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I have been teaching for over 20 years and am a HOD. I have also been an AQA GCSE examiner for the last two years. My resources are created for mixed ability classes in an urban comprehensive school.

I have been teaching for over 20 years and am a HOD. I have also been an AQA GCSE examiner for the last two years. My resources are created for mixed ability classes in an urban comprehensive school.
Micro-climate fieldwork and write up 5 lessons + homework
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Micro-climate fieldwork and write up 5 lessons + homework

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Lesson 1 is a lesson about Micro-climate, what it means and how we could conduct a fieldwork around school. Lesson 2 is the fieldwork lesson Lessons 3-5 are the write-up lessons (this may take less or more lessons dependent upon ability) There is a write-up booklet for Lower Ability Pupils and an instruction sheet for everybody else. We have taught this to years 7,8 and 9 over the last few years and found it equally appropriate for all year groups.
Economic Development in India
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Economic Development in India

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Two lessons on how India has developed since 1990 - present day and the impact of TNCS with the example of Coca Cola. Topics covered by the lessons are; employment sectors, development indicators, what a TNC is and how TNCs impact on places, how Coca Cola has impacted India. The lessons have been designed as part of a Year 8 topic on World Development for mixed ability boys. The are LAPS sheets for lower ability students and ‘moving on’ tasks /HAPS sheets for higher ability students.
Antarctica - Geography, opportunities and threats
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Antarctica - Geography, opportunities and threats

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Three lessons which could take four on the Geography and future of Antarctica. These lessons were designed as an example/case study for a wider topic on Sustainability. They have been used with mixed ability year 9 boys with success. There are LAPS and HAPS sheet to ensure that the learning is accessible to all.
Mystery - on migration from North Africa to Europe
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Mystery - on migration from North Africa to Europe

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This resource is also in my POPULATION scheme of work. This is one lesson that I designed from a news article that featured in the Times. Students unravel a mystery to discover why a mother lost her son. It also covers the positive and negative impacts of migrants to the countries they move to. The lesson was designed for a mixed ability boys class and has LAPS sheets to make it accessible to lower ability students.
Mapping Development - using Gapminder
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Mapping Development - using Gapminder

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This lesson involves using Gapminder to work through a series of activities that will help learners to appreciate where HICs, LICs and NEEs are located and how they have changed over time. There are TWO levels of worksheet, one for the core and one for Lower Ability Pupils (LAPS sheet). My students really enjoyed this activity as they are actively learning for themselves throughout. The plenary asks students how relevant the Brandt line is today.
AQA A Level Changing Places - Revision Lesson - Who changes places?
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AQA A Level Changing Places - Revision Lesson - Who changes places?

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This is a revision activity on Changing Places. It took my class 2 lessons to complete and they found it very useful in tying all their ideas together. Students complete the mind map at the start in pairs and then discuss as a group. This is related to exam questions from Sample Papers. The exam answer document is based around the first question and on our local study area. Slides 5&6 are about how local people can instigate change in an area. The Hyperlink is to a documentary on Detroit Soup. After this we discussed how influential local people can be. Slide 7 was blown up to A3 and students then spent the second lesson filling this in with examples and impacts of the changes that have taken place. The Regeneration Document is a supporting document about how National governments can influence change in places.
AQA A Level Population and Environment - Soil problems and management
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AQA A Level Population and Environment - Soil problems and management

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This took two lessons to complete with my A Level group with ability levels ranging from grades A to E. The lessons involve practical activities which my students enjoyed but also found challenging. You will need either the Oxford AQA Human Geography textbook pp198-201 or The Cambridge Book p420-423. Students to read through the textbook and and then complete the cut and stick activity into a table. Then working in pairs give one student the first two photographs and the other the second two. They complete the sheet they have been given and then discuss their ideas with each other. The 20 mark question was set for homework.
AQA Geography A Level Population and Environment - Food Security
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AQA Geography A Level Population and Environment - Food Security

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Students need p202-205 of the Oxford Human Geography textbook along with copies of slides 7-9 and the news article attached. Explain what food security is and discuss figure 1 on p202. Students to analyse the pattern on the map. Using the spider diagram – explain the main causes of food poverty and the various strategies used to alleviate it. Discuss the limitations of some of them. Pupils to read through p 202-205 in the textbook and the slides 7&8 and complete activities. My students followed this up with a homework research task on intensive agriculture in Almeria and its impacts.
AQA A Level Geography Global Systems Topic - Governance of Antarctica
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AQA A Level Geography Global Systems Topic - Governance of Antarctica

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Starter – attention grabbing headline to go with image of ice shelves breaking up. Pupils to read through the typed sheet and highlight roles, successes and failures. Then read through one of the news articles below. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/ross-sea-marine-protected-area-antarctica/ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/28/worlds-largest-marine-park-created-in-ross-sea-in-antarctica-in-landmark-deal Complete activity 3. Students end by playing Taboo - cut the cards out and give each pair of students a set. One person describes the word/issue/example on the card and other has to guess it.
NEW Population full scheme of work and resources 12 lessons
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NEW Population full scheme of work and resources 12 lessons

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A new scheme of work on population including all resources. Each lesson has been designed with activities for mixed ability classes, with lower ability activities (LAPS) and ‘moving on’ tasks/HAPS within the same class. The unit starts off with investigating population distribution and density, population pyramids and then explores patterns of birth and death rates around the world. There is a GIS lesson using Datashine to explore Cultural Diversity and a Mystery activity designed to teach students about migration. The unit ends with the challenges and opportunities in Jakarta. There is a test at the end of the unit that has been written in a GCSE format with a markscheme and a feedback lesson.
Coral Reefs - Chasing Coral Documentary
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Coral Reefs - Chasing Coral Documentary

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I designed this activity around the Netflix Documentary Chasing Coral. The lesson starts with a Disciplinary Literacy strategy on synonyms and antonyms. Students spend the first lesson using an Atlas to locate Coral reefs and then watch clips of the film and complete the worksheet. The Clips are noted on slide 6. For the follow up lesson students brought in some of their own research to complete their own information leaflet OR a display piece. Our students really enjoyed this topic and we ended up creating a whole department display on this issue.