GCSE AQA (9–1) Geographical Skills

The ultimate GCSE AQA reference and technique guide for the geographical skills checklist! All the information needed to learn, practice and master every skill…

As part of the core study of geography students are required to develop and demonstrate a range of geographical skills. This resource brings together all of those required skills into one easy to use, easy to teach pack. Including cartographic, graphical, statistical and fieldwork skills.

  • 'Technique tips' explain best practice
  • 'Exam hints' help students avoid common mistakes
  • Each skills explained in student-friendly language and in context

Enable students to gain a better understanding of these skills through hands-on study and revision:

  • Exercises to put skills into practice
  • Exam assignments to prepare them for the exam
  • Extension and topic-specific skills covered too (including kite diagrams, hydrographs, population pyramids, radial diagrams, Spearman’s rank correlation)

Written by the bestselling author of A Level AQA Practical Skills (an experienced teacher and examiner): With over 200 pages of detailed information, figures, diagrams, maps and graphs
– It’s the only skills resources you will need!

Easy to use, photocopiable worksheets that can be flexibly integrated into an existing scheme of work or taught as a block series of skills lessons.

Section A: Cartographic Skills Including Atlas Maps, OS Maps and Maps with Photographs (Scales, Grid References, Contour Lines, Distances & Directions, Valley Cross Sections, River Cross Profiles, Long Profile of a River, and more…)
Section B: Graphical Skills Including Line & Bar Graphs and Pie Charts (Simple, Comparative, Divided, Divergent, Climate, Proportional, Histograms and more…)
Section C: Statistical Skills Including Central Tendency, Dispersion, Bivariate Data and Statistical Mapping (Mean, Median, Mode, Range, Interquartile Ranges, Percentages, Scattergraphs, Flow and Desire Lines, Choropleth Maps, Isoline Maps and more…)
Section D: Fieldwork Skills Including Enquiry, Methodology, Data Processing and Presentation, Interpretation and Analysis, Concluding and Evaluating (Primary Data Collection, Sampling, Justification and Limitations, Secondary Data Collection, ICT Methods, Sketches from Photographs/in the Field and more…)

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (8442)
"Outstanding – detailed and thorough in planning. I purchased [Word] editable version which is perfect for us in enabling us to stitch into our SoW. It is an entire unit of work. Even a non-specialist can deliver a sophisticated excellent lesson." - S. Oliver, HoD & Customer
"Good use of model answers and exam style questions to help students... Exam hints sign post when students could expect to use the skill." S. Robinson, HoG & Independent Reviewer.
"The graphical skills section document will aid pupils to address geographical enquiry strands (2-5) in the AQA specifications. Its graphical content provides an opportunity for pupils to appreciate the varied range of methods available for presenting different forms of fieldwork data. The map analysis explanations and activities however are excellent and thoroughly relevant to KS4 skills required for success. The answers sections are also excellent for modelling best practice." D. Sullivan, HoD & Independent Reviewer
"Exceptionally detailed with lots of material that can be used by the students...excellent sample questions for students witch fit the specification...especially as it states which techniques will be examined and which could be used when working with field work." - S Knights, Geography Teacher and Independent Reviewer
"The resource is of a high quality and focuses upon the skills aspect of geography; which is a key change for the new geography curriculum. It is well balanced in terms of human and physical geography and provides scaffolding for the less able students as well as appropriate challenge for the more able." - G. Dhaliwal, Teacher & Independent Reviewer
"The strength of the resource lies in the questions and activities that the students have to complete. The questions for some of these techniques are very useful and I really like that answers or suggested answers are included for the questions. As a teacher this is really helpful because it means that we don’t have to prepare answers, which is very time consuming." - C. Turner, Teacher & Independent Reviewer