Category Archives: Unit 1

Revision Advice and Ideas for tomorrow’s Unit 1 Exam

Don’t forget ALL the past lesson resources and presentations and an electronic copy of the revision guide are on Schoology for you. However also remember the following useful resources for testing yourself / last minute practice!

Remember the Interactive Practice Paper – try some questions – then click submit to get ideas of what should be in your answer so you can mark yourself.

Practic Paper - Challenges

See how much you know by having a go at the 50 question Multiple-Choice quiz for Challenges to the Planet!

Multiple Choice - Challenges to Planet

Remember there are the revision cards for Challenges to the Planet available here – get someone to test you!

Revision Cards

CASE STUDIES – what case studies / examples should you be make sure you know?

Make sure as well as your usual revision and revising the key concepts – you are clear on the main case studies we have looked at here at the Ivo for tomorrow’s exam.

Unit 1 Effects of climate change – Changes in Crop Production (Ethiopia, Mozambique etc.); Rising sea levels (effects on places like Tuvalu / Bangladesh); Melting glaciers (e.g. Athabasca) etc.

Unit 1 – Example of International Climate Conference – Kyoto (Kyoto Protocol – 1997)

Unit 1 – Local scale response to Climate Change – Huntingdonshire District Council

Unit 1 – Named example – NGO involved in Climate Change campaigning – Greenpeace

Unit 1 – Case Study – Sustainability in the Workplace – either (i) NOKIA or (ii) Marks and Spencers (Plan A) (could also use examples such as Holiday Inn (towels) and companies using skype more to reduce carbon footprint etc.

Unit 1 – Case Studies – Sustainable Transport – (i) London Congestion Charge (ii) Cambridge Park and Ride (make sure you know how these have helped reduce the effects on urban areas – e.g. reduced congestion, reduced pollution etc.)

Unit 1 – Examples – Effects of Resource Extraction –  Logging (Cameroon) Oil Extraction(Ecuador) Gold Mining (Brazil), Gas Project(Peru) etc.

Unit 1 – Examples – Sustainable Management Rainforest – Ecotourism, Agriculture & Small Scale Forestry (Costa Rica); Companies taking responsibility (Maxus Energy); Medicinal Uses (Merck) ; Fragrances (Givaudan);Governments taking stand (Kaw Mountain–French Guiana)


Revision – Unit 1 Revision guide

Hopefully you have all been making good use of your Unit 1 revision guide. If any of you happen to have lost it or left it at school by mistake – I have uploaded an electronic .pdf copy to your Year 11 Schoology course – simply log in and click on the ‘Updates’ section.

Unit 1 Revision

Revision – Unit 1 Exam.

If any of you can’t find your Year 11 Revision booklets – there is a .pdf version available on the Schoology course – just login and click on Updates and look for the updates regarding this.

I have also just uploaded to your Schoology course final revision presentations for Unit 1, 2 and 3 which should be helpful.

Geography Revision – Challenges to the Planet

After school GCSE Geography revision continues on Wednesday 3rd May with Challenges to the Planet. Mr Chambers will be in N16 and Miss Raine N15 running Higher Revision and Mrs Morey will be in N17 running Foundation Revision.

Resources from the first eight revision sessions on Population, Tourism, Settlement, Economic Change and Tectonic Landscapes, Coastal Landscapes, River Landscapes and Challenges to the Planet have been published on the Year 11 Schoology pages – students just need to log in.

Challenges to the Planet

GeoTweet Revison – 19 – Unit 1 Challenges to Planet – Resource Exploitation in Rainforests.

We have started doing some more GeoTweet Revision snippets to give you some bitesize revision chunks of revision. The existing ones can all be found here. This morning’s GeoTweet revision was in support of Unit 1 and looks at the effects and management of resource exploitation in Tropical Rainforests.

(Please remember that these are ONLY summaries and you must make sure you revise detail as well and refer to your revision guides to support you with this.)


Click here for the GeoTweet Revision  on Resource Exploitation

GCSE Revision Programme

If you haven’t been able to make the 10 Week Revision programme, remember you can access the Revision materials through the St Ivo Year 11 Schoology account (see your teacher for access codes). These are added after each session – they are definitely not the same as being there but may be helpful. 3 more sessions to go……

Tomorrow night we are revising Challenges to the Planet – this is part of the Unit 1 exam which is coming up VERY soon – please try and be there if you can. 3.15 – N16 (Higher), N17 (Foundation) and N19 (Higher).

Year 11 Geog Revision

Revision – Year 11 Mocks – January 2016

Now is the time to make sure you are revising thoroughly for your Year 11 mock exams which are in January.

Remember in Geography, as we are still teaching the Unit 2 Physical Environments, your mock exams will consist of:

Unit 1 – Geographical Skills and Challenges (1 hour)
Unit 3 – Human Environments (1 hour 15 mins)

You will need to refer to your individual timetables for the exact dates and locations of your exams.


Please remember there are lots of resources available to support you here on the blog – look through the links above or go straight to the main revision links page.


These are now available. Unit 1 will be distributed to you all in class by your teacher (please ask them for a copy if you don’t have it by the end of term). You can purchase a copy of the Unit 2 and 3 guides from the Business Centre (as per the letter sent to parents).

Revision Guides 2015

When we get back in January there will be the following support available:


Friday lunchtimes – Revision clinic in N16 – Mr Chambers or Mr Nunn will be available to go over any questions you have or help you revise any particular topics you are stuck on.

An extra mapskills revision session will be timetabled either at lunchtime or afterschool (more details to come when you get back after Christmas.