Friday, 14 February 2014

Revision links

You should now be thinking about planning out your revision timetable for all of your subjects and importantly your geography revision. You have three main areas that you can start producing revision materials for: Coasts,Urban and the Hostile World (Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Tropical Storms and wildfires). We will be giving you materials to help you but there are several things that you can do to help yourself.
  • Not got a timetable yet? Here is one that will take you up to the start of the exam period.
  • Can't find any exam questions to practice? Here is a link to the exam board website that not only has the previous exams but also the answers. You just need to enter geography, GCSE and specification B into the drop down menus.
  • On Miss Cawood's blogs you will find lots of materials that are designed to help you with this course. So make sure you have a look. Here is a link to the one on coasts.
Finally don't forget we are here to help. So if you don't "get" something we are here to help.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Bourton on the Water Photographs

Here is the link to the photographs that I took in  Bourton on the Water last Friday.
It is interesting to contrast these photos with this one taken on a lovely summer's day. This one really does give you an idea of what a honeypot site is like.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Top Trumps

Yesterday you started creating a set of Top Trump cards to show socio-economic inequalities in Birmingham. As a pair you need to use the instructions below to complete a set of 24 or 32 cards. Then cut them out and play top trumps.

First of all visit the census website with neighbourhood statistics

  1. Enter the name of the ward of Birmingham you are looking at and select ‘ward’
  2. Select 'census' → 'key statistics' → 'key figures for 2011 census
  3. You are looking for information on -
  • % of people unemployed            
  • % of people with good health
  • % of people 16+ with no qualifications
When you have completed the top trumps and played it through choose three wards that you think are the most affluent and use and Google Streetview to investigate houses for sale in the area. Think about: 
  • How do prices compare to Bicester?
  • Do you think that your judgements are correct (at the moment}?
Now do the same but with what you think are the three most deprived wards.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Development, Sustainability and Ecotourism Revision Resource

I came across the PowerPoint you used in the lesson today whilst looking
 for more materials to help you on this topic. I am very grate
Costa Rica Biodiversity
ful to Withernsea High School for producing such an excellent resource. Here is a link to the.PowerPoint.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Random Post

For our BTEC flora and fauna survey we have to make our survey as random as possible.

Here is a link to a random number generator you can use.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Y10 Lesson 1 Urbanisation

Spingfield - Virtual Urbanisation
In today's lesson we are looking at how the process of urbanisation has brought about changes to the planet.

Here is a copy of the PowerPoint we used in the lesson.

To find out where you are in the 7 billion plus people on the planet go here.

Here is a link to the BBC web page on urbanisation.

Here is the gapminder map link from the Powerpoint.

Here is a link to a blank world map you can use.