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Geography reading and resources for y10

IMG_3066I will add to this list as time goes on, but for the moment I give you just a few to start with:

This looks at the problems of water shortages in South Africa and what people have tried to do to solve this South Africa water Geoactive 597

This is an article on the problems of transport in UK cities  Urban transport Geoactive 599

This is an update on global warming impacts Geoactive 594

Here you can read about the causes and effects of extreme weather in the UK Extreme UK weather Geoactive 600

UPDATE 26/3/2020

This was produced by the wonderful @mrshumanities on twitter and I link it here with no editing at all. So a big thank you to her. In it are telly programs, books, online links, films and other stuff to help you keep your LOVE of geography going

Click here to see the documents KeepLearningGeography

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Past Paper revision

At some time during your revision you will need to practise some past paper questions. as the GCSEs are still relatively new there are only the 2018 papers available online at the moment. you can find them on the EDUQAS site if you click here

Additionally it is likely that your teacher will have access to the 2019 papers from last year so you might want to ask them for copies of those as well

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All coasts topic revision


Everything you need (apart from learning it testing yourself and revising it of course) is here. Lots of videos from the time for geography website and some revision pages too.

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Revising for the field work exam – Paper 3


You need to know, understand and skilfully use these words to be able to do well in Paper 3 of your exam; the field work paper

Key Term Meaning
Primary data collection Information you have collected yourself
Secondary data collection Information someone else collected
Qualitative data Information that is NOT expressed as numbers or numerical data, eg as present or absent, feelings, or as colours.
Quantitative data Information that is expressed in numbers
Spatial sampling Either points along a line (linear of line sampling) or using a quadrat
Random Sampling Where every person or place has an equal chance of being measured. Decisions are made using random number tables
Stratified sampling Dividing sampling into groups, eg three sites from each section of coastline, or five people from each age range. It is possible to combine stratified sampling with random or systematic sampling
Systematic sampling Collecting data in an ordered or regular way, eg every 5 metres or every fifth person.
Opportunistic sampling Where you make decisions in the field or on the day based on the conditions you find there
Accuracy of data collection Ensuring all data is collected correctly
Reliability of data collection Ensuring all data is collected consistently


Revision tips:

1/ What are the differences between the last two key words?

2/ What are the advantages and disadvantages of each type of sampling technique? A recent 6 mark exam question was Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of systematic sampling for collecting pedestrian flows.” So to help revise you could replace “systematic” with any of the other sampling strategies from the table and practice that as a 6 mark question.

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Globalisation and Development Revision part 3 World Trade and Fair Trade


here is an old BBC page which introduces global trade well and explains some key words. Click here.

Another good geography site also explains global and fair trade well here

This is a great video from fair trade themselves and it also focuses in on the Windward islands which we studied in class

This is a list of LOADS of benefits already categorised for you) that Fair trade has in banana growing regions like the Windward islands. Impacts sorted ANSWERS

Finally here are the two overall revision resources for this whole topic

Globalisation and Development Skeleton card

Key words 1.3 globalisation and development

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Global Cities – A general revision page from the BBC



The BBC has a general information revision page for global cities: click here

There are 4 pages to read and they are good for global cities in LICs especially. I would definitely use this page if i were you but be aware you still need to know about Mumbai and Sydney – the two global cities we learnt in class.

Below are the key word and skeleton revision card for this whole topic.

Skeleton revision card for global cities

and Key words 1.1 global cities

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Globalisation and Development Revision part 1 Aid


Since we are unlikely to cover this topic in any depth I am putting here some revision resources for the global development and globalisation topic.Here you can find resources for aid: long term and short term. Most of which will be based in Nepal. The longer term aid will be focused on the work water aid does and the sorter term emergency aid will be based on responses to the earthquake of 2015.

Water Aid – long term aid

Long term aid should always look to be SUSTAINABLE (looking after and developing people and the environment both today and in the future) We looked at the wonderful across the tracks mini film. You can re-watch it here. Look for how both people’s lives and the urban environment are being improved. You should also consider quality of life (how content people are with their lives) and standard of living (how much money people have and what it can buy them)


You can also watch this shorter video on other benefits of water aid. It is excellent and really covers the long term social and economic benefits very well.

There is also this great student work on the effects of water aid

water aid effects

Short term or emergency aid

read about Oxfam’s responses here (Oxfam is a good example of an NGO) Oxfam_s response to Nepal Quake April 2015

And this powerpoint has 5 short videos we used in class and a task to help you watch them and take notes. Revising emergency aid in Nepal

Finally, as already shared on this blog there are the skeleton revision card and key word list. You could work out all the key words first and then use them to help you answer the questions on the skeleton cards or you could start with the cards and work out the key words as you go along. Be aware with the skeleton revision cards that summing up each topic with just 4-8 questions means that you will need to spend a lot of time on each one to cover the whole topic properly.

Globalisation and Development Skeleton card

Key words 1.3 globalisation and development