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Request to retest

Last year Mrs Humanities (aka Victoria) shared this intriguing strategy as a way of offering students the chance to take responsibility for disappointing mark in assessments. As a result of failing to read the questions carefully, lack of preparation or... Continue Reading →

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Mystery Christmas puzzles

Last year I took the time to develop a number of Christmas puzzles to give students the opportunity to practice grid references. For each puzzle students were required to colour various squares in with a specific colour. Once completed the Christmas... Continue Reading →

If geography was…

Out of the box questioning is a fantastic strategy to promote and challenge students critical thinking, analysis and problem solving skills. 'If geography was...' is just one example of lateral thinking, as a means to describe questioning requiring out of... Continue Reading →

Interactive notebooks

An alternative way of presenting information learnt in class, offering students the opportunity to summarise their learning in a more innovative way. This approach differs from typical note taking as students are asked to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson... Continue Reading →

AQA generic mark schemes

Many departments have sought every opportunity, since the introduction of the new GCSE specifications, to embed as many examination questions into their curriculum as possible. The intention being to provide students with as much practice as possible running up to... Continue Reading →

GCSE support strip

Mrs R (aka @mrsrgeog) many months ago shared her brilliant 'GCSE support bookmark' in order for students to use when completing GCSE examination questions (see below). I have #magpied her original concept (available here) and adapted the bookmark to include generic... Continue Reading →

Reverse location descriptions

Example 1: ' Mexico is next to the USA.' Example 2: 'Antarctica is at the bottom of our planet.' Example 3: 'Spain is left of France. '   You yourself may have also come across a similar examples when asking... Continue Reading →

Geography career top trumps: GUEST POST BY @geography_meg

“Miss, would Geography help me if I want to be a pilot?” Aside from direct jobs related to Geography, conversations revealed that some of my students did not see the links between skills learned in Geography and a variety of... Continue Reading →

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