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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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Is aid a good thing?

This is an interesting article from the BBC on whether the UK’s aid giving is being generous or whether our spending is wasted.

What benefits does aid bring to the donor country?

What benefits does it being to the receiving country?

What drawbacks does aid bring to the donor country?

What drawbacks does it being to the receiving country?

 

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Case studies worth a last minute look at

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Question 2 – Changing Urban Environments “Improving Squatter Settlements”

Question 4  – Development Gap “International Aid” (and how it is sustainable)

Question 6 – Tourism “Tourism in an Extreme Environment”

We do

  • Rocinha and the Favela Bairro
  • Water aid (and fair trade if you wish)
  • Antarctica

I won’t link to all the resources on this blog for these 3 case studies. I am sure you can use the category cloud and find them. But here is a link to the skeleton revision cards I have produced that show the sections within each case study you need to know

click here LAST MIN HUMAN CASE STUDIES

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Half term Geography Revision

How to Structure your Revision

Hello

Well done for getting through the Physical paper on Tuesday. Now there is about 12 days till your last Geography GCSE paper. Its the human paper.

The 3 topics we are doing are:

  • Changing Urban Environments
  • Development Gap and
  • Tourism

They will be questions 2, 4 and 6 in the exam!!

HOW TO REVISE:

a) Go through a PLC (personal learning checklist) for each topic. to see what you know, partly know and don’t know.

changing Urban environments PLC

Dev Gap PLC

Tourism PLC

b) Revise the stuff you don’t know so well (don’t do the stuff you already know)

c) test your knowledge using past exam questions. These two links take you to all the foundation and all the higher papers over the last 5 years , as well as the mark schemes (so you can check your answers) and the inserts.

(I have already written an article about “Effective Revision” which happens to use tourism as an example so you could watch the video in that. Your PLCs have been updated since then though,  so you would be better off using the 3 above)

Finally of course there are a few years worth of resources, revision help, videos et al on the blog so use those too. If you get really stuck ask a question to @stedsgeography on twitter

GOOD LUCK!

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Responding to the Nepal Earthquake

This video from the New York Times. It is useful to us for 5 reasons:

  1. It covers a lot of short term responses to the earthquake of 2015
  2. You can also see some of the effects of the quake.
  3. This short clip also illustrates how Nepal faces extra problems because it is a less wealthy country
  4. Finally, really good answers in the exam will talk about how the rural areas of Nepal with their inaccessibility meant both the effects were worse and the responses were made more difficult
  5. You can even use it in the Development Gap topic about how a natural disaster can hinder development in a country

And all in 3 minutes flat

 

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Water Aid example of international aid

This video only 18 minutes long almost teaches the whole of the aid topic and half the development gap one on its own; its astounding…. well done Water Aid… watch it and look at:

  1. what makes areas less developed?
  2. how are people trying to help themselves
  3. what are the conditions in a shanty town?
  4. what impact does clean water and toilets proved to people? (this is the one covered most in this)
  5. how can you measure development?

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Development Gap Revision Lesson 2016

IN case you need another copy, here is the Dev Gap PLC.

And here is the powerpoint for the lesson this week revising Development gap

 

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