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Big revision guide – part 3

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All your revision key word lists in one place for every topic are attached. Please note there is no way I can cover every single word you need to know for the exam here. The list is not exhaustive. Also I have tried to avoid duplication so some words will be key for more than one topic but only appear in one list.

the secret with key words is not just to know what they mean but to be able to successfully use them in an exam answer. so also practice using them by writing out full sentecnes with key words in or by going on to exam papers and finding questions you can use them in.

The link for them are hereKey words 3.4 desertificationKey words 3.3 waterKey words 3.1 & 3.2 ecosystemsKey words 2.4 Climate changeKey words 2.3 Weather and ClimateKey words 2.2 rivers and river managmentKey words 2.1 coasts and coastal managmentKey words 1.3 glob and devtKey words 1.2 urban rural UKKey words 1.1 global cities

 


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Big revision guide – part 2

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All your revision personal learning checklists (PLCs) in one place for every topic are attached. These break each topic down into small questions that help you realise what you know and what you don’t know. They don’t provide such an overall linked up way of revising as the skeleton cards (which you can find here) but they do give you the chance to revise detailed manner and see what you need to do first by pointing out gaps in your knowledge.

Personally i would start by using these to check what I think I know and think i dont know, then use the skelton cards and then come back again when id finshed the topic use the PLC once more.

The links for them are here Eduqas GCSE B Geography PLC


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Big revision guide – part 1

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The link below gives you a breakdown of each topic in the GCSE you need to revise. All your revision skeleton revision guides in one place for every topic are attached. These break each topic down into 4-6 questions. They aren’t as detailed as a PLC (which you can find here) but give you the chance to revise in a more joined up and linked together way by seeing the work in larger chunks. I advie using them by taking each question or chunk one at a time and revising that and then testing yourself on what you have learnt. Or get someone else to test you; I know your parents or carers would love to assist you if you asked.

The link for them is here all skeletons


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Revising River processes and Landforms

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What you need to know:

  • Describe and explain 4 types of erosion – abrasion, hydraulic action, attrition and solution
  • Describe and explain 4 types of transportation- traction, saltation, suspension and solution
  • Describe and explain the formation of landforms in the upper and lower section of the river including floodplains, meanders, waterfalls, gorges, and V shaped valleys and ox-bow lakes

Below is a powerpoint designed to help you revise this part of the Rivers and River Management topic. It covers processes and landforms. Beware you have to do the work to revise. this is no quick fix.

Revising river processes and landforms

videos on Processes

  • If you follow this link you get to the time for geography video on river EROSION processes. Its excellent!
  • and this link will take you to the same site and their equally excellent video description of TRANSPORT processes

Videos on landforms

  • waterfalls and gorges (upper course feature) click here
  • floodplains and meanders click here

Also here is a Kahoot! quiz  (just the 10 questions)


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Why Rivers flood (at Boscastle especially)

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Why did Boscastle flood? Why do rivers in general flood?

Here is an excellent SO WHAT exercise to help you revise why rivers flood (on side 3 of this powerpoint) why rivers flood The other slides also give you some of the answers if you need help with the work.

Boscastle flood

You need to know why one particular river flooded. We studied Boscastle and the river Valency there. I found this work another teacher had collated on causes, effects and responses to this flood. river case study notes (Unfortunately I don’t recall the teacher who created this. If you recognise the work please let me know)


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When a new river appears overnight

This article shows how people can set off unpredictable responses from the climate, the land and the river systems. Watch the video first and then read the whole article before considering these questions:

And if you dont want to read the article and only want to watch the video …..

  1. Where is this story located?
  2. How deep and wide and long are the new rivers?
  3. What are the 3 main reasons new rivers have appeared?
  4. Why have so many farms been converted to soy beans? How has the loss of small farms made the problem worse?
  5. Why is the government finding it hard to deal with the problem? (Think about global warming and the countries finances)
  6. Who do you think most loses out in this story?


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Revising why rivers flood

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Below is a powerpoint designed to help you revise this part of the Rivers and River Management topic. It covers why rivers flood. Beware you have to do the work to revise. this is no quick fix.

why rivers flood

This is designed to go with the skeleton revision card and key word list I created earlier