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Sandsend Coastal Protection Scheme – What is the unintended consequence?

In 2016 hard engineering defences were constructed between Whitby and Sandsend. Concrete steps, replacing damaged defences, now protect the 800m section of the coast.

Concrete steps at Sandsend

Concrete steps at Sandsend

The defences have been designed to protect the A174 Sandsend Road between Whitby and Sansend. Soft engineering solutions, such as the stabilisation of the boulder clay cliffs have also been introduced. The new coastal defences protect the main road from closure. The image below shows the newly reprofiled cliffs with vegetation to secure the cliff.

Sandsend cliff stabilisation

Sandsend cliff stabilisation behind the A174

The £9 million project is a partnership development between The Environment Agency and North Yorkshire County Council. The defences avoid regular road closures previously caused by boulder clay landslips in winter and during periods of bad weather.

Work on the lower sections of the new scheme involved building 450 steps using an innovative system that carried concrete along a rail built into the defences.  The concrete mix was strengthened by mixing 5mm plastic filaments.

However, subsequent poor weather and strong winds have caused erosion to the sea wall exposing the plastics. Estimates suggest that this is happening over 75% of the structure. Erosion is evident at the bottom of the structure, which is continuously in contact with the sea and beach. As a result of this, plastic filaments are now standard on the beach.

Plastic filaments at Sandsend

Plastic filaments at Sandsend

Critics of the scheme are campaigning to avoid the use of similar construction techniques in the future.

 

 

 

Geography in the News 12

Geography in the News 12

Geography in the News has been created to encourage students to read more widely, examining synoptic links and keep up to date with geography-related news. It has been developed to be given to students as homework and includes differentiated activities for them to complete. Our downloadable homework comes in an editable format so you can make adjustments appropriate to your students. We’ll be publishing a new homework relating to a recent event in the news every week during term time.

A peer/self-assessment sheet will soon be made available to download so students can peer/self assess their homework to help reduce your workload. You can access past mark schemes by signing up to a free subscription to Internet Geography.

Our twelfth homework is based on an article on The Guardian website examines the impact of Cyclone Idai on Mozambique. View the article.

Rather than setting a series of comprehension activities we are trialling the use of dual coding. We’ve set up some support resources for students who are unfamiliar with dual coding here. We’d love to hear what you think about using this technique. Please contact us and let us know what you think.

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If you like Geography in the News please consider subscribing to Internet Geography Homework Plus. This is a new development on Internet Geography. We regularly publish homework to support skills development at GCSE. Homeworks will include the opportunity to practise and develop map skills, exam technique and statistical skills. So far we’ve covered a range of skills including:

  • exam technique
  • 4/6 figure grid references
  • sketches from photographs
  • height on a map
  • longitude and latitude
  • mean, median & mode
  • range & interquartile range
  • gradient, contour & spot height
  • the direction a photo has been taken in
  • pie charts
  • bar graphs & histograms
  • line & compound graphs

Homework Plus assignments also come with a mark scheme that can be used by teachers or students for peer/self-assessment.

In addition to Homework Plus resources, you also have access to GEOGREVISE. We regularly publish resources based on a unit from the AQA GCSE Geography course. Every GEOGREVISE pack  includes:

  • A four-step guide to revision
  • A personal learning checklist (PLC) for a GCSE Geography unit
  • 10 strategies for revision
  • lots of retrieval practice questions for a GCSE Geography unit
  • Answers to all retrieval practice questions
  • An overview of retrieval practice for parents and copies of the questions to support parents in engaging with revision

This resource is ideal for class-based revision, intervention, homework and engaging parents in revision.

You will also have access to our new Geography Infographics and resources to support the new AQA GCSE Geography Pre-release.

Subscription for Homework Plus, including GEOGREVISE starts at only £20 per year for an individual class teacher. Also available are department level subscriptions for schools. Find out which subscription is right for you. By subscribing you’ll have instant access to all the documents published so far.

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Geography in the News 11

Geography in the News 11

Geography in the News has been created to encourage students to read more widely, examining synoptic links and keep up to date with geography-related news. It has been developed to be given to students as homework and includes differentiated activities for them to complete. Our downloadable homework comes in an editable format so you can make adjustments appropriate to your students. We’ll be publishing a new homework relating to a recent event in the news every week during term time.

A peer/self-assessment sheet will soon be made available to download so students can peer/self assess their homework to help reduce your workload. You can access past mark schemes by signing up to a free subscription to Internet Geography.

Our eleventh homework is based on an article on BBC website examines the morbid impact of melting glaciers on Mount Everest. View the article.

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If you are looking for a more open-ended approach to setting home Geography in the News homework take a look at our new template.

If you like Geography in the News please consider subscribing to Internet Geography Homework Plus. This is a new development on Internet Geography. We regularly publish homework to support skills development at GCSE. Homeworks will include the opportunity to practise and develop map skills, exam technique and statistical skills. So far we’ve covered a range of skills including:

  • exam technique
  • 4/6 figure grid references
  • sketches from photographs
  • height on a map
  • longitude and latitude
  • mean, median & mode
  • range & interquartile range
  • gradient, contour & spot height
  • the direction a photo has been taken in
  • pie charts
  • bar graphs & histograms
  • line & compound graphs

Homework Plus assignments also come with a mark scheme that can be used by teachers or students for peer/self-assessment.

In addition to Homework Plus resources, you also have access to GEOGREVISE. We regularly publish resources based on a unit from the AQA GCSE Geography course. Every GEOGREVISE pack  includes:

  • A four-step guide to revision
  • A personal learning checklist (PLC) for a GCSE Geography unit
  • 10 strategies for revision
  • lots of retrieval practice questions for a GCSE Geography unit
  • Answers to all retrieval practice questions
  • An overview of retrieval practice for parents and copies of the questions to support parents in engaging with revision

This resource is ideal for class-based revision, intervention, homework and engaging parents in revision.

You will also have access to our new Geography Infographics and resources to support the new AQA GCSE Geography Pre-release.

Subscription for Homework Plus, including GEOGREVISE starts at only £20 per year for an individual class teacher. Also available are department level subscriptions for schools. Find out which subscription is right for you. By subscribing you’ll have instant access to all the documents published so far.

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Slumping at Hornsea March 2019

Slumping at Hornsea March 2019

Following a spell of unusually hot and dry weather in February significant mass movement has occurred at Hornsea on the Holderness Coast. On Friday 8th March 2019 the Hull Daily Mail first reported a crack forming in the cliffs at Longbeach Leisure Park to the south of Hornsea. A large section of the cliff, around 50m long and 8.5m at its widest point, had slumped. The image* below shows the area affected by slumping on Saturday 9th March 2019.

Slumping at Long Beach Leisure Park

Slumping at Long Beach Leisure Park




Slumping to the south of sea defences at Hornsea is common, however, this is one of the largest sections of boulder clay cliff to have slumped since 2008 when 8.75m of land was lost. A number of holiday homes will be relocated away from the affected area taking the total number this year to 12.


Coastal erosion at Hornsea




To the south of the sea defences, the rate of erosion increases rapidly. The red line on the map below shows the location of the cliff top on Saturday 9th March 2019. By zooming in you can really appreciate the rate of erosion since the satellite photograph was taken on 1st July 2018. As you can see a considerable amount of land has been lost since the satellite image was taken.

The slump at Hornsea illustrates the classic features of this type of mass movement as shown in the image* below.

Classic features of slumping

Classic features of slumping

Hornsea Slump Gallery*

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* All images are © Internet Geography. You are welcome to use them in the classroom. They should not be redistributed, shared or included in any resource distributed on the internet, whether paid or free, without the written permission of Internet Geography.

Geography in the News 9

Geography in the News 9

Geography in the News has been created to encourage students to read more widely, examining synoptic links and keep up to date with geography-related news. It has been developed to be given to students as homework and includes differentiated activities for them to complete. Our downloadable homework comes in an editable format so you can make adjustments appropriate to your students. We’ll be publishing a new homework relating to a recent event in the news every week during term time.

A peer/self-assessment sheet will soon be made available to download so students can peer/self assess their homework to help reduce your workload. You can access past mark schemes by signing up to a free subscription to Internet Geography.

Our ninth homework is based on an article on The Guardian website examines changes in the predicted life expectancy for people in the UK. View the article.

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If you are looking for a more open-ended approach to setting home Geography in the News homework take a look at our new template.

If you like Geography in the News please consider subscribing to Internet Geography Homework Plus. This is a new development on Internet Geography. We regularly publish homework to support skills development at GCSE. Homeworks will include the opportunity to practise and develop map skills, exam technique and statistical skills. So far we’ve covered a range of skills including:

  • exam technique
  • 4/6 figure grid references
  • sketches from photographs
  • height on a map
  • longitude and latitude
  • mean, median & mode
  • range & interquartile range
  • gradient, contour & spot height
  • the direction a photo has been taken in
  • pie charts
  • bar graphs & histograms
  • line & compound graphs

Homework Plus assignments also come with a mark scheme that can be used by teachers or students for peer/self-assessment.

In addition to Homework Plus resources, you also have access to our weekly GEOGREVISE. Each week we publish resources based on a unit from the AQA GCSE Geography course. Every GEOGREVISE pack  includes:

  • A four-step guide to revision
  • A personal learning checklist (PLC) for a GCSE Geography unit
  • 10 strategies for revision
  • lots of retrieval practice questions for a GCSE Geography unit
  • Answers to all retrieval practice questions
  • An overview of retrieval practice for parents and copies of the questions to support parents in engaging with revision

This resource is ideal for class-based revision, intervention, homework and engaging parents in revision.

You will also have access to our new Geography Infographics.

Subscription for Homework Plus, including GEOGREVISE starts at only £20 per year for an individual class teacher. Also available are department level subscriptions for schools. Find out which subscription is right for you. By subscribing you’ll have instant access to all the documents published so far.

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Geography in the News 8

Geography in the News

Geography in the News has been created to encourage students to read more widely, examining synoptic links and keep up to date with geography-related news. It has been developed to be given to students as homework and includes differentiated activities for them to complete. Our downloadable homework comes in an editable format so you can make adjustments appropriate to your students. We’ll be publishing a new homework relating to a recent event in the news every week during term time.

A peer/self-assessment sheet will soon be made available to download so students can peer/self assess their homework to help reduce your workload. You can access past mark schemes by signing up to a free subscription to Internet Geography.

Our eigth homework is based on an article on the BBC news website examines the tornadoes that have occurred in Lee County, eastern Alabama, USA. View the article.

Homework Plus Features

If you are looking for a more open-ended approach to setting home Geography in the News homework take a look at our new template.

If you like Geography in the News please consider subscribing to Internet Geography Homework Plus. This is a new development on Internet Geography. We regularly publish homework to support skills development at GCSE. Homeworks will include the opportunity to practise and develop map skills, exam technique and statistical skills. So far we’ve covered a range of skills including:

  • exam technique
  • 4/6 figure grid references
  • sketches from photographs
  • height on a map
  • longitude and latitude
  • mean, median & mode
  • range & interquartile range
  • gradient, contour & spot height
  • the direction a photo has been taken in
  • pie charts
  • bar graphs & histograms
  • line & compound graphs

Homework Plus assignments also come with a mark scheme that can be used by teachers or students for peer/self assessment.

In addition to Homework Plus resources, you also have access to our weekly GEOGREVISE. Each week we publish resources based on a unit from the AQA GCSE Geography course. Every GEOGREVISE pack  includes:

  • A four-step guide to revision
  • A personal learning checklist (PLC) for a GCSE Geography unit
  • 10 strategies for revision
  • 95 retrieval practice questions for a GCSE Geography unit
  • Answers to all retrieval practice questions
  • An overview of retrieval practice for parents and copies of the questions to support parents in engaging with revision

This resource is ideal for class-based revision, intervention, homework and engaging parents in revision.

You will also have access to our new Geography Infographics.

Subscription for Homework Plus, including GEOGREVISE starts at only £20 per year for an individual class teacher. Also available are department level subscriptions for schools. Find out which subscription is right for you. By subscribing you’ll have instant access to all the documents published so far.

Download: Geography in the News 8

By downloading the document you agree not to edit the document header and footer before issuing to students. You also agree not to redistribute the document on a public forum e.g. TES, Schoolology or similar. You are welcome to share with students on services such as Show My Homework, however, do not make the document available to other users. 

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Geography in the News 7

Geography in the News

Geography in the News has been created to encourage students to read more widely, examining synoptic links and keep up to date with geography-related news. It has been developed to be given to students as homework and includes differentiated activities for them to complete. Our downloadable homework comes in an editable format so you can make adjustments appropriate to your students. We’ll be publishing a new homework relating to a recent event in the news every week during term time.

A peer/self-assessment sheet will soon be made available to download so students can peer/self assess their homework to help reduce your workload. You can access past mark schemes by signing up to a free subscription to Internet Geography.

Our seventh homework is based on an article on the ITV news website examining the rubbish dump exposed by coastal erosion at Lynemouth beach, Northumberland. View the article.

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If you like Geography in the News 7 please consider subscribing to Internet Geography Homework Plus. This is a new development on Internet Geography. Every week we publish homework to support skills development at GCSE. Homeworks will include the opportunity to practise and develop map skills, exam technique and statistical skills. So far we’ve covered a range of skills including:

  • exam technique
  • 4/6 figure grid references
  • sketches from photographs
  • height on a map
  • longitude and latitude
  • mean, median & mode
  • range & interquartile range
  • gradient, contour & spot height
  • the direction a photo has been taken in
  • pie charts
  • bar graphs & histograms
  • line & compound graphs

Homework Plus also comes with a mark scheme that can be used by teachers or students for peer/self assessment.

In addition to Homework Plus resources, you also have access to our weekly GEOGREVISE. Each week we publish resources based on a unit from the AQA GCSE Geography course. Every GEOGREVISE pack  includes:

  • A four-step guide to revision
  • A personal learning checklist (PLC) for a GCSE Geography unit
  • 10 strategies for revision
  • 95 retrieval practice questions for a GCSE Geography unit
  • Answers to all retrieval practice questions
  • An overview of retrieval practice for parents and copies of the questions to support parents in engaging with revision

This resource is ideal for class-based revision, intervention, homework and engaging parents in revision.

You will also have access to our new Geography Infographics.

Subscription for Homework Plus, including GEOGREVISE starts at only £20 per year for an individual class teacher. Also available are department level subscriptions for schools. Find out which subscription is right for you. By subscribing you’ll have instant access to all the documents published so far.

Download: Geography in the News 7

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Geography in the News 6

Geography in the News

Geography in the News has been created to encourage students to read more widely, examining synoptic links and keep up to date with geography-related news. It has been developed to be given to students as homework and includes differentiated activities for them to complete. Our downloadable homework comes in an editable format so you can make adjustments appropriate to your students. We’ll be publishing a new homework relating to a recent event in the news every week during term time.

A peer/self-assessment sheet will soon be made available to download so students can peer/self assess their homework to help reduce your workload. You can access past mark schemes by signing up to a free subscription to Internet Geography.

Our sixth homework is based on an article on the BBC website examining new life on one of the world’s newest islands. View the article.

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If you like Geography in the News 6 please consider subscribing to Internet Geography Homework Plus. This is a new development on Internet Geography. Every week we publish homework to support skills development at GCSE. Homeworks will include the opportunity to practise and develop map skills, exam technique and statistical skills. So far we’ve covered a range of skills including:

  • exam technique
  • 4/6 figure grid references
  • sketches from photographs
  • height on a map
  • longitude and lattitude
  • mean, median & mode
  • range & interquartile range
  • gradient, contour & spot height
  • the direction a photo has been taken in
  • pie charts
  • bar graphs & histograms
  • line & compound graphs

Homework Plus also comes with a mark scheme that can be used by teachers or students for peer/self assessment.

In addition to Homework Plus resources, you also have access to our weekly GEOGREVISE. Each week we publish resources based on a unit from the AQA GCSE Geography course. Every GEOGREVISE pack  includes:

  • A four-step guide to revision
  • A personal learning checklist (PLC) for a GCSE Geography unit
  • 10 strategies for revision
  • 95 retrieval practice questions for a GCSE Geography unit
  • Answers to all retrieval practice questions
  • An overview of retrieval practice for parents and copies of the questions to support parents in engaging with revision

This resource is ideal for class-based revision, intervention, homework and engaging parents in revision.

Subscription for Homework Plus, including GEOGREVISE starts at only £2 per month for an individual class teacher (that’s just 50p a week for a quality homework and mark scheme!) or save £4 with an annual subscription for £20. Also available are department level subscriptions for schools. Find out which subscription is right for you. By subscribing you’ll have instant access to all the documents published so far.

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AQA Geography DME

Geography in the News 5

Geography in the News

Geography in the News has been created to encourage students to read more widely, examining synoptic links and keep up to date with geography-related news. It has been developed to be given to students as homework and includes differentiated activities for them to complete. Our downloadable homework comes in an editable format so you can make adjustments appropriate to your students. We’ll be publishing a new homework relating to a recent event in the news every week during term time.

A peer/self-assessment sheet will soon be made available to download so students can peer/self assess their homework to help reduce your workload. You can access past mark schemes by signing up to a free subscription to Internet Geography.

Our fifth homework is based on an article on the Guardian website examining the polar vortext currently affecting the USA. View the article.

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if you like Geography in the News 5 please consider subscribing to Internet Geography Homework Plus. This is a new development on Internet Geography. Every week we publish homework to support skills development at GCSE. Homeworks will include the opportunity to practise and develop map skills, exam technique and statistical skills. So far we’ve covered a range of skills including:

  • exam technique
  • 4/6 figure grid references
  • height on a map
  • mean, median & mode
  • range & interquartile range
  • gradient, contour & spot height
  • the direction a photo has been taken in
  • pie charts
  • bar graphs & histograms
  • line & compound graphs

Homework Plus also comes with a mark scheme that can be used by teachers or students for peer/self assessment. Subscription starts at only £2 per month for an individual class teacher (that’s just 50p a week for a quality homework and mark scheme!) or save £4 with an annual subscription for £20. Also available are department level subscriptions for schools. Find out which subscription is right for you. By subscribing you’ll have instant access to all the documents published so far.

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AQA Geography DME

Geography in the News 4

Geography in the News

Geography in the News has been created to encourage students to read more widely, examining synoptic links and keep up to date with geography-related news. It has been developed to be given to students as homework and includes differentiated activities for them to complete. Our downloadable homework comes in an editable format so you can make adjustments appropriate to your students. We’ll be publishing a new homework relating to a recent event in the news every week during term time.

A peer/self-assessment sheet will soon be made available to download so students can peer/self assess their homework to help reduce your workload. You can access past mark schemes by signing up to a free subscription to Internet Geography.

Our fourth homework is based on an article on the BBC website examining Iceland’s pledge to stop selling own-brand palm products.. View the article.

Homework Plus Features

if you like Geography in the News 3 please consider subscribing to Internet Geography Homework Plus. This is a new development on Internet Geography. Every week we publish homework to support skills development at GCSE. Homeworks will include the opportunity to practise and develop map skills, exam technique and statistical skills. So far we’ve covered a range of skills including:

  • exam technique
  • 4/6 figure grid references
  • height on a map
  • mean, median & mode
  • range & interquartile range
  • gradient, contour & spot height
  • the direction a photo has been taken in
  • pie charts
  • bar graphs & histograms
  • line & compound graphs

Subscription starts at only £2 per month for an individual class teacher (that’s just 50p a week for a quality homework and mark scheme!) or save £4 with an annual subscription for £20. Also available are department level subscriptions for schools. Find out which subscription is right for you. By subscribing you’ll have instant access to all documents published so far.

Download: Geography in the News 4

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AQA Geography DME