Sunday, 30 November 2008


As well as your exercise books and the revision guides that some of you have bought, don't forget that there are lots of useful websites, etc. out there as well.

If you type "revision" into the search on Geogtastic, you will find various posts from previous years - a couple of the most useful are here:

Saturday, 29 November 2008


The Ecotourism Game that we mentioned yesterday is here...

Saturday, 22 November 2008


Thank you very much, and well done, to those of you who managed to get your coursework handed in on time. You can now stop worrying about it and can get on with revising for your mock exams, and preparing for the DME exam in January.

If you are one of the people who didn't, you need to get yourself sorted out as a matter of urgency.

Sunday, 16 November 2008


I discovered this fab set of "creative games" via Dan Raven-Ellison a while back - but this example by Kenny73 is particularly appropriate for what the Yr11s who are not in an Art exam will be doing tomorrow:

Have a go at making your own flipbook showing how coastal landforms develop... What other uses can you think of?

The River Severn - From Source to Sea

A rather timely follow-on from our rivers revision on Friday...

Thanks to Alan P, and to David Noble who created the videos.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Coursework Deadline, Mocks and DME

Hopefully the coursework is going well... Remember that we agreed on Monday 17th November as the FINAL deadline.

Final deadline means a complete piece of work (spell-checked, printed, with title page, contents page, bibliography, etc.)! I will give you a list next week of reminders about how your work should be presented.

If you are sorted on the coursework front and short of something to do (!) then you might like to have a think about the DME title for January 2009 which is "City Centres - Vibrant Hub or Dead Heart?". More details and links to come in the next few weeks...

Remember also that it is not very long until mock exams - for Geography, you will have a "terminal exam" which will examine all the work that you have done since the start of Year 10, and a DME exam which will be a previous DME exam and which we will spend some lesson time preparing for.

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Google-up your coursework

Lots of interesting ideas from Noel Jenkins about how to use various Google applications to improve your coursework. We will look at some of these in more detail after our Burbage visit on Monday, but if you want to have a look now and think about how you might use them, click on the picture below:

Monday, 18 August 2008

Coasts may be "abandoned to the sea"

That's according to Lord Smith, the new chairman of the Environment Agency, who says that coastal erosion is the most difficult issue that the Agency have to deal with, but that some parts of the coastline are so badly eroded that they are not worth protecting.

The picture shows part of the Holderness Coast (East Yorkshire), but large parts of Norfolk and Suffolk are under threat as well. Read the full article from the BBC here.

Sunday, 17 August 2008


Early in the new year for Year 11 will be our visit to Burbage:

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There'll be plenty more information in the few lessons before we go, and I will add more placemarks to the map in due course.

In the meantime, you might want to have a think about national parks in general - what they are, where they are, and why they exist. Two good starting points would be the National Parks Authority website, and the Peak District National Park site.


Not much here yet, but this blog will be to support SHS students studying GSCE Geography...