GCSE AQA Paper 3 Pre-release Resource Pack 2019: Rainforest Deforestation

2019 Topic: Tropical Rainforests and deforestation, and road building in the Peruvian Amazon.

We are once again supporting the GCSE AQA Paper 3 exam with a Pre-Release Resource Pack, to help students to master the specific subject content, geographical skills and fieldwork knowledge required to ace their final GCSE geography exam!

When you think Amazon, you probably think Brazil. But while the structure of the rainforest may be similar in nature, and the equatorial tropics may bring about shared climatic conditions, the development status of Peru, as well as it's cultural, social and political viewpoints are different. The impact of rainforest development in the Peruvian Amazon brings a new, perhaps unfamiliar, angle to a popular topic that students will love getting to grips with!

The resource contains:

  • A structured breakdown of all of the items in the AIB
  • Activities to help students fully understand the AIB issue
  • Two original Paper 3 Practice Exam Papers with markschemes – perfect for mock exams

Alongside the printed resource we have also included a number of digital components to support revision lessons and add interactive elements for students in the lead-up to the exam:

  • PowerPoint presentations to aid classroom teaching
  • Google Earth 'Fly-through' orientation activity
  • Digital MindMap topic overview
Fantastic resource that I couldn’t put together myself. Highly recommend this and will buy again next year. S. Anderson, HoD & Customer
Loved it! Really helpful. Clear, organised and in good time for the exam... Clear range of activities and 2x test papers. Activities cater for all parts of the pre-release and student friendly... Allows students to understand the material and progress with it – worth the money! Get it! N. Roberts, Customer
Arrived swiftly at the very start of term which was useful... It meant I could focus on teaching the pre-release not preparing for it over Easter! L. Tresserras, HoD & Customer

Additional support and dispatch information

From AIB release day all the way through to the examination on 13th June 2019 we will be supporting the annual topic on Twitter using the hashtag #GEOP3. Teachers and students alike can follow for links, research articles, videos and up-to-date news and views on everything surrounding the annual topic! Follow @ZigZagGeography.

For 2019: Anticipated dispatch date is Tuesday 23rd April. All pre-orders placed with FAST TRACK POSTAGE (additional £7) are guaranteed to be sent in batch 1 on the first dispatch day, by next-day courier. Non-fast-tracked orders should arrive soon after (posted ASAP by Royal Mail 2nd class).
Please ensure that you select FAST TRACK during online checkout, or specify on fax or telephone orders.

Early Release Activities: All customers who pre-order this resource and register an email address for free updates at zzed.uk/freeupdates will be able to download our early release activities pack before the Easter break. This pack contains a set of self-led activities to help students to familiarise themselves with the content of the AIB during the holidays and come back to school ready to evaluate the issue in class using the complete resource. This content will also be included within the final resource.


PAPER 3: eRevision
Brand new for 2019! A dedicated interactive, online revision package for the Paper 3 Pre-release Exam! Click here for details.


PAPER 3: Geographical Applications – Previous years for revision
2018: Water in the UK Available for Paper 3 revision and exam practice at a discounted price, and making a great topical case study for GCSE AQA Topic 3.2.3.2 The Challenge of Resource Management – Water.

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (8973)
"Takes a lot of pressure off teachers. Great work!" - L. Green, HoD & Independent Reviewer
"An excellent resource with a clear understanding of the resource booklet and exam expectations. It appears accessible to all abilities and has a very wide range of various a engaging tasks. An excellent resource obviously created by a knowledgeable author." - C. Cottam, HoD & Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (8242)
"Ideas are clearly written and instructions for student on pre-release are useful... As a new specification I have not taught pre-release to GCSE students to it helps greatly with knowing the correct kind of level for Q’s... " - S. Anderson, HoD & Customer
"Very useful resource – good range of activities and material... It provided sample papers and enabled me to save lots of time... Covers all abilities so that it was really valuable from the glossary though to evaluation questions. - A. Wyatt, HoD & Customer
"Loved it! Really helpful. Clear, organised and in good time for the exam... Clear range of activities and 2x test papers. Activities cater for all parts of the pre-release and student friendly... Allows students to understand the material and progress with it – worth the money! Get it! - N. Roberts, Customer
"It arrived swiftly at the very start of term which was useful... It meant I could focus on teaching the pre-release not preparing for it over Easter!" - L. Tresserras, HoD & Customer