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Significance bubbles

I have used this resource a lot over the last few months in order for students to tackle extent to which, assess or evaluate the significance of challenges, opportunities, impacts or responses of various case studies. The aim of this... Continue Reading →

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‘Level up’: Generic exam answers

In recent months I have focused my attention on implementing a number of marking and feedback strategies. With the rationale being to reduce teacher workload and improve student use of statistics alongside case studies examples. My current Year 10's have... Continue Reading →

Match the teacher

In recent months I have focused my attention on implementing a number of marking and feedback strategies. With the rationale being to reduce teacher workload, and improve my students' understanding of assessment objectives and marking criteria. I took the opportunity... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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