Llantwit Major School

Llantwit Major School

Student Portal

Geography Department

 

GCSE Revision Parent and Pupil Support pack

Getting my predicted grade command word sheet

Getting my predicted grade session 1

Getting the levelled questions right

Mind mapping revision strategy

Questions that use the word affect

Using map skills to get my A

 

Surveys

Geography Year 7 Autumn Numeracy

Geography year 7 LNF Autumn Term

Geography year 8 Autumn Term

Geography year 9 Autumn Term

 

 

 

AS Past Papers

  Examiner Reports   Geographical Investigations   Global Challenges   Mark Scemes
 

Global Investigations

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Global Challenges

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Sample Assessment

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Examplar

Examplar Resource

 

Global Investigations

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Global Challenges

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 GCSE Past Papers

Foundation Core Higher Core

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Specimen Paper

 

Foundation Options

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Mark Schemes

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Specification

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Higher Options

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Examiner Reports

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Who teaches Geography?

  • Mrs J Jones (Leader of Learning) 
  • Mrs S Davies
  • Mrs S Trotman


WHAT DO WE LEARN?

At Llantwit Major we prioritize the development of a sense of awe and wonder about the amazing world we live in. We organize trips to distant and local places. Pupils begin every year learning about current geographical news stories and issues eg they might examine the causes and impacts of a recent earthquake or cyclone on a place. They often consider what people have learnt about managing hazards or improving our lives and environments. Enabling pupils to understand tricky sustainable development issues underpin many of our lessons. Students from Atlantic College help pupils appreciate and understand how places vary so much.         

 

 

 

 

 

NUMERACY

Investigative work is at the heart of the geography curriculum and pupils generate their own questions about places They then collect data with independence (this includes fieldwork data) and present it graphically. Many important numeracy skills are applied, practiced and refined through geography. Statistical, cartographic, graphical and numerical skills are developed through the subject. For example, pupils design fieldwork techniques with a growing understanding of accuracy, sampling procedures and reliability.  Pupils search for patterns in data and offer analysis and interpretations. We are currently powering up pupils’ Digital Literacy through the increased use of GIS applications and mobile Apps to collect data.

LITERACY

The quality of pupils’ extended formal report writing has been an area of recent rapid development and improvement. We are particularly proud of our development of the use of PEEL structuring techniques, talk to write methods and ‘slow writing’ interventions to help pupils redraft, refine and structure their writing more effectively. Strategies to help all pupils to improve their spelling are also having real impacts on improving our pupils’ writing. Exemplar work will currently be available for key assessments.

 

 

 

Exam Practice

As with every examination subject, it is important to practice your exam skills (eg exam timing and what to include in longer answer questions). Geography papers need to be viewed in colour because you need to describe patterns on maps and interpret tricky diagrams. In this file you will find a comprehensive selection of past papers for GCSE and AS and A2 level. Mark schemes can be viewed alongside each paper so that you begin to think like an examiner. Why not test yourself against the clock and work out your own marks. Examiners’ reports (these are a challenging read!) might also be useful if you want to see what common successes, errors and problems other students have across the country. It is clear, for example, from these sources that you cannot access the highest marks unless you name examples of places, use technical terms concisely and structure longer answers well.      

 

Practice Papers

Here are a list of practice papers in PDF format

A2 Past Papers  -  PPQ Geo 3

Examiner Report Mark Schemes PPQ 

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Sample Assessments

 

Synoptic Jan 2011

Synoptic Jan 2012

 

Synoptic June 2011

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Synoptic June 2013

Synoptic June 2014

Synoptic June 2015

 PPQ Geo 4

Examiner Report Mark Schemes PPQ Research Paper

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Sample Assessments

Advance info Jan 2010

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Model Essays

Development Gap

 

Research Tips

Model Report

Plan

 

Research Paper

Geog Research Preparation

Hazard Response

I Need Help to Prepare

Sample GCE Geography

Unit 4 FQA

Unit 4 Generic Mark Scheme

Volcanoes - Human Response

 

GSCE Past Papers

 

 Sunny Sorrento Trip 2014