for both quantitative and qualitative sources) and clear outline of activities that guide students through the creation of their own place study. The guidance includes clear instruction about how to navigate key websites to find the useful information they need to be able to create a quality place study. The NEAR PPT resource has weblinks relating to 3 different places but if these are not chosen good sites for collecting secondary data and ideas on different types of secondary data (both quantitative and qualitative) that can be utilised. - Further reading - wide range of hyperlinked web pages provided.
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CHANGING PLACES:6. Meanings and representations LIVERPOOL

CHANGING PLACES:6. Meanings and representations LIVERPOOL

This lesson has been created to address the AQA Geography A-Level specification. It includes; - Starter task - to recap prior learning relevant to this lesson. - Clear learning objectives and success criteria linked to the specification. - New information, hyperlinked video clips/websites and activities that use the case study of Liverpool to explore the meanings and relationships in this urban environment. Another supporting resource which is ideal for this lesson is Geofile 506 from September 2005 - I was able to find this online for free, however for me to share it on this site would no doubt infringe on some copyright laws, so have a look and you should be able to find it with little difficulty. - Plenary - exam style question.
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CHANGING PLACES:2. Factors influencing the character of places

CHANGING PLACES:2. Factors influencing the character of places

This lesson has been created to address the AQA Geography A-Level specification. It includes; - Starter task - to recap and encourage students to think about media and place (with supporting hyperlink) - Clear learning objectives and success criteria linked to the specification. - New information, hyperlinked video clips and activities (student hand-out at end of PPT) that recap and develop learning from previous lesson (1. Introducing 'PLACE') on media vs experienced places using a case study to illustrate, card sort task on exogenous and endogenous factors affecting place and introduction of concepts of placelessness and also globalisation (which links to other A-Level topic). - Plenary task to review learning. - Homework - fieldwork activity linked to placelessness (the worksheet for this has been provided, but as a free resource available on-line this is not included in the price of this resource.) - Further reading - with hyperlinked web pages.
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ECOSYSTEMS + TROPICAL RAINFORESTS: 2. Distribution of biomes

ECOSYSTEMS + TROPICAL RAINFORESTS: 2. Distribution of biomes

This lesson resource has been created to address the AQA Geography GCSE topic on 'The Living World' with a focus on ecosystems and and tropical rainforests. It includes; - Starter - to get students into the right mind set for this lessons learning. - Clear learning objectives and success criteria, with reference to the exam specification - Range of new information and learning tasks with supporting hyperlinked video clip to identify, describe and explain the distribution of large scale ecosystems (biomes). To support this learning there is a worksheet, found towards the end of the PPT which is ideal for SEN or students requiring more structure for written tasks. - Plenary task to summarise/consolidate learning from this lesson - Homework task - exam question with differentiated support question sheets and markscheme.
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ECOSYSTEMS + TROPICAL RAINFORESTS: 3. Introduction to tropical rainforests

ECOSYSTEMS + TROPICAL RAINFORESTS: 3. Introduction to tropical rainforests

These lesson resources have been created to address the AQA Geography GCSE topic on 'The Living World' with a focus on ecosystems and and tropical rainforests. All my lessons have a standard structure; - Starter - to get students into the right mind set for this lessons learning with sound bite task (hyperlinked). - Clear learning objectives and success criteria, with reference to the exam specification - Range of new information and learning tasks with supporting hyperlinked video clip to describe and explain the location of tropical rainforests and introduce climate and biodiversity found in this type of large ecosystem (biome). - Plenary task to summarise/consolidate learning from this lesson. - Further reading - appropriate websites hyperlinked for students to use for further information.
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WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-12. Factors driving change - Carbon cycle

WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-12. Factors driving change - Carbon cycle

This lesson has been created to address the AQA Geography A-Level specification. It includes; - Starter task - fun task (!) to consolidate prior knowledge on this topic (key words for this at the end of the PPT). - Clear learning objectives and success criteria linked to the specification. - New information (sheets at the end of the PPT taken from my self published study guide) and activities to introduce, describe and explain factors driving change to the carbon cycle at different scales. - Plenary task to review learning. - Further reading - with hyperlinked web pages.
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WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-11. Intro to carbon cycles

WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-11. Intro to carbon cycles

This lesson has been created to address the AQA Geography A-Level specification. It includes; - Starter task - to assess any prior knowledge on this topic. - Clear learning objectives and success criteria linked to the specification. - New information and activities to introduce, describe and explain how what carbon is, the carbon cycle and the size and distribution of carbon in the spheres. - Plenary task to review learning .
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CHANGING PLACES:3. Relationships and connections

CHANGING PLACES:3. Relationships and connections

This lesson has been created to address the AQA Geography A-Level specification. It includes; - Starter task - to recap prior learning from last lesson [2. Factors influencing the character of places] - Clear learning objectives and success criteria linked to the specification. - New information and activities that introduce a variety of key terms linked to relationships and connections in relation to place, such as dynamic, sense of place, rural-urban continuum. In addition to new information there is a learning task linked to text book A/AS Level Geography student book by A Bowen et al. Cambridge. - Plenary task to review learning. - Further reading - with hyperlinked web pages, including a 'challenge' reading link.
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