Students should be encouraged to revise from the beginning of their geography course. By getting into good study habits early on and re-visiting content regularly, they are more likely to achieve success in their final exams. However, setting revision and homework throughout the year can be a laborious task, let alone tracking what has been set. Therefore, we’ve developed a tool to generate monthly revision plans, that track the content and skills being covered, to ensure the full specifications of AQA GCSE Geography and iGCSE Geography is covered.
Through selecting the content students should revise, using drop-down menus a monthly overview plan is generated, ready for printing or exporting to PDF for your VLE. The screenshot below shows a drop-down menu containing I can/know statements, which when clicked, display in the cell. The bank of statements are fully customisable to cover your case studies etc.
Once you have selected the areas students should revise the statements are displayed as below.
The image below shows an example of a completed revision timetable.
In a separate sheet in the tracker, the revision you have set is automatically recorded providing you with the big picture of what has been covered.
Having put this together it is clear that students need to start getting into good revision habits or retrieving information a lot earlier in the course. With over 200 areas of the specification to cover, last minute revision is clearly not enough.
The fully customisable Geography Revision Generator and Tracker for AQA and iGCSE GCSE Geogrpahy is currently in development but V1.0 is available for free to subscribers to Internet Geography Plus in the member’s area. Not a member? Take out a low-cost subscription.