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I'm a HOD for an outstanding school in Tameside and specialise in creating KS3 resources than compliment the skills and understanding needed for the KS4 Geography curriculum.

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I'm a HOD for an outstanding school in Tameside and specialise in creating KS3 resources than compliment the skills and understanding needed for the KS4 Geography curriculum.
travel and tourism unit 1 consumer technology and online booking systems
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travel and tourism unit 1 consumer technology and online booking systems

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This lesson is part of the examination assessed unit 1 2013 onwards specification. It covers the role of consumer technologies ; multimedia and online booking systems and their advantages and disadvantages for consumers and businesses. There is so very little out there on this that I hope someone else may benefit from my hours of preparation!
describing data sets using mean median and mode
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describing data sets using mean median and mode

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A step-by step guide to help students describe numerical data sets in geography, a core skill for the paper 3 examination in AQA GCSE. Students practise applying this skills to 2 examination type questions with answers provided, linked to Chile earthquake aftershock data.
football economy in Manchester
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football economy in Manchester

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Ks3 full lesson written for year 7 ‘Manchester’ themes scheme of work, aimed at deepening their understanding of the city and how football supports the local economy. includes literacy skills through report reading, and a fun starter game where students move around the room to test their understanding on local football teams. Differentiated main activity for low ability students.
keyword -odd-on-out for ' Changing Economic World'
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keyword -odd-on-out for ' Changing Economic World'

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A greater revision or starter resource to recap on the meanings of keywords from the AQA specification A GCSE curriculum. Students must select the odd word out from sets of 4 to identify differences between types of aid, causes of inequality etc. Answers/ justifications are also provided. Great revision tool for the paper 2 examination. Keywords could also be cut out and used in a ‘pass- the parcel’ revision game- this worked well with my year 11’s.
UK coastline features, Swanage Bay skills
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UK coastline features, Swanage Bay skills

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A good worksheet aimed at exam skills of photo annotation ( of a an arch and a bay) and describing a UK named coastline. Students refer to processes of erosion and deposition to explain the formation of landforms along the Dorset/ Swanage Bay area, which is an ‘example’ needed for the Paper 2 examination for AQA . Students then complete a gap fill exercise to answer a 6 mark examination question; '“Describe the human and physical features of a UK coastline you have studied ( 6 marks).
coastal landforms of deposition
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coastal landforms of deposition

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A full lesson which can be done with internet research or with textbooks/ revision guides. Student are introduced to a range of landforms and must summarise their formation onto a worksheet grid with links to relevant sites. A detailed annotation task of sand-dunes is included.
GIS and the impact of climate change in our oceans
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GIS and the impact of climate change in our oceans

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A full lesson looking at how geo-stationary satelites are used to monitor the impact of climate change in our oceans and a worksheet with questions linked to an article on GIS technology within the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Written for year 9, but could work well with higher ability Ks3 classes.
human and physical fieldwork comparison grid
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human and physical fieldwork comparison grid

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This is a table designed to compare all major aspects of your chosen human/ physical fieldwork for GCSE Geography. Written specifically for AQA specification and filled in with examples from Urban regeneration and a coastal long-shore drift investigation, it can easily be adapted to suit your needs. Great revision tool for the paper 3 examination.
Ghana, Green Revolution in an LIC/ NEE
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Ghana, Green Revolution in an LIC/ NEE

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This task allows students to visit the BBC Bitesize website to analyse written information to answer a series of questions on how farming has improved thanks to new technology. This is well differentiated and includes an image annotation examination style question and answers to all questions. Designed for the topic ’ Changing Economic World’ for AQA GCSE curriculum.
GIS air pollution UK investigation
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GIS air pollution UK investigation

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This is a stand-alone activity using De Bono’s thinking skills/ hats to analysis a GIS image of air pollution levels accorss the uk. There is a link to the met office website to help complete the task, and an extension activity for the more able. The questions are colour-coded into the 6 hats, however you don’t need any prior knowlege on these to utilize the resource. Originally written for our year 9 GIS scheme of work.
human and physical fieldwork keywords
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human and physical fieldwork keywords

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A homework based task where students have to learn and memorize the definitions of all fieldwork related terminology in preparation for examinations. May also be a useful reference guide to help low ability learners to access examination & practice assessments on their fieldwork theory. Made to complement the AQA spec GCSE.
Urban fieldwork A3 knowlege organiser
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Urban fieldwork A3 knowlege organiser

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A versatile and very popular A3 knowelge organiser based on all aspects of enquiry for the human fieldwork element of the AQA specification A curriculum. This is designed on the investigation of the regeneration process in Salford Quays. Completed model-copies can be displayed as a learning tool poster within the classroom. It’s a great way to summarise all their revision in one place.
Nigeria debt relief article analysis
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Nigeria debt relief article analysis

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A literacy based starter activity to get students to understand the benefits of debt relief for NEE’s and LIC’s. A link is provided to the relevant news article in question. Higher ability challenge question included. Directly linked to AQA specification A curriculum for ’ Changing Economic World.’
Manchester key events timeline homework
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Manchester key events timeline homework

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Made for a year 7 Manchester SOW, this promoted numeracy, literacy and independant research skills. Student pick 10 key historical events that shaped Manchester and present them in a timeline format. Help given to ensure students draw accurate and appropiate scales for their work. Can easily be adapted for another named city.
Manchester features map hunt
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Manchester features map hunt

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A differentiated main activity to allow students to find important places within the city of Manchester using an OS map. Could easily be adapted to other cities. Good for a range of abilities and incorporates 4 and figure grid references and extention task for independant work of more able using online Bing maps GIS free website.
Tropical rainforest Management in the Amazon
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Tropical rainforest Management in the Amazon

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This is a great visual revision resource for GCSE AQA Spec, covering the basics on causes, effects and sustainable management strategies for the Amazon Rainforest case study. I initially gave students blank copies of a tree and asked them to fill in their own knowlege, then gave my filled out version to lower ability students. They then used this infomation to help answer a range of past paper questions on the case study. There are 2 exam questions below the work sheet to test their understanding.
Tornadoes: Extreme Weather
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Tornadoes: Extreme Weather

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This is a lesson looking at trends in extreme tornadoes and where they occur. Activities include a mapping activity, analyzing data and a group facts race exercise, followed by a journalistic report.