Monthly Archives: March 2015

Effective Revision

Here is another video made by Mr Anderson where he sounds all serious. This time it is about how to plan and get started with your revision and how to make it EFFECTIVE. Tourism is the example used. but this approach would work with any topic in any subject.

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Revision resources for the Physical Paper

I have gathered here the sheets we have used throughout the course for each topic to help you organise your work. For each of the 3 topics there is:

  1. The contents page (the grey and white table with the syllabus details on it)
  2. The learning checklist (which you have been using to rate your understanding by using red amber and green colours)
  3. A revision sheet with the processes and case studies on

Use these to help you organise your revision

Restless Earth

  1. Restless Earth contents
  2. restless earth checklist
  3. Restless Earth revision sheet

Coastal Zone

  1. The Coastal Zone Contents
  2. Coastal Zone checklist
  3. Coastal Zone revision revision sheet

Water on the Land

  1. Water on the Land Contents
  2. Water on the land checklist
  3. Water on Land.Revision revision sheet

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Revision resources for the Human Paper

I have gathered here the sheets we have used throughout the course for each topic to help you organise your work. For each of the 3 topics there is:

  1. The contents page (the grey and white table with the syllabus details on it)
  2. The learning checklist (which you have been using to rate your understanding by using red amber and green colours)
  3. A revision sheet with the processes and case studies on

Use these to help you organise your revision

Tourism

  1. Tourism contents
  2. Tourism Checklist
  3. tourism-revision-sheet

Development Gap

  1. The Development Gap contents
  2. Development Gap checklist
  3. Development Gap revision revision sheet

Changing Urban Environments

  1. Changing Urban Environments contents
  2. Changing Urban environments Checklist
  3. Changing Urban environments revision sheet

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Filed under AQA A GCSE, Changing Urban Environments, Coastal Zone, development, Geography

Video to help you revise the Alps (Case study of young fold mountains)

For the Restless Earth topic you need to know a case study of a range of young fold mountains. We studied The Alps. Here is what the syllabus asks you to learn

  1. How humans use them (farming, mining, forestry, Dams and HEP and tourism)
  2. How people have adapted to the conditions (steep relief, poor soils, poor communications)
  3. How they are formed

This video is of a motorbike journey through the Alps and doesn’t cover number 3, but look at the background scenery and the roads to see examples of 1 and 2

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Mr Anderson Revises waterfalls

Mr Anderson has made you your own video

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How Blackpool keeps the tourists coming with George Ezra and the illuminations

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Look here for some great place specific information on what Blackpool is doing to maintain tourism numbers and avoid that “Stagnation stage” of the Butler tourist model.

This article talks about the £2.4 million extra funding they have for the lights this year. If you can talk about the IMPACT of this in your exam you will be aiming for that A grade 6/6 or 8/8 answer

This video below with George Ezra and even Little Mix (I know exciting eh?)show you the turn on for the Illuminations in 2014…. notice they turn them on at the end of August because then people will come and see them after the main summer season. this means that people keep their seasonal jobs for longer

Then you could watch the advert below for visiting Blackpool in 2014… make a list of the attractions (pleasure beach tower aquarium etc) and work out WHO will be attracted by these facilities… there you go more revision done for the tourism topic

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Kibera – A Girl’s Life

Wonderful video giving you an insight into growing up in Kibera, a shanty town in Kenya, East Africa. Listen to the girl’s story and look at the environment she grows up in, her journey to school and how she values hard work to improve her community in the future

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Filed under AQA A GCSE, Changing Urban Environments, Kenya, Kibera, squatter settlement