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'Clear breakdown of topics. Loved the student checklists – it's one less thing I have to do. The picture springboards are a really good idea – especially with the topics to discuss associated with them. They should help generate some thoughtful discussion that is clearly needed at AS. Very good match to the specification, all the optional topics are covered in as much detail as the core.'
Verity Burgess, A Level Geography Teacher and Independent Reviewer

 

AQA Springboard to AS and A2 Success

Physical and Human Geography

Unique and varied resource packs for Unit 1 and 3 – helping you expertly deliver the new A Level specification and helping your students obtain a top grade. Covers both the core and all optional material. Everything you need for each strand in one easy-to-use pack!

  • Teacher checklist to make your planning simple.
  • Student checklist to help students track progress & structure their revision.
  • Practice exam questions give your students the best possible practice for the exam. Fantastic both as class or homework!
  • Mark schemes for every practice exam question show your students how to raise their work to the next level. Allows self & peer-marking.
  • AS writing frames help students answer the 15-mark questions in a structured way – valuable exam skills.
  • A2 essay plan exercises help students achieve high marks in the 40-mark questions.
  • Picture springboards with discussion questions to stimulate student interest and to fully engage them in the subject – colour versions provided on the CD!

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (2964)
"Picture Springboards will enable discussion and higher order thinking which will benefit all pupils but particularly those aiming for top grades... Writing frames will help pupils know exactly what is needed in a 15 mark question... having a checklist allows them to take responsibility and ownership of their learning... The [Teachers'] checklists allow teachers to make sure they are covering everything needed in the new specification." — C Wright, Geography Teacher & Independent Reviewer
"Excellent. The writing frames and questions were very good for extending student skills... useful lines of questioning to stretch pupil thinking." M Finlay, Head of Geography & Satisfied Customer
"Fantastic, just what I need! I love the past paper questions and mark schemes! Being a new exam spec, this is exactly what we need! Bright colourful, excellent resource... brilliant for getting students used to exam questions, especially as the exam board have only provided one example paper... The writing framework for extended answers helps students to focus and structure answers." — D Wiley, AQA Geography Teacher and Independent Reviewer
"Very useful. The writing frames are a great way to get the students into the swing of writing longer answers. The pictures with key questions [Picture Springboards] are my favorite part. They help to get the students thinking independently and they can bounce ideas off each other."C McFlynn, Head of Geography, Independent Reviewer
"Photos are really clear, and some are very unusual, giving students something different to focus on and think about - bound to stimulate discussion in even the most quiet class." — V Burgess, Head of Geography and Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (2963)
"Very detailed, lots of different kinds of information - exam questioning, revision check lists, images, mark schemes... It is easy to use and can be used in a variety of lessons, introductions, plenaries and revision sessions... Helps plan lessons, structure revision, both in class and for personal home revision... It covers all areas and the content is very thorough... Buy it - you will not be disappointed. Worth every penny... Matches the AQA specification perfectly." — Miss H Strand, Head of Geography at Wirral Grammar School for Boys & Satisfied Customer
"Accurate to the specification - follows logical order and structure, just the style needed to add to lesson material... They can self check their answers... Builds confidence for students." — Miss F :Kong, Woodbridge High School, Customer
"Very good... clear and concise... Good for consolidation at the end of a topic." — Mrs F Hall, Head of Geography & Customer
"A brilliant resource, very useful for teaching AS with starter or home learning activities, practice papers and checklists. An excellent summary resource for AS... the teacher’s checklists are very useful for planning and having a quick overview of the topic... The practice questions are invaluable... and incredibly useful... The picture springboards are excellent starters or as a home learning activity, allowing students some structure around which to discuss new topics... The writing frames are great for differentiation... This resource is excellent at preparing students for their AS exam, all work is structured and ensures students facilitate their own learning and take responsibility for their own work with the checklists... Has been written especially for the new AQA AS and therefore is perfectly matched to the specification." — L Keeley, Geography Teacher & Independent Reviewer
"Very well organised and put together. This is a great introduction to both the new specification... I particularly liked the 15-mark question writing frames - this will help me a new A-level teacher as well as the pupils immensely... The picture springboards will engage pupils and really get them thinking. The discussion points underneath each picture will help with those small A-level groups who perhaps find it hard to start a discussion. As a teacher I could give each pair a different question to think about ready to feed back to the rest of the class, and start a discussion... The fact that the mark schemes are included will be great assessment for learning and will result in pupils achieving more in the exams." — C Wright, Geography Teacher & Independent Reviewer
"Excellent resource for the course... prepares [students] for A level type questioning. Buy it - it makes your life much easier as an AS teacher of a new specification." — A Savage, Geography Teacher, Customer
"An excellent resource... The springboards are a great idea... The writing frames are a great idea to help kids come to terms with the style of writing that is expected of them at AS... this is something that the kids really benefit from." — C Mc Flynn, Head of Department and Independent Reviewer
"A very useful resource that stimulates students and encourages independent learning." — C McFlynn, Head of Department
"Matches the specification very well. All the optional topics are covered in the same amount of detail as the core... The springboard photos would make good discussion starters at regular points throughout the course, and the sample exam questions would be great to give as homework to consolidate sections of learning." — V Burgess, Geography Teacher and Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (3520)
"Some very useful elements and ideas, especially for exam writing... The PowerPoints were clearly set out and the document was clearly written... The questions were well thought about and thought provoking... Good learning tips and rules... Mark schemes help students focus... This is a valuable educational resource especially for someone who is wanting to focus on exam questions and technique but doesn't have time to make their own resources... The resource builds on ideas and concepts in the specification and extends the practise of exam questions from the books... It encourages students and teachers to consider all of the requirements of the spec including creativity in written answers... I enjoyed looking at the resource and I will be using some of the ideas in my own lessons" — H Johnson, Geography Teacher & Independent Reviewer
The resource acts as excellent preparation for the final A2 paper and provides students with lots of advice and check lists to aid their revision. The practice exam questions are great as there are only a few specimen papers available on the AQA website. M Stockley, Curriculum Leader, Head of Geography Department
"An excellent resource for all teachers of AQA A2 Geography... I particularly like the fact that the specification has been used exactly as written but has been dissected into usable chunks for students to understand... The practice questions are a great advantage and the essay writing skills are very practical. I have no doubt that using these materials with students will enhance their learning and help them achieve top level answers... This resource is written perfectly for the topics studied... Would I order it? Absolutely." —M Finlay, Head of Geography & Independent Reviewer
"I liked the resource, there was a lot of detailed information within it. Ready made essay plans – a must have for students who have previously only written 1 A4 side answers... Really good to have some sample essay plans to give to the students – so important to help them the first time they have to write a 40 mark question... The images chosen for the picture discussion contrast well with the essays... Some good questions on the images which should stimulate some discussion which is essential at A2... Great file checklists for each unit." — V Burgess, Head of Geography & Independent Reviewer
"A great resource which will be invaluable for initial teaching of the human aspects of the new A-Level... A good introduction to the new A level, which is all specific to AQA and easy to understand. Lots of information on teaching the students about level marking & lots of ideas for exam practice & identifying key words. It is nice that there are specific activities for students to learn about the synoptic essay & actually teaching exam skills specifically. There are lots of example questions and tips on how to answer them, as well as the mark scheme.Its great that the answers are included to save teaches time in checking these themselves. There are also the picture springboards, which are very useful for home work or a discussion In class with the accompanying PowerPoint. The teachers & students checklists are also very good for planning & for students to get organised... It covers many all key aspects of the new A2 in human geography. It enhances the learning of the topic through the springboards and essay questions but also enhances students understanding of what the examiners are looking for and how to do well in their exams... This resource is perfectly matched to the new AQA a level." — L Keeley, Head of Geography & Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (3519)
"Very well put together... covers some important issues that are often over looked by other exam guides e.g. the information on the rubric of the Unit 3 paper. The information sheets and checklists will prove invaluable in revision preparation... I particularly liked the images that were used as starting points for discussion with questions focused to direct students to think about the image and what might be shown in them. I also like the fact that it comes as a PowerPoint Presentation which makes it great to show to classes on my interactive whiteboard... Excellent preparation for the final A2 paper and provides students with lots of advice and check lists to aid their revision. The practice exam questions are great... the practice exam questions are where this resource best meets the spec as it gives students an idea of what it is they are going to be asked to do in the exam. The exam style questions also highlight some of the new directions the new spec is geared towards such as different the different values and viewpoints that different groups of people have about geographical issues... A well put together resource that will prove really useful." — M Stockley, Geography Curriculum Leader & Independent Reviewer
"The resource would be very good to encourage students to think about stimulus material that is an important part of the 25 mark questions on Unit 3. The exam technique exercises may help less able students avoid rubric errors and aid their understanding of the mark schemes... It matches the specification well... The assessment exercises are set out in a way that matches the type of questions that the exam board produces for Unit 3." — K Palfreyman, Geography Teacher & Independent Reviewer
The practice questions are a great advantage and the essay writing skills are very practical. I have no doubt that using these materials with students will enhance their learning and help them achieve top level answers. M Finlay, Head of Department, Teacher of A Level Geography
"Very comprehensive. Lots of helpful tips for students to help them understand how they are level marked at A2 in order to enable them to gain the higher levels... Lots of tasks to help students understand and develop their exam technique – practical activities as doing always helps learning... Every task is followed by an answer sheet – essential for busy teachers! ... Lots more example questions than in the recommended textbooks – students need as much practice as possible as exam technique is different at A2... The resource encourages students to ‘unpackage’ the exam question and to discover exactly what examiners are looking for in their marking, this will help them focus more in the exam and get maximum marks... Quite a wide coverage of the specification, most ideas are either covered by questions based on an image or by exam questions." — V Burgess, Head of Geography & Independent Reviewer


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