This assessment covers concepts learned about ecosystems and tropical rainforests. It is designed as a "mock exam" and is done in the style of the sample papers provided as part of the new AQA GCSE specification. Both the assessment and the marking scheme are attached.
This lesson is the first in the series for the new GCSE geography specification for the Challenges in the Human Environment Paper. This lesson covers what is urbanisation and looks at changes in population globally over time, reasons for urbanisation and trends in rates of urbanisation.
This lesson also introduces the new key terms of HICs, NEEs, and LICs.
This is the second lesson in a series on urbanisation for the new AQA GCSE specification. This lesson covers why people move to megacities. As a precursor, you can watch Andrew Marr's Megacities Living in the City (easily found on youtube) and students can complete the megacities worksheet.
Afterwards, the lesson covers push and pull factors and the distribution of megacities.
This is the fourth lesson in a series on rivers for the new AQA GCSE specification. This lesson covers the processes and features that occurs in the lower course of a river. This includes processes of deposition and the creation of estuaries, floodplains and levees.
This is the fourth lesson in a series for the Urban Issues and challenges unit in the new AQA GCSE specification. This is the second lesson focusing on the Rio De Janeiro case study. This lesson looks at the social challenges being faced by Rio: education, healthcare, electricity, water and the solutions the city has put in place to solve them.
This lesson will have students examining and discussing the advantages and disadvantages to genetically modified crops (GMOs), and organic farming and it's application to the rural development of the great plains in the USA.
This lesson introduces how humans use rivers for different purposes. They are also introduced to the idea of land use conflict. This lesson focuses around local rivers near my school but can be easily adapted to use other local rivers.
This is the fifth lesson in a series on urban issues and challenges as part of the new AQA GCSE geography specification. This lesson focuses on the economic issues in Rio de Janeiro and how these issues link to social issues like crime as well as how these issues are currently being solved.
This is an exam-style assessment for the Coasts unit as part of the new AQA GCSE geography specification. This assessment covers information on weathering and mass movement, types of waves, coastal processes and coastal features.
This lesson covers the transportation processes that occur in the Middle course and looks at the formation of meanders.
For this lesson there is a hands on activity that requires students to look at 3 different sized "particles" that they have to determine how they move. I used balloons, small tennis balls and balls of play-doh all acquired from the pound shop. You could also use other materials.
Students also complete this task while listening to the song Proud Mary because, well, rolling on the river.
Enjoy the pun!
This lesson looks into the depositional features created in the lower course of a river. It focuses on oxbow lakes and deltas.
There is also a second powerpoint which provides an option of turning the lesson into an ICT lesson if you have access to ICT resources.
This bundle contains all of the lessons for a KS3 unit on Rivers that goes over the processes and features for the upper, middle and lower course.
The lessons start with an overview of the water cycle to introduce students to how rivers form. It then covers the upper course processes (erosion), features (waterfalls, gorges), middle course processes (transportation), features (meanders), lower course processes (deposition), features (oxbow lakes, deltas), and also includes an assessment designed as a mid-unit assessment to go over what has been learned so far.
Excellent hands-on activities and can easily be adapted for GCSE!
This is the third lesson in a series on Rivers for the new AQA GCSE Geography specification. This lesson covers the processes and features formed in the middle course of a river including transportation, meanders and oxbow lakes.