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Raising Achievement in GCSE Geography

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Age Range: KS4

'Raising Achievement in GCSE Geography' has one aim: to lift D & E grade students to at least a C grade. The pack is produced by a subject-specialist team and concentrates on skill development activities, focusing on the areas in Geography where middle-ability students most often let themselves down. Every worksheet is supported by Teachers' Notes which clearly state the grading criteria for the relevant skill, plus general tips on successful exam preparation.

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Size: 62 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 318 8
Author(s): Victoria Burton
Code: RAGE
Popularity rank: 189

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Contents List


Section 1 - Population And Settlement

  • 7 TOO DENSE Students discover that global population patterns are most heavily influenced by physical factors.
  • 9 GOING DOTTY Students learn to describe and explain population patterns in Brazil.
  • 11 CHOROPLETH MAPPING Students learn to produce and interpret Choropleth maps.
  • 13 SETTLEMENT FACTORS Students explore a range of factors affecting early settlement patterns.
  • 15 LAND USE Students gain an understanding of town land use and practise interpreting a land use model.

Section 2 - Physical Geography

  • 17 RIVER EROSION Students gain an understanding of the processes of erosion and transportation in rivers.
  • 19 LANDFORM Students learn to explain the link between river flow and landforms, using appropriate language.
  • 21 COASTAL LANDFORMS Students learn about headland erosion, including the different stages that can occur.
  • 23 COASTAL MANAGEMENT Students gain an understanding of different ways of managing coastal erosion and the factors involved when choosing a suitable method.
  • 25 STUDYING ECOSYSTEMS This page provides students with a method of planning and preparing effective reports.
  • 27 DEFORESTATION Students learn to interpret diagrams showing the effects of deforestation in rainforests.

Section 3 - Industry

  • 29 CLASSIFYING INDUSTRY Students learn to classify companies as 'primary', 'secondary' or 'tertiary', taking into account the diverse nature of some companies.
  • 31 INDUSTRIAL CHANGE Students explore the reasons for the growth of the iron and steel industry in South Wales - and its subsequent decline and move.
  • 33 TRIANGULAR PLOTTING Students learn to read and plot triangular graphs and interpret the information they give.
  • 35 APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY Students gain an appreciation of what constitutes appropriate technology for developing countries and the importance of this type of technology.

Section 4 - Agriculture

  • 37 DESCRIBING FARMING Students practise using the appropriate technical vocabulary necessary for describing a variety of types of farming.
  • 39 FARMING SYSTEMS Students learn to produce systems diagrams and use them as a basis for exploring factors that influence farming traditions and changes.
  • 41 FARMING PROFILE Students learn to organise information about a farm into an informative profile.
  • 43 STAND IN LINE Students explore how farming in Britain may damage or protect the environment and are encouraged to form their own opinions.
  • 45 THE GREEN REVOLUTION Students gain an understanding of the effects of technological advances on food production in developing countries.

Section 5 - Project

  • 47 SETTING THE SCENE Students learn to structure fieldwork coursework effectively and practise the skills of writing concise and accurate site and situation descriptions.
  • 49 THE RIGHT DATA Students learn to choose suitable data collection methods for specific aims.
  • 51 ON THE MAP Students learn to use maps to present numerical information.
  • 53 ANALYSIS OR CONCLUSION? Students learn to write effective analyses.
  • 55 IN CONCLUSION Students learn to write effective conclusions.
  • 57 EVALUATION Students learn to evaluate investigations effectively.

Section 6 - Preparing For The Examination

  • 59 IN THE EXAM ROOM Students identify and learn to avoid common mistakes made in examinations.
  • 61 KNOWING THE BASICS Students ensure they are able to demonstrate a number of basic geographical skills required in examinations.
  • 62 APPENDIX Case Study Profile Proforma.

Additional Resources: Online Assessment

Preview tests forIndustry andRivers delivered via our Yacapaca assessment system.

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Anna Gunby at Geographical Association

30 sheets covering an impressive range of topics... offers good value for this kind of pack.
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Anna Gunby at Geographical Association

....finds a welcome place in the resource cupboard, and not only to be resorted to on rainy afternoons!
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Anna Gunby at Geographical Association

30 sheets covering an impressive range of topics... offers good value for this kind of pack.
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