Revision materials to support you in preparing for your GCSE Geography exams.
A step-by-step guide to effective revision.
Explore different types of hazards, including tectonic and atmospheric hazards.
Study ecosystems, tropical rainforests and either hot deserts or cold environments.
Study UK physical landscapes and two from coastal, river, and glacial landscapes in the UK.
Explore urbanisation and its impacts in a city in an LIC/NEE and a city in the UK.
Explore variations in economic development, the effects of rapid economic development in an LIC/NEE and the impacts of the changing UK economy.
Study resource management and one from food, water or energy.
GCSE Geography revision. It’s a piece of CAKE. At the very least it can be made easier! These four simple steps will help prepare you for GCSE Geography exam success:
Commit to revision. Don’t put it off. Put a plan in place for when you will revise geography. Here’s a template to get you started. Want to know how long before your exam? Take a look at the exam countdown clock.
Audit your strengths and the areas you need to work on. In other words, you need to identify your priorities for revision. Either look at the exam specification or use a checklist (usually called a PLC), to see where you are now. Once you’ve done this go back to your revision plan and identify what you need to revise. It’s really important that you revisit your learning regularly so build this into your plan.
Build your knowledge. You’re now ready to revisit your learning. There are lots of different ways of revising. You need to choose one that works for you. Take a look at the revision techniques we’ve put together and choose one that will work for you.
Evaluate your learning. How do you evaluate your learning? Take regular quizzes and complete past exam questions. Get family members on board to quiz you regularly. It will help build your memory. There are lots of GCSE geography revision quizzes on the internet. For example:
You also need to work on your exam technique so make sure you have a go at plenty of exam questions. Your teacher can provide you with these.
Revision distractions are everywhere. From Snapchat to Netflix it’s easy to lose focus and become distracted when you’re scheduled to revise. So, turn off your phone, TV and console and get on. Reward yourself after you’ve put some effort in.
It’s essential you stay healthy, both physically and mentally, as you prepare for your exams. Preparing for exams is stressful so you need to look after yourself. Simple steps to keep yourself healthy include:
If you feel you need support during this time there are plenty of places to turn to.
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