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El Nino & La Nina pop-up diagram

I am currently trawling though Edexcel's 'Water Cycle and Water Insecurity' topic with my Year 13's, currently focused on the causes of drought, both meteorological  and hydrological. In my first lesson of the week, I introduced the concept of synoptic... Continue Reading →

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Rocks vs Food

Two key ideas within the new Edexcel A-level course require students to understand the geological structure and lithology based on its influence on coastal recession rates and landscapes. So this week my Year 12's explored the lithology of various rocks... 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 →

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 →

Cartoon of a geographer

In the last few years I have found students transitioning between the primary and secondary curriculum to have a varied knowledge and understanding of geography as a subject. Whilst some students can demonstrate extensive geographical understanding, others can be polar... Continue Reading →

Equipment check

I have recently implemented equipment templates in my classroom to remind students of the minimum expectations for bringing equipment to lessons, previously seen from @ASTsupportAAli. The template itself can then be placed on every desk, as a focus during both form... Continue Reading →

Request a ‘work’ selfie

I came across two tweets from @klbwood and @CA_Brown81 recently, and it just had to be magpied for my classroom! The concept is simple; students take a camera peg from the display and peg it over a page in their... 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 →

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