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River ‘bake off’

As a cross-curricular homework activity, last term, students were asked to create a cake encompassing a river theme. Students were allowed to work individually or in small groups in order to design, make and model a river feature into an... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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 →

Tectonic plate balloons

The first homework task of this academic year for Year 9 was to create and label a balloon to show the geographical distribution of tectonic plate boundaries. The objective behind this homework was to enable students to demonstrate their spatial... 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 →

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3D model challenge

This activity was completed by Key Stage 3 students as a homework competition, and I was blown away by the amazing work which was produced! Instructions: Choose a country, continent  or landscape in order to design a 3D model. You... Continue Reading →

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