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Bit of a long shot but can anybody remember the name of this programme and it might be 15 to 20 years old. The programme simulated how people could be killed in the even of an earthquake in Japan. Very 'clean' but effective. For example, glass falling from the ground and people die (not visually but implied). Probably a programme like Horizon or something of that ilk.

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General Discussion / New Job In January - AQA A Level Geography Advice
« on: December 22, 2015, 11:15:43 PM »
Hi, just wondered if people could offer me advice as to the best sites/resources for teaching AQA AS Geography particularly the Health Unit and any advice re the extended / big mark questions - techniques / success for students etc. Thanks in advance.

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General Discussion / BTEC Level 2 Travel & Tourism
« on: October 06, 2015, 05:55:04 PM »
Hello, I have been asked to deliver BTEC Level 2 Travel & Tourism. Has anybody any experience / do they teach it etc? looking for advice etc. Thanks

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General Discussion / OCR GCSE Geography Syllabus A HELP
« on: February 03, 2015, 10:09:32 PM »
Hello, trying to help a friend who is Head of Humanities. His Geography teacher has gone AWOL and I amtrying to help him alas I have never taught OCR Syllabus A. Is there a Ning? Can anybody offer advice re controlled assessment etc.

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General Discussion / Wasteful World KS3 SOW Suggestions
« on: October 31, 2014, 03:45:23 PM »
Any suggestions as to what to include in such a unit, captivate students greatly received. Thanks

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General Discussion / Y7 Baseline Entry Geography Tests/Resources ?
« on: October 11, 2014, 01:29:50 PM »
Any recommendation? We currently have one but looking to improve upon it. Thanks

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General Discussion / Best source for land use maps?
« on: September 26, 2014, 02:00:49 PM »
Just wondering where be it commercial/retail or otherwise is the best place to obtain land use maps for fieldwork? Looking for land use maps of the town centre etc?

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General Discussion / Global Climate Change Levelled Resources?
« on: June 08, 2014, 02:50:02 PM »
I am looking for a resource/resources for a Y9 class to be used as a levelling exercise. If anybody can point me in the right direction. Very much appreciated.

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General Discussion / Where is / Locating a country lesson
« on: January 21, 2013, 04:59:59 PM »
Any suggestions how to 'jazz up' such a lesson? Lesson will including locating key physical / human features of a country and describing the relative / absolute location of said country.

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General Discussion / Comparing examination boards ?
« on: August 29, 2012, 08:28:10 PM »
Does anybody have a way to compare how grade boundaries have shifted upwards across each of the GCSE Geography examination boards?

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General Discussion / How recent should an exemplar be?
« on: August 26, 2012, 04:06:09 PM »
I often think / believe that the more recent / current an example is the better but looking at Mount Etna although it has erupted frequently in 2012, eruption a decade ago seem to offer far more to look at consider?

My example has to be Mount Etna as it is part of an Italy SOW.

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General Discussion / Alternatives To Windows Movie Maker ?
« on: August 26, 2012, 04:02:55 PM »
Has anybody any experience / recommendation of using different packages?

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General Discussion / Rise in GCSE Geography uptake
« on: August 24, 2012, 03:57:22 PM »
Fantastic news. Looks like EBac inclusion is reaping its reward.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/secondaryeducation/9494895/GCSE-results-2012-children-are-returning-to-more-traditional-subjects.html

Data published by exam boards showed a rise in the number of pupils taking GCSEs in biology, chemistry, physics, history and geography.

Geography GCSEs were up by around 3.5 per cent to 187,022 – arresting a 20-year downward trend that has seen overall entries for the subject plummet by a third since 1992;

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General Discussion / Talking Avatars
« on: August 22, 2012, 05:11:58 PM »
Anybody had any experience of using these in their teaching?

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General Discussion / Italy South North Migration
« on: August 16, 2012, 04:48:43 PM »
In the midst of time I can remember a thinking skills exercise South North Italy Migration. Can anybody with a far better memory (I.E All) recall where such a teaching resources was/is located.

Thanks

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