Urbanisation and Slums DME

Rachel Norris (@geo_getters84) has very kindly shared a DME covering urbanisation and slums.

These resources were designed for Rachel’s year 9s to use at home for distance learning, completing a decision-making exercise. It is based on the topic of Africa, and Development that Rachel’s pupils have studied in school this year. However, it also offers synoptic elements and asks pupils to work on their skills.

The idea came from the AQA paper 3 this summer that was not sat – however this has been put together independently of that (beyond the same theme), all sources should be referenced, with links to original sources. Data was accurate at the point of construction (May 2020)

It is divided into three sections – Section A is based on reading and interpreting a range of graphs and maps with reference to urbanisation.

Section B builds a bit more onto the issues associated with shanty town development in cities across Africa. Resources this time are wider including newspaper articles and a travel journal.

Finally, the final section asks pupils to make a decision. Ideally utilising work from previous sections.

Each section of information has a booklet of tasks to go along with it.

This could be adapted and set to any year group – we will also use it with our new year 12 cohort as they missed Paper 3 (AQA) this year.

There are quizzes that accompany it on quizizz – search shanty towns of Africa recap.

Download the urbanisation and slums DME

Withernsea DME resources

Withernsea DME resources

The resources below have been developed to support teacher and students using the Internet Geography Coastal Management DME for AQA GCSE Geography paper 3.

An application has been made to secure funding to extend the coastal defences at Withernsea on the Holderness Coast.  The resources below support students investigating the Withernsea Coastal Defences decision-making exercise.

The map below provides an overview of the proposed location of the coastal defences along with information on the existing coastal defences and the impact of coastal erosion in this area.

The image above shows the coastal defences to the south of Withernsea. These include a sea wall, wooden groyne and rock armour.

The image above shows the coastal defences to the south of Withernsea. These include a seawall, wooden groyne and rock armour.

The image below shows the coastal defences at Withernsea and their down-drift impact.

Withernsea - Terminal Groyne Effect

Withernsea – Terminal Groyne Effect

Below is a 360 image captured at Golden Sands Holiday Park.

Golden Sands Holiday Park, Withernsea


This image shows the leisure park to the south of Withernsea. The application for funding will protect this area of coastline.