Geography

Top Revision Aspects That Are Looked At:

  1. Exam paper requirements.
  2. Exam paper layout.
  3. Identification and understanding of the command words.
  4. Understand the marking (point / level).
  5. Making use of the stimulus material.
  6. Learning your case studies in detail.
  7. Recapping the ‘Super Six’ (for use in the extended answers).
  8. Checking your answers, particularly the short ones.
  9. Sticking to the allocated time.

 

Students are also encouraged to use the following websites to aid in their revision:

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/
  • http://www.geographyalltheway.com/
  • http://greenfieldgeography.wikispaces.com/IGCSE+and+GCSE+Geography+Case+Studies
  • georesources.co.uk
  • usgs.gov
  • geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk

The Department has provided all of year 11 learners with a comprehensive ‘Revision Guide’ for each of the topics studied (Restless Earth / The Living World / Water on the Land / Population / Globalisation / Tourism). Students are advised to complete this as a review and recap for key concepts, vocabulary, facts and events in considerable detail.

Revision tasks may include; flow charts or timelines of events, key words and definitions, cue cards of key events, spider diagrams and mind maps.

Regular after school revision classes are held from 3.15 until 4.15 every Wednesday and Thursday. These sessions are there to help students use the Super Six when answering extended answers. The sessions could also be used by learners to complete revision tasks, discuss key issues with a member of staff or redo work which needs to improve.