Saturday, 21 January 2012

SDME revision podcast

Mark Howell, a Geography teacher in Northamptonshire, has put together a podcast to help with SDME revision. I've not had chance to listen to it yet, but if it's half as good as the last one he did, it'll be well worth you downloading it and having a listen.

Mark also posted this link on Twitter - to a pdf file which is a study of the Brisbane River from 1999, and might be worth a read for those of you aiming for A/A* grades.

Let me know if you find any other useful resources.

Monday, 2 January 2012

SDME - January 2012

Happy New Year GCSE Geographers!

Hopefully the Year 11s amongst you have spent some time over the past couple of weeks looking at the resource booklet for the SDME exam (which is on Tuesday 24th January - pm). Assuming you were in your last lesson before Christmas, you have a black and white copy of the booklet. If you haven't or you need to look at a colour copy, a reminder that the booklet is here (direct link to the .pdf document - you will need a .pdf reader on your computer to be able to access this) as well as in Student Share.

Remember that, in order to get the higher grades, you need to be reading beyond the booklet... The Geographical Association's website has a useful list of links about the Australian floods which - although written primarily for teachers - is well worth you exploring. This article from the GCSE Wide World magazine (link to .pdf file) will be making an appearance in lessons in the next couple of weeks, but you might like to have a look at it now, and there are various useful bits and pieces, including links, on this site.

If you find anything else that you think is particularly useful - either specific to the Australian floods or about flood management more generally, email details to me (type vel into address bar from your school emails) and everyone can benefit!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Panorama: Drinking our rivers dry

This week's Panorama programme (on Monday evening) was about rivers, and whether the water industry is doing enough to protect them - it's available on iPlayer here and my group need to have watched it and written a summary of the key ideas by Monday.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Tropical storm names...

Those of you who were asking last week about the naming of tropical storms (hurricanes/cyclones/typhoons) might like to have a look at these two links:

World Meteorological Organisation

National Hurricane Center

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Year 11 - Controlled Assessment

Welcome back Year 11!

Those of you who have not finished your Fieldwork Focus Controlled Assessment (for whatever reason) will need to get it completed as soon as possible.

There will be after school sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting on Tuesday 13th September (room to be confirmed).

If you have any questions/concerns, please come and speak to me.

Year 10 Homework

Greetings new Year 10s...

The first part of your homework is to cover your book with a geographical theme.

The second part of your homework is to leave a comment on the blog, with an interesting geographical fact. Do your best to tell me something I don't know already... There might be a prize for the most interesting fact!

To leave a comment, you need to click on the "Comments" button at the bottom of this post. Type your comment, and then enter the "captcha". You should not need to have a Google account to leave a comment (although it is useful to have one anyway). Your comment will not appear straightaway, as they come to me to be moderated first, but I will make sure I check regularly and publish them as soon as I can. Please make sure that you are writing in "proper" English (ie nt txt spk), and also, put your FIRST NAME (not your surname, although if there are two people in your group with the same name, the initial of your surname as well would be helpful), and if you are in my group VEl and for Mr Mattia's group NMa in your comment.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Young Geographer of the Year 2011

Could you be the RGS's Young Geographer of the Year 2011? Click on the flyer below to go to the RGS's website where there are more details about the competition and what you need to do.