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No more than 5 words

‘No more than 5 words’ is a simple strategy to encourage students to try and recall prior information recently read. This strategy works brilliantly alongside ‘home and away’. Students are first placed into home groups, where they are asked to... Continue Reading →

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Write like a geographer mat

Over the years I have taught many a student, and marked numerous examination papers (particularly for AQA) where students constantly repeat the question in their answer or begin questions with the same opening sentence e.g. The case study I will... 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 →

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 →

Tarsia puzzles

Tarsia puzzles can be used in a variety of ways such as revision, key word definitions and topic recaps. I decided to use this strategy with my Year 10's, who are currently completing the AQA GCSE topic 'Ecosystems and Tropical... Continue Reading →

Speak like a geographer

There are many of my fellow tweachers (such as @jennnnnn_x and @stradderGEO) who were kind enough to share their amazing 'speak like a geographer' display ideas over the last year, and I have been dying to jump on this band... Continue Reading →

Class crib sheet

Every year I spend countless hours collating as much information on my new classes as possible. However my absolute bug bear is that not all the information is in one central system which can be easily accessed at any given... Continue Reading →

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