Monthly Archives: April 2016

Revising Restless Earth but mainly the Alps

The revision lesson for 5/5/16  complete with revision tips and structures,information videos and exam questions. What more could you want? Oh yes, the videos from the powerpoint are linked separately in case you don’t want to sign up to slideshare to see them:)

Slide 1 click here

Slide 2 click here

slide 3 click here


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Rebuilding Nepal after the earthquake

This photo essay is the best thing I have read on the one year anniversary of the Nepal Earthquake. Look at the photos the captions and consider the long term impacts this quake had. Also you can see how the quake halted development in Nepal. It is a very personal and non geography text book article and all the better for it

please click here

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Revising Ecotourism Kenya

We us eat eMasai Mara Base Camp for our case study on ecotourism. It is almost like it is the opposite of Mass Tourism in Kenya case study.

click on this MASAI_MARA_BASE_CAMP link for the information you had in the lesson.

This Sustainable Tourism – an overview will also help you explain how eco tourism can be sustainable which is a frequent angle the exam questions can take

Here is a new video I have found which you can watch. This backs up the information you got in class. Look how woman and local people in general are given skills, jobs and training. This is sustainable because it will help their communities in both the short and long term.

Finally here are some exam questions you can try ….

2013 from the higher paper “Use a case study to show how ecotourism can contribute to sustainable development” (8 marks). 

Same year 2013 and the foundation paper had this question “For an ecotourism area or scheme that you have studied, describe the features that make it sustainable.” (6 marks)

This are both excellent ones to practice on as they make you revise sustainable development as well. To get top marks make sure every point you make is along the lines of on the Masai Mara base camp they do ……. the is sustainable because…..”


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Revising Mass Tourism in Kenya

Firstly you can use our padlet page


also you can answer some exam questions on this, such as:

“Explain how mass tourism may damage the environment of areas such as the coast of Kenya.” worth 6 marks from 2011


“describe the negative effects of mass tourism.” worth 4 marks from 2014

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Revising Coastal Defence in Holderness

The video below is really good for (1) locating coastal defences on the Holderness coast and giving you great Place Specific information (PSI). (2) It also talks clearly about the advantages and disadvantages of different defences and finally (3) it explains about the sustainability of each method

However, the exam question mentioned is for a different board and therefore I would recommend watching up to about 3:50.

Those of you doing the higher paper could try the 2014 question 7(d) worth 8 marks. It is about discussing “the costs and benefits of using hard engineering to reduce the risk of cliff collapse” The full exam paper and resources can be found here. As an exam tip you really need to concentrate on what the word DISCUSS means here – you need to talk about the advantages and disadvantages to get yourself the higher marks for this

If you are doing the foundation paper there was a very similar question that year, though it was worth 6 marks instead; it asked “explain how hard engineering can reduce the risk of cliff collapse”. To access that 2014 paper click here 

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Nick Hewer from The Apprentice and Countdown on Fairtrade

Here’s a good video for your GCSE on fair trade

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Revising Tourism and the Butler Model

Here is a powerpoint from a revision lesson on the Butler tourist model… it comes complete with exam questions for you to practice and their mark schemes.

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