Monday, 13 May 2013

SDME preparation

A reminder of the link for the SDME Resource Booklet.

Those of you doing the Higher Tier paper in particular should not only be familiarising yourselves with the resources in the booklet, but reading around the issues too.

The Geography Pods website mentioned in the earlier revision post has links to a number of YouTube videos about recent earthquakes, and also a number of resources that Geography teachers have put together to help their students to prepare for the exam.

Putting down roots in earthquake country is a document from the Southern California Earthquake Center, providing information about the earthquake risk in California and advice for residents about how best to prepare for earthquakes.

Inside Disaster is an interactive website which allows you to explore the Haiti earthquake as a survivor, a journalist or an aid worker.

It's also worth checking out the British Geological Survey and the United States Geological Survey websites - both have lots of information on earthquakes.

I'll add more links here over the next couple of weeks, but if you find any particularly good ones, leave a comment or email me so that they can be shared with everyone.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Are you an Outstanding Geography Student?

The Geographical Association and Discover the World are running a competition to win a study trip to North Iceland...

The competition is open to students in Years 9-11 and to enter you need to write a short essay - the questions are here (link is to PDF document).

This is a great opportunity and it would be brilliant to have some Swanwick entries...  Get writing!

Year 11 Revision

There are lots of useful revision websites about, and I know that lots of you are using things like BBC Bitesize.  It's well worth spending some time exploring - it's run by a geography teacher and has a whole section focused on OCR B.  Use the GCSE/iGCSE menu at the top to go to separate sections with content on the key themes (remember there is no Population and Settlement in your exam), specific advice about the Key Geographical Themes exam and a growing collection of links and resources to help those of you resitting the SDME exam to prepare.

If you find any other particularly useful revision websites or resource, leave a comment with the link...