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I am a Science and Geography teacher in an international school. My resources relate to KS3 and KS4 Science and Geography following the Cambridge IGCSE and Checkpoint Curricula. My partner is also a teacher of Spanish, French and German so we make resources for these subjects too.

I am a Science and Geography teacher in an international school. My resources relate to KS3 and KS4 Science and Geography following the Cambridge IGCSE and Checkpoint Curricula. My partner is also a teacher of Spanish, French and German so we make resources for these subjects too.
Development Indicators Worksheet - KS3 or KS4
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Development Indicators Worksheet - KS3 or KS4

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A worksheet introducing pupils to development indicators. Explains the difference between different types of indicators, when and why they are used, and the flaws in them. Pupils are also asked to make their own development indicator and explain why it would be effective.
Industrial Location and Map Task - KS3/4 Geography Industry Unit
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Industrial Location and Map Task - KS3/4 Geography Industry Unit

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This worksheet introduces pupils to the factors affecting the location of industry, industrial sectors, and selecting appropriate locations for industry on a map. It engages their higher order thinking skills by encouraging them to use their new knowledge to make decisions regarding where to locate 3 different industries. The sheet is likely to take high-ability learners around 30minutes and average students a little longer.
IGCSE Geography Weather Unit Assessment (45 mins)
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IGCSE Geography Weather Unit Assessment (45 mins)

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An assessment covering all sub-topics in the Weather unit of the Cambridge IGCSE syllabus. Includes isobar-reading, climate graph reading, and max-min thermometer reading questions as well as extended answers on Stevenson screens and other areas of the unit.
KS3 Geography - Locating Land Uses
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KS3 Geography - Locating Land Uses

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This is a self-made map and exercise worksheet that helps KS3 pupils to practice their decision-making skills and choose the most and least suitable sites for various land uses and give reasons why.
Urban Fieldwork Booklet IGCSE
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Urban Fieldwork Booklet IGCSE

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Urban fieldwork booklet with land use surveys, environmental quality surveys, traffic counts, pedestrian counts and a questionnaire. Introduces GCSE pupils to the basics of urban fieldwork. The booklet is designed for Malaga, Spain, but could be adapted to any other city with 5 minutes of work.
IGCSE Geography - Extended Physical Exam Questions
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IGCSE Geography - Extended Physical Exam Questions

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An extended test (60 marks) on all areas of the Natural Environment section of the IGCSE Geography course. Can be used either as a test (best over a double lesson) or as a lengthy homework task building exam technique. The test also contains a guide as to how to structure exam answers and a self-evaluation task for pupils to identify areas of strength/weakness.
Energy Resources, Supply and Use Worksheet
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Energy Resources, Supply and Use Worksheet

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Worksheet ideal for KS3 or KS4 Science or Geography. Introduces types of energy resource, the advantages and disadvantages of each, how we use energy, why different countries use different types of energy, and improves graph skils.
Tourism Extension Task - KS4 Geography or Travel and Tourism
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Tourism Extension Task - KS4 Geography or Travel and Tourism

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A 2 page worksheet including exam-style questions, comprehension and graph reading and completion exercises on tourism, types of tourism, the tourism boom and how tourism impacts destination countries. In my experience this will take KS3/4 pupils a minimum of 45 minutes to complete and usually over an hour.
Rainforest Protection and Use Decision Making Task
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Rainforest Protection and Use Decision Making Task

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Ideal for KS3 or KS4. The worksheet deals with land use in the Indonesian rainforest and asks pupils to read about the standpoints of different groups including miners, farmers, local council members and others and make a decision on how to use the rainforest most effectively. This culminates in pupils using a map of Borneo (given on the worksheet) to zone different land uses in the most appropriate places and explain why they chose each area. The sheet can work as an activity on its own or could be used to scaffold a debate task. Resource created for the Environmental Management part of Geography IGCSE Theme 3 but could be used at various levels as the language in the task is not too challenging.
IGCSE Coordinated Science - Rates of Reaction Unit Slides and Test
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IGCSE Coordinated Science - Rates of Reaction Unit Slides and Test

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This resource includes the slides and unit test for the rates of reaction unit from the Coordinated Science 2018 syllabus. The slides include an introduction and description of all parts of the Rates of Reaction unit, revision tasks and links to useful videos. The unit test includes rate graph-reading, balancing equations, bond energy calculations, factors affecting rate, exothermic and endothermic reactions and enthalpy change diagrams.
Geography Year 10/11 - End of Year Assessment Pack
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Geography Year 10/11 - End of Year Assessment Pack

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One physical and one human geography assessment, each out of 33 marks. In total, this should be over 2 lessons of around 45-50 minutes. The test is built for the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum but would also suit National 5 and GCSE well. Topics covered: Volcanoes and earthquakes Rivers Coasts Fieldwork Rainforests and Deserts Weather and Climate Population Dynamics Population distribution and density Mapping Migration
Year 8-10 Geography Dominoes Task
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Year 8-10 Geography Dominoes Task

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Quick intro task (around 10 mins) ideal for classes at the beginning or end of the year. Pupils must match the red end of one card with the black of another in order to make a circular chain of dominoes.
Science Magnetism Unit Slides (KS3 Year 8 Checkpoint)
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Science Magnetism Unit Slides (KS3 Year 8 Checkpoint)

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These are slides that give your pupils all the notes needed to complete the Year 8 Checkpoint Science Magnetism Unit. The slides also detail an experiment on how to make your own compass as a suitable experiment to go with the unit. I have also included 3 images I created as separate files so that they can be used in tests/worksheets relating to magnetism should you wish.
Farming Task/Extension KS3 or KS4 Geography
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Farming Task/Extension KS3 or KS4 Geography

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Task focusing on inputs, processes, outputs and feedbacks of different farming systems. Introduces pupils to different types of farming e.g. arable, commercial, intensive, and gets them to develop a farming system model. A challenging task at KS3 level or one which matches the syllabus very closely at KS4. Also appropriate for National 5.