Throughout the rivers unit I have included a focus on the importance of constant revision. This is the activity to be completed on the first week. Students will take a multiple intelligences test to see which way they learn best. From there they will look at a website that recommends different revision methods based on their learning style. Very useful if this unit is completed before a mock exam.
This is the second week of revision homework. Students are asked to create flash cards for the key terms we have learned throughout the rivers unit. This is a method of studying that most students forget to take advantage of and they can keep the flash cards for their mock exam revision.
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 is an exam-style assessment to be used at the end of the Urban Issues and Challenges unit as part of the new AQA GCSE geography unit. Marks can be easily converted to the new 1-9 grades.
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 is the second lesson in a series on river landscapes in the UK for the new AQA GCSE geography specification. This lesson goes over the processes and features that occur in the upper course of a river. If this unit is taught after coasts then this reviews their knowledge of erosional processes. This lesson looks at how erosion plays a role in the forming of truncated spurs, waterfalls and gorges and includes differentiated activities.
This is a lesson designed to introduce students to river features and river basins and involves the creation of a pop-up river basin. This lesson also involves looking at a river close to the school and can easily be adapted to any other location.
Lesson 5/5 on Cold Environments using northern Canada as a case study. This lesson goes over how cold environments are currently being managed in other parts of the world and students will determine what could apply to Canada.
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 seventh lesson in a series on urban issues and challenges as part of the new AQA GCSE geography specification. This lesson covers the management of favelas in Rio de Janeiro as part of the case study of a city in an NEE. Students will evaluate which management is most effective and practice answering 9 mark exam questions.
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 lesson is an additional lesson to begin a case study unit looking at the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Students use their knowledge of population and learn how to read choropleth maps to understand which areas in Kenya are the most and least populated and can determine the best place for a national park.
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 lesson is the first in a series on rivers designed for KS3 Geography. This is a recap of student's knowledge on the water cycle as an introduction to the rivers unit.
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.
Lesson 6/7 on tropical rainforests for the new AQA GCSE specification. This lesson covers both the physical and human effects of deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest.
The powerpoint and resources needed for the first of 3 lessons on ecosystems for the new AQA GCSE specification. This lesson covers an introduction to ecosystems.
Lesson 2/5 on cold environments for the new AQA GCSE specification. This lesson looks at how cold environments can be developed with a case study area on the northern territories of Canada. This case study can easily be adapted if you are unfamiliar with Canadian geography. The lesson first goes over the location of the case study and then starts looking at how this area can be developed through mining, energy, tourism and fishing.