New GCSE geography retrieval revision

We are developing a new, open access revision area on Internet Geography, to support students with  retrieval practice. The resources will consist of a bank of online gap-fill activities that students can use to revisit prior learning.

The activities will be freely available with no requirement to register, pay to access or log in.

Each gap-fill will come in two forms, an open gap fill where students need to recall keywords and factual information along with a drag and drop version. The two versions are illustrated below.


We’re seeking support from the geography teacher community to develop these revision activities by contributing a paragraph or two of text to summarise key elements of each GCSE geography unit across all exam boards.

When contributing just head over to the submission form and add your paragraph. When contributing your paragraph missing words should be enclosed within an asterisk. e.g. *Constructive* waves build beaches. These waves are more common in *summer* than in winter. Constructive waves predominate in calmer weather conditions when less energy is being transferred to the water. Each wave is low. As the wave *breaks* it carries material up the beach in its *swash*. The beach material will then be deposited as the backwash soaks into the sand or slowly drains away. When the next wave breaks its swash will deposit more material without it being ‘captured’ by the backwash of the preceding wave.

Alternative answers should be separated using a forward slash e.g. *conservative/passive* plate margins….

You can also add a tooltip (pop up hint) to support students with the answer by including a colon e.g. *conservative/passive:Where to plates slide past each other* plate boundaries.

To begin with will focus on one unit at a time for each exam specification. To avoid repetition please identify the paragraph you will complete on this Google Sheet. When you’ve submitted it using this form please indicate it has been completed on the Google Sheet.

If you’ve any questions, please contact by adding a comment below.

Many thanks,


GCSE Geography Homework Resources by Mr McAllister

Adam McAllister AKA @McAllister_Geog has produced a set of GCSE homework activities that he’s kindly agreed to share on Internet Geography.

There are 40 resources to download so they have been compressed into a Zip file. The file size is around 20MB. You can download it below.

Download Homework Zip File

Adam also recently wrote a blog post for Internet Geography sharing a strategy for interpreting graphs using TEA analysis which is well worth a read!

If you have resources to share please drop us an email via [email protected]

Hosting an Online Revision Party

Fed up of the same old revision? Why not organise an online revision party? It’s simple to organise, a great way to connect with others and helps share the workload!

How does it work?

Each party guest chooses an area of the course they will become experts in. They then spend some time planning a brief recap of the topic. This could be a PowerPoint containing images and a small amount of text.

Next, each party guest writes a selection of multiple-choice questions to go with their presentation.

Finally, connect with each other online, take it in turn to teach, quiz and answer questions.

There are lots of free online tools you can use to host your party. If you have a Google account, you could try a Google Hangout. Another great tool is which allows up to 40 minutes of video meetings per session. Both services allow you to share your screen with others in your group, along with video and audio.

It is worth trying out a video meeting before you host your revision party so you are not wasting time setting up before the revision party.

Make sure you know the people you are having your online revision party with. Stay safe online!

Geography Revision Timetable 2020

Last year we shared a fantastic revision timetable for AQA GCSE Geography developed by Laura Gregson (@grego_geog),  inspired by @MrThorntonTeach.

This year, Charlotte Clarke (of @HornseyGeog) has been first to share a version for 2020. There are some repeat questions in there that cover some of the areas Charlotte’s students need to revisit. However, it is fully editable so you can customise it for your students. If you do customise it please send us a copy to share here via [email protected]

You can download Charlotte’s version by clicking the image below.

GCSE Geography Revision Timetable

Geography Revision Grids

Several geography revision grids have been well received on Twitter recently. An example is shown below.

Living World Revision Grids

To support teachers we’ve put together a set of revision grids for AQA GCSE Geography paper 1, Edexcel A Component 1 The Physical Environment and Edexcel B, Hazardous Earth, People and the Biosphere and Forests Under Threat.

Revision Grids

AQA GCSE Geography Paper 1 Revision Grids


Edexcel A GCSE Geography Component 1 Revision Grids

Edexcel A GCSE Geography Component 1 Revision Grids


Revision Grids Set A Edexcel B GCSE Geography

Revision Grids Set A Edexcel B GCSE Geography

You can download each set of revision grids in PDF format for free below:

Subscribers to Internet Geography Plus can log in and download editable PowerPoint versions of these resources.

Create a self-marking quiz using Google Forms

Creating a self-marking quiz using Google Forms is easy. Not only can students complete the quiz using any device but the quiz is self-marking, saving you time. This tutorial takes you through the steps needed to create a quiz like this basic example for coastal erosion.

To get started, head over to your Google Drive and click the New button in the top left corner. Next, click More then click Google Forms.

Open Google Forms

Open Google Forms

When your form is open, click the settings icon (cog) then select the Quizzes tab. This allows you to allocate points to the quiz and allow grading should you want it. Next, click Save.

Turn on quiz

Turn on quiz

Give your quiz a title, by clicking Untitled form and adding a title.

You now need to add fields to your quiz, which can include first name, surname and email address. To begin with type first name into the first question field. Then, select short answer from the answer dropdown. Make sure you click the required slider otherwise students could submit a quiz without adding their name. You can duplicate the question to add surname and email address.

Adding name fields

Adding name fields

When you’ve added the email address field you will have the option to collect email addresses. Click the link to enable this.

Your form will look something like the example below.

Collecting details for your quiz

Collecting details for your quiz

Next, you need to add your questions. You can add multiple choice questions, multiple answer questions and short answers.

Below is an example of a multiple-choice question. Remember to select Required so that students ahve to answer the question.

Example multiple-choice question

Example multiple-choice question

Once your written your multiple-choice question, click ANSWER KEY. Next, identify the correct answer and allocate the number of points available for correctly answering it. You can choose to add answer feedback too if you wish to.

Identify the correct answer and allocate points

Identify the correct answer and allocate points

Add the remaining questions you want to ask.

When you are ready to test your quiz click the preview icon at the top of the screen. This will take you to the live quiz (you can copy the web address and share it with students – if you are not sharing this electronically you might want to shorten the web address (URL) by visiting TinyUrl.

Once you have shared the quiz you can check results by clicking the Responses tab. You can review the performance of your students by exploring the options. If you want the results in a spreadsheet format, just click the Sheets icon below Total points. This will create a spreadsheet containing all the responses.



Did you know? If you subscribe to Internet Geography Plus you’ve got access to a number of multiple-choice question booklets. You can copy and paste questions and answers from these booklets to create digital versions of the multiple-choice resources. Please note, if you use our questions please don’t share the quizzes with people or students outside of your classes if you have an individual subscription or your school if you have a department subscription.

Have you seen our quizzes on Internet Geography? Save time creating your own by using ours!

Next Steps
Once you’ve set up your quiz installing a simple add-on lets you analyse the data you have collected. Take a look at this post to find out how: Analysing data from a self-marking quiz using Google Forms with Flubaroo.

AQA GCSE Geography The Living World Work Booklet

We recently ran a poll on Facebook and Twitter to find out what Internet Geography Plus subscribers wanted adding to the subscription area. Fifty-four per cent of Twitter respondents wanted to see the development of work booklets as did the majority of Facebookers. As a result of this, we are pleased to launch the first Internet Geography Plus work booklet!

Our first, fully editable work booklet covers ecosystems and tropical rainforests as part of the AQA GCSE Geography Living World unit (hot and cold environments will be published separately). The booklet can be used during class teaching, as a catch-up resource for students who missed the unit or as an opportunity to re-visit learning throughout the course, either in class or for homework.

Not only does the booklet include activities it also contains:

  • QR codes linking to online resources to support learners
  • links to online quizzes so students can check their learning
  • space for students to complete dual coding at the end of each section to summarise their learning, along with online resources to support learners complete this

Booklets covering each unit of the AQA GCSE Geography course will be added this term and are free to Internet Geography Plus subscribers. Log in to download the booklet now. Not a member? You can take out a low-cost subscription here.

UPDATE – 10/11/2019

We’ve uploaded a large number of work booklets for AQA and Edexcel A GCSE. For AQA these include:

  • The Changing Economic World
  • The Challenge of Natural Hazards – Climate change
  • The Challenge of Natural Hazards – Tectonics
  • River Landscapes in the UK
  • Coastal Landscapes in the UK
  • Ecosystems and rainforests
  • Ecosystems – cold environments
  • Ecosystems – hot deserts

For Edexcel A you can download:

  • Global Development
  • Weather Hazards and Climate Change
  • Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Management (the deciduous forest)
  • Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Management (the UK and The tropical forest)
  • River landscapes and processes
  • Coastal landscapes and processes


Just a note of thanks for all of your hard work with this website. It is a fantastic set of resources and our students are benefiting greatly from them. I subscribed earlier this year and now the department has done which is good for us all. It is fantastic value for money and the materials have been welcomed by teachers, pupils and parents. It is good to know that it is a site you can trust to be AQA specific and kept so up to date.

Nik G September 2019

AQA GCSE Geography Support Cards

Helen Burton (@HelenBurlton1) recently shared a set of really useful flashcards to support students studying AQA GCSE Geography.

Helen has kindly shared these resources and they’re available to download below! Please show your appreciation in the comments below and give Helen a follow on Twitter.


Geography Revision Timetable 2019

Geography Revision Timetable 2019

Looking for an AQA GCSE Geography revision timetable? Laura Gregson (@grego_geog) has produced this fantastic example inspired by @MrThorntonTeach. Click the image or here to download.

Geography Revision Timetable 2019

Geography Revision Timetable 2019

Be sure to thank Laura on Twitter, it’s a great piece of work!

If you have created a similar revision timetable and you’re happy to share please send a copy to [email protected]


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