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y10 revision part 2 – physical topics

This post will provide revision help for both the coasts and revision topics and will follow the same structure as part one, with key word lists, learning checklists (skeletons) and some extra links to help you as well.

Key word lists:

Here are the two skeletons to help you revise. All you need to do is read the statements that are written around the topic title in the middle and collect and revise all the information that you need for each one.

A great place to look for processes on coasts and rivers as well as how we try to manage the is the time for geography website. Click here and then choose the dropdown at the top that says videos. There you will see section including rivers and coasts.

Why rivers flood

river processes and landforms

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y10 revision part 1 – Human topics

The resources here are to help you with the two topic: a) Development and Globalisation and b) Global Cities. I will provide key word lists, personal learning checklists (which I call skeletons) and some online links to help you. However the best resource you have is your own knowledge and your own exercise book. Trust the work you have done and the teaching you have received!

Key word lists:

Skeletons: The way to use these is to read the statements printed around the topic title and revise each one, one by one. Please note that some classes studied Mumbai and London for the global cities and some studied Mumbai and Sydney: so make sure you revise the right ones!

Thirdly here some links that will help you with both these topics.

Are multi national companies a good thing or not?

Globalisation and fair trade


Here are some resources to help you revise London

For Sydney click here

for Mumbai click here

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Coronavirus Work: Year 9 Climate Change Lessons 1 + 2

Where is this taken?

Hello Year 9. Well this is a strange way to start your GCSE isnt it? All your lessons will be on show my homework. This website is just a place for resources, like photos pages from a book videos etc that you will need to understand and complete the work.

Firstly, the text book is here. The chapter we want is from pages 194-215. So you will need to scroll through the rivers and coasts chapters to get to the climate change one, which is toward the back of this pdf document. GCSE text book 

Here is an excellent video clip from a full length documentary made a former vice president of the USA, AL Gore. It talks of ice ages and the link to carbon emissions. It shows how global temperature is completely linked to the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. It is not simple to understand. So watch this carefully. Pause and rewind parts if you need to.

And there is a short video about glacial and inter glacial periods from Professor Iain Stewart from the BBC on this page too.

Lesson 1 resources are on SMHW but I have also attached them here in case that helps.

Lesson 2 (on the causes of climate change) resources are below

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Coronavirus Work: Getting ahead!


Hello year 10. hope you are well. This post os for those of you who want to get ahead a bit. The National Academy has released two more GCSE Geography lessons and the link is below. They are on biomes. If you follow the lessons and write down answers and notes you will have made a head start, as this is one of the topics you will be learning in year 11.

You can find the two lessons here

Anther post connected with this on my site can be found here How ecosystems function AND ecosystems under threat – Skeleton revision cards & key word lists

Enjoy your learning!

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Coronavirus Work: Rural and Urban UK – Change in UK cities


The video linked below is REALLY useful as it looks at lots of strands on the urban part of this topic. It does this by looking at change in cities and especially change through the process of GENTRIFICATION.

video is here

video notes:


Land in London is very expensive because lots of people want to live and work there; demand for it is high and there is a limited amount of it. This means property developers build expensive new accommodation so they make more money and so rich people are the only ones that can afford this and the poor people are forced to move away. This also happens to local independent businesses. This is what gentrification is; less wealthy people being forced to leave where they live and work by increasing prices.

Also note the link to other parts of the GCSE here. As London is a global city, foreign residents and multinational companies are also involved is also a factor. If you can understand that, then you will be getting the higher scores in any 8 mark questions in your exam.


  • Why did people want to remove the skateboarders?
  • Why did people want to keep the skateboarding space?
  • The skateboard area was kept. If it had not been what might the effects have been? Write a list categorising the effects into social, economic and environmental

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Coronavirus Work: Rural and Urban UK – Skeleton revision cards & key word lists


This is a set of revision resources, produced to help students after they have finished the topic. However, bearing in mind these strange times, you could also use them ALONGSIDE the work you are doing on this topic. this would have advantages:

1/ You would see the progress you were making and what you were covering

2/ You could see what you had NOT yet covered.

3/ When we go over this work in class, you could see how that fits in with the work you have done now.

4/ You could fill in keyword definitions as you go.

When you use these for revision after the topic, here is how they work best. The idea is that by using them both you will have revised the whole topic. You could work out all the key words first and then use them to help you answer the questions on the skeleton cards or you could start with the cards and work out the key words as you go along. Be aware that summing up each topic with just 4-8 questions means that you will need to spend a lot of time on each one to cover the whole topic properly.

Key words 1.2 urban rural UK

urban rural uk

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The Beauty of Maps

beauty of maps

Missing geography? Of course you are!

Well go to this BBC site and wonder and gasp at all the beauty of maps. Look at what maps were used for and how they looked. Which one are your favourites? How have maps changed?

You’ll never look at the map on your phone in the same way again!