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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 →

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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 →

Colour chart: Chains of reasoning

I am currently teaching my Year 10 students ecosystems from the new AQA GCSE (2016). With one of my first lessons being to explore 'The balance between components. The impact on the ecosystem of changing one component' (AQA GCSE Geography... Continue Reading →

Homework calendars

This year as a department our focus was to increase frequency of homework across Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 whilst reducing the need for teachers to remember to set the homework each week. Therefore we decided to trial... Continue Reading →

Geography display ideas

It is close to that time of year, OPEN EVENING, and therefore time to refresh displays. I have dedicated a large portion of my time over the last two years to revamping our department displays. I have included a photo... Continue Reading →

Polaroid montage

A new element of the new AQA GCSE Geography specification, requires students to understand characteristics of coastal and river landforms. Therefore I wanted to create a number of resources which students would be enthusiastic to complete, rather than them passively... Continue Reading →

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