Category Archives: AQA A GCSE

This covers both the old and present syllabus A stuff

PPP for an earthqauke

shakeout

What does PPP stand for? Prediction Preparation Protection

We have studied Shakeout as a great example of PPP and the work they specifically do in California. I have summed this up here on one document that will help you revise for your exam

FEMA revision guide

 

Here is a short video they made to advise people

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Get a better GCSE grade by testing yourself

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Looking at all the study on studying, the best way to revise is to include self-testing (teachers can read this article here and thank you to @C_Hendrick on twitter for showing me it).

I am attaching a 20-25 mark test for each of our 6 topics. none of them of course, cover the whole topic, however they do at least give you an idea about what you DONT YET KNOW WELL ENOUGH. My advice would be to

  1. take the test
  2. check your answers
  3. revise the areas you were weakest at
  4. take the test again a couple of days later
  5. do some exam questions on the topic

click on these 2 links

Questions for self testing

All the answers

Don’t cheat 😉

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Rutland Reservoir

You need to know the problems of water supply in the UK (which is basically there is enough water for us all but lots falls in the north and west, whereas people mostly live in the south and east). Also you need to know about the case study of one reservoir in the UK. we look at Rutland Water for this … there is a lot of good information for this in the revision guide (here’s the page)

You could also test your knowledge with this simple but handy quick test video I found on you tube.

Also this powerpoint is a very useful one slide summary of the case study Managing the UK_s water linked to Rutland

Finally here is an exam question from 2013 higher paper you could attempt to text how well prepared you are ….

“Discuss the issues which result from building dams and reservoirs” (8 marks) 


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Levees and Floodplain – 2 useful Videos

Haven’t seen this one before. Its brief and good 🙂

 

Here’s the one I normally show, which is also good. It is though mainly aimed at AS and A level

 

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Geography is Beautiful

Look at this beautiful lavahose from Big Island Hawaii

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Quick information sheet on answer exam questions

This is a handy brief guide to the AQA A geography GCSE. It’s not everything you need to know but it’s more than a good start.

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Mock exam preparation – the Human Paper

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Your geography GCSE mock in February is a human paper. So the topics will of course be:

  1. Changing Urban Environments
  2. Development Gap and
  3. Tourism

You will need the PLCs to start your revision. Click here

You could use the skeleton cards I have drawn up

Then you need to practice some exam questions: Human higher papers are here and foundation ones here

Anything else you need just email me 🙂

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