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Bumper Resource Banks for AQA A Geography

Motivating and stimulating activities for the new GCSE AQA A topics - specifically for the new specification from 2009 onwards!

Each resource is broken down into 3 sections:


1. KEY TERMS

Familiarises students with the necessary vocabulary.

Variety of exercises including:

  • Differentiated Crosswords
  • 'Odd one out'
  • Dominoes
  • ... and more!

2. CASE STUDIES

Guides students through how to learn about and use case studies.

Includes:

  • Recent case studies specially selected to match specification requirements
  • Activities and exam-style questions

3. EXAMINATION TECHNIQUES

Specific guidance to prepare students for the exam.

Covers:

  • Practice exam questions with mark schemes
  • Command and trigger words
  • Peer and self assessment
  • Sample and model answers with examiner commentary

Unit 1: Physical Geography

RESTLESS EARTH
  • The 3 core parts, plates, volcanoes and earthquakes, are dealt with separately so that activities are accessible before the whole topic is taught. Special and clearly labelled 'combination sheets' are included for revision!
  • Detailed answers included

THE COASTAL ZONE
  • Includes additional differentiated practice exam questions with diagrams & photos of landforms & processes.
  • Detailed answers included

WATER ON THE LAND
  • Includes special fieldwork-based activities for this popular fieldwork topic!
  • Detailed answers included

Unit 2: Human Geography

DEVELOPMENT GAP
  • Case studies include up-to-date 2011 examples; exam technique section gives essential practice of graphs showing the correlation between different measures of development.
  • Detailed answers included

POPULATION CHANGE
  • Case studies include North African migrants to Italy during Arab Spring; exam technique section essential practice of graphs such as DTM and Population Pyramids.
  • Detailed answers included

TOURISM
  • Includes a variety of case studies from around the world!
  • Detailed answers included