KS3 Geography Learning Grids

Students have to read their textbook/notes to complete a grid of questions based on a sub-topic of the learning criteria. Cross-referenced to the most popular KS3 textbooks and ZigZag Education Teaching Packs to ensure a structured reading of the text.

  • Minimal preparation for the teacher – great for cover lessons!
  • An easy-to-set, yet valuable homework option.
  • Results in a set of comprehensive revision notes.
  • Covers all textbook content.
  • Questions and Answers provided.

Some great ideas here to review learning either at the end of the topic or for revision before final examinations...

...A good opportunity for pupils to reflect on their prior knowledge and areas that are lacking

E. Gill, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

A godsend for those students who find learning difficult and motivates the less willing.

  • The structured method of learning grids is of great value to students, especially if they find it difficult to absorb all the information in class.
  • Case study specific learning grids make perfect factsheets for revision.
  • Engaging diagrams break up text and engage visual learners.
Cross-referenced against:
  • ZigZag Education Teaching Packs for KS3 Geography
  • Geog.1 and Geog.2 , by Gallagher and Parish. (OUP, ISBN 978-0198393023/978-0198393030)
  • Nelson key Geography – Foundations, by Waugh and Bushell (OUP, ISBN 978-1408523162)
  • Nelson key Geography – Connections, by Waugh and Bushell (OUP, ISBN 978-1408523179)

ZigZag Education is not affiliated with OUP.


What do teachers say about this resource? (6087)

Overall very good and would be very accessible for secondary school pupils. It would be easy to use this alongside lessons as a way of checking and improving understanding.

D Sullivan, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

A very thorough resource with a variety of questions to suit different abilities. The format is different and allows teachers to make use of resources (textbooks) they already have available.

V. Hewett, Head of Humanities & Peer Reviewer

I think it would be particularly useful for cover work, as it could be easily set and self marked, as well as for revision. The grid format works well and the idea of developing close readings of texts is a good one.

D. Baker, Head of KS3 & Peer Reviewer.

What do teachers say about this resource? (6308)

The concept of this resource is good. It could be very valuable as a regular homework activity either to reinforce learning or to create a ‘flipped-classroom’. I can also see value in this resource in providing appropriate and worthwhile work for cover lessons.

R. Dialino, Teacher & Peer Reviewer.

What do teachers say about this resource? (6145)

The resource is well planned and structured well. There is clear links with the core textbooks which are used in most secondary schools and the resource can be used as stand-alone activities in class or as revision sheets for homework. The resource enhances learning by challenging pupils to think in depth about each of the topics studied as well as introducing KS3 pupils to some of the geographical skills they will need at GCSE. An example of this is the use of population pyramids which is extremely useful to introduce at KS3.

G Dhaliwal, HoD & Peer Reviewer