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Home Learning

Year 7

For an African country of your choice produce a project organised under the following headings:

Location:

  1. Where is your chosen country located in Africa? – find a map, use compass directions and name the countries or oceans it shares a border with.

Physical geography:

  1. Describe the natural environment of the country – this could be rivers, mountains, rainforests, deserts – find pictures and statistics e.g. length or the rivers, height of the mountains
  2. What is the climate of your chosen country like? – find a climate graph and describe the temperature and rainfall pattern

Extension:

Explain the reasons for climate.

Human Geography:

  1. What is the population of your chosen country?
  2. Name the capital city
  3. What is the main employment in the country?
  4. Find some development indicators for the country e.g birth rate, death rate, life expectancy, GDP per capita.  What do these tell you about the country compared to the UK?

Extension:

     How is your chosen country the same and different to the UK?

 

Year 8: Tectonic Hazards

For an earthquake of your choice:

  1. When did it happen?
  2. Why did it happen?
  3. How did it affect people/environment/economy?
  4. How did people respond to the earthquake?
  5. Did the country manage the earthquake successfully?  Explain your view.

For a volcano eruption of your choice:

  1. When did it happen?
  2. Why did it happen?
  3. How did it affect people/environment/economy?
  4. How did people respond to the volcano?
  5. Did the country manage the volcano successfully?  Explain your view.

For a tsunami of your choice:

  1. When did it happen?
  2. Why did it happen?
  3. How did it affect people/environment/economy?
  4. How did people respond to the tsunami?
  5. Did the country manage the tsunami successfully?  Explain your view.

 

Year 9 

How can we be more energy efficient?

Energy efficient homes:

  1. Find an image of an energy efficient home
  2. Add annotations/labels to the image to explain how it uses less energy
  3. How effective do you think energy efficient homes will be as a strategy to reduce carbon emissions?

The websites below will help you answer the questions

https://zeroenergyproject.org/build/twelve-steps-affordable-zero-energy-home-construction-design/

https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-energy-efficiency?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI87jL8JCf6AIVh6ztCh0psQnqEAAYASAAEgJ0yPD_BwE

https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-energy-efficiency/home-improvements

Transport - Electric cars

For an electric car of your choice – see the website below:

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/electric/these-are-the-top-ten-everyday-electric-cars-you-need-to-know-about#10

For your chosen electric car:

  1. Find a picture and record the name of your chosen electric car
  2. The price of the car
  3. Range of the car (how far it can be driven before it needs to be charged)
  4. 3 advantages of electric cars
  5. 3 disadvantages of electric cars
  6. How effective do you think electric cars will be as a strategy to reduce carbon emissions?

The websites below will help you answer questions 4 – 6.

https://www.energysage.com/electric-vehicles/advantages-of-evs/

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/electric-cars-uk-buying-guide

https://www.autotrader.com/car-tips/electric-cars-benefits-and-disadvantages-208155

https://earth911.com/eco-tech/pros-cons-electric-vehicles/

 

Year 10 

You have completed the following topics so far in Year 10:

  • Development Dynamics
  • India
  • Challenges of an Urbanising World
  • Mumbai

Produce revision resources for each topic covered so far using the revision checklists in your exercise books.

The link to the exam board website is shown below:

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/geography-b-2016.html

You will find past papers and mark schemes in the exam materials section.

 

Year 12

You will have been sent the last few lessons on Globalisation and Coasts via email or on Teams to complete the Year 12 content for Geography.  I would therefore encourage all of you to make a set of detailed revision notes for the Year 12 Geography content to support preparation for your A Level exams next summer.  You should use the specification content grids that you have been given for each area of study and I would advise that you try to organise your revision notes by enquiry questions.  The topics studied in Year 12 are:

  • Tectonics Hazards
  • Coasts
  • Globalisation
  • Diverse Places

You can find the Edexcel Geography specification on the link below:

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/geography-2016.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Category%2FSpecification