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Welcome

We’ve developed this area of Internet Geography, to offer advice and guidance to help you succeed in your most important GCSE course, Geography*.

*yes, we’re totally biased.

In all seriousness, geography is an incredibly valuable subject to study that can open many doors!

“Geography is a broad-based academic subject that will open up options for you in your future. Employers and universities see geography as a robust academic subject rich in skills, knowledge and understanding. As a subject linking the arts and the sciences it is highly flexible in terms of what you can combine it with, both at GCSE and A Level.”

As you’re reading this, you must have received a Get into Geography resource from your teacher. Each Get into Geography sheet contains resources to support you in getting ahead in geography. Below, we explore ways to develop your knowledge and understanding in the units you are studying in your GCSE geography course.

The Learning Journey

The learning journey is a list of questions you will investigate in class. If you scan the QR code in the top left of your Get into Geography sheet you’ll be taken to resources to help you with these questions.

Watch this

Watch this includes videos that are linked to the units you are studying. Why not have a movie night and watch them?

Read this

We’ve shared some really useful resources that are worth having a read. Reading around your course will help develop your understanding of the units you are studying.

Listen to this

We’ve picked some really useful, free podcasts (digital audio files available on the internet to download for free) for you to listen to.

Misconceptions

There are common misconceptions that can trip you up when answering exam questions. We’ve included some common ones to avoid this happening. Have a read through them and if you’re still not sure, have a chat with your teacher.

Check this out

We’ve recommended some awe-inspiring programmes, video clips and films to watch that really should be shared with the family! Why not have a movie night?

Speak like a geographer

It is essential to understand and be able to use key terms in geography. You’ll find ten essential words/term on your Get into Geography sheet. Why not create a quiz and ask your family and friends to check your understanding of them. You could also play Pictionary or Taboo with your friends and family. Below is a link to a document containing the keywords and definitions you need to know.

Keywords for AQA GCSE Geography – Natural hazards, volcanoes and earthquakes
Keywords for AQA GCSE Geography – Weather hazards
Keywords for AQA GCSE Geography – River landscapes in the UK
Keywords for AQA GCSE Geography – Coastal landscapes in the UK
Keywords for AQA GCSE Geography – Ecosystems and Rainforests
Keywords for AQA GCSE Geography – Hot deserts

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