Just some quick revision resources for the exam paper on Thursday.


For students readers.

Remember you already have your A3 revision sheets and case study booklets. Make sure you have been through your checklist and attempted some of the frequently asked questions. These can be downloaded below.

Paper.2 checklist

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Paper.2 frequently asked questions

19kb docx
Paper.2 quick tips 3mb pptx

Revision will be in the sixth-form hall periods 4, 5 and 6 on Wednesday. The examination is Thursday morning.

Geography for a pound…

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Thank you if you attended the workshop yesterday. A particular thanks to Alan Parkinson (who basically organised me and the workshop- it should have been his name under the title.) and John Sayers who were my co-presenters, thereby making sure I didn’t have too much time to humiliate myself.

The aim of the workshop was to consider informal collaboration of practitioners, as a way of developing approaches that aid student learning and engagement.

Alan will be collating all the resources on his blog at a later date. During the workshop I briefly discussed some areas of collaboration from my own practice.

I then referred to an article (again via Alan!) by Isbella Wallace about her use of poundstore pedaogogy. Adapting this idea for geography, I asked colleagues to devise some approaches using five items from the Tesco’s Handy range. The results can be viewed in this Google presentation.

Not bad for five minutes thinking. If you would like to add to the presentation please let me know. I also apologise if I have missed your idea or attributed it to someone else.

Thanks again.

2010 Eruption of Eyjafjallajökull Revisited

I’ve never taught volcanoes at GCSE, so this will be interesting. As a case study of primary and secondary hazards I’m returning to Eyjafjallajökull. This is my starter…


I’ve adapted a topical resource that I made at the time…

This will be followed by a classification exercise, which I will do whole class by printing the statements A4 and distributing them around the classroom. Students can then note the impacts on the provided worksheet. I’ve also included a case study summary and an example exam question. The resources, without a couple of video clips, can be downloaded below.

Introductory PowerPoint 6.95mb pptx
Impact Statements 80kb pptx
Worksheet 128kb docx
Case study summary 60kb docx
Example exam question 17kb docx

Alternatively, you can download them from my TES resource page.

For Key Stage 3 and beyond…