This new Key Stage 4-5 bridging unit has been designed to support students in making the transition to Further Education.
The resources can be delivered in the classroom (teacher PPT included) or used as a stand-alone project. The resource is ideal for the final weeks of term for Y11 or can be set as a summer transition project for future Y12 geographers.
The resource has been developed to help improve independent study skills, essential for all post 16 qualifications. It also addresses elements of natural hazards as part of the A level specification.
All resources are fully editable in PowerPoint format so can be adapted to meet the needs of your students (to maintain the same formating download and install Amatic SC, a free Google Font, to your computer).
The resource includes:
1. A work booklet for students to complete
2. A teacher presentation (if the project is delivered within the classroom)
3. A resource booklet containing information about two recent volcanic eruptions
4. Cornell Notes template (A4)
5. Mind map templates (A3) x 2
6. Venn diagrams template
7. mark scheme for assessment questions
We’ve received feedback on the resources from a range of well-established geography teachers. This is what they had to say:
A fabulous resource for teachers in helping budding A level Geographers ‘bridge the gap’ between GCSE and A level. It sets out to support students in developing invaluable skills such as organised note taking, mind mapping etc. to help them become independent learners and to give them a head start in preparing for the rigour of A Level studies. The resource is based around some great uptodate Volcano case studies which will be invaluable in supporting the study of hazardous environments.
Rob Chambers (@robgeog)
I’m loving how this looks with the formatting, images and diagrams. The booklet with the volcanic contexts is a teacher’s dream- all the relevant information you need is in one place! This will save me hours of work creating something for my Year 11 students, which is of the utmost importance at the moment with the sheer level of marking we have to do!
Looks fab! Loving the layout, looks really clear and concise. Lots of good FE skills in there. Good level of challenge in it as well.
Fiona Sheriff (@geographygem)
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