Global location atlas

Essay Question

Rivers play an important role in shaping the landscape. Discuss.

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The structure of your geography exam is as follows:

4th Year Geography Exam Format

Section A

Ordnance Survey
Weather and Climate
Environmental Issues
Global Location

Section B

Thursday 3 May

Read this:


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CC11 Castle Head Guidance Sheet.pdf


Cover work and Prep Thursday 1 March 2012

Draw careful diagrams into yourbooks underneath the following headings and writing the following:

1A. Physical Weathering: Freeze Thaw Weathering
Location example: River river Eea, Lake District, UK.

Base your diagram on these ones and in addition put as many annotations onto your diagram as you can, including scree slope. Use your book to help.


1B. Physical Weathering: Onion Skin Weathering/Exfoliation
Location example: Skye, Scotland.


2. Biological Weathering: Burrowing animals
Lake District, UK

Using the diagram in your book draw a neatly labelled diagram that shows in detail how the process works. Make it in a similar style to the diagrams above.

3. Chemical Weathering: Acid Rain
Lake District, UK

Modify this diagram so that it is in the same style as the diagrams above.


Prep: Complete these diagrams and then draw a three stage diagram of the formation of a waterfall based on the following diagram. In addition to the processes on the diagram itself, show the processes of erosion and weathering that might be happening in the feature.

Don't spend more than 30 minutes completing your prep. If there's too much to do, stop and tell me on Friday.


Thursday 2 February 2012
Read Pages 1-9 of this presentation on BBC Bitesize

Thursday 12 December for Friday 13 December

Copy these diagrams into your books.



Thursday 8 December
What we did in class today: Extreme weather events, high and low pressure systems, wind direction, air masses, unstable weather in the UK.
Prep: Read through the guidance booklet distributed today. (This document is NOT available on the Wikispace).

Thursday 1 December 2011
Collect weather maps from the newspaper or from the Met Office website. Collect one for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Have a look at the website to see if you can find the map animations.

From the Met Office: See:

They look like this:

Thursday 24 November 2011
Retest on same topic as before. It will be shorter and the long answer question will be the same.

Thursday 24 November 2011
Retest on same topic as before. It will be shorter and the long answer question will be the same.
See 31 October.

This is the last question:

The Lake District National Park is a place that is hard to manage.
What are the problems that the District faces and how are these being addressed? (15)

Thursday 17 November 2011
Prep holiday for the play.

Thursday 10 November 2011
Prep holiday for the play.

Here's something to entertain you, loosely related to poor weather at sea!

Thursday 3 November 2011
Revise for a test on National Parks. See the details below.
The test will be on Monday of next week.

Monday 31 October 2011
Welcome back!
Some boys did not complete this work as specified. Please have this ready for me by next lesson (Thursday).
This work was done in class, and should just need tidying up before it can be handed in.
For those returning late on the Cruise, today in class we went through pp 70-72 in class.
For all boys, we will be having a test on National Parks next week and this will be on the whole chapter (Chapter 2/Cambridge Book) but it will exclude the section on the Peak District National Park, which is on pp 53-59, but it will include the booklet on the Lake District National Park which you have been given.
This will be prep for Thursday 3 November.

Thursday 13 October 2011
Complete your mind map work on the Lake District National Park.

Thursday 6 October 2011
See if you can find out about the Cairngorm Mountain railway. Make a list of advantages and disadvantages of this development. You can take different people's points of view. Make a list. You can do this on your computer and print your work on paper ready to glue into your books (I have your books).

See these: (See the section on the Funicular Controversy)

Thursday 29 September 2011
Write a review of the Lake District Website using the following sheet:

Thursday 22 September 2011
Make a brochure for Tsavo National Park. The work is part brochure and part newsletter. Information about Tsavo National Park can be found between pages 61-67.
Highlight the unique points about the park.
Mention the areas where there are conflicts and how they have been overcome.
You can do this prep on the computer if you wish. Please design it carefully. This prep is due in on Monday morning and is set today for completion tomorrow night.
Information for boys who missed my lesson. Because you were absent we did not continue with the debate. Instead we read through the textbook from page 51 - 52. Then we talked about the Prep, as detailed above. Please read these pages as they're pretty important.

Thursday 15 September 2011
If you have had problems accessing the link this is because you don't have Flash on your system. I have added a QuickTime friendly alternative below, that should operate on all devices including iPod Touch, iPads, iPhones and other mobile devices.

1. Write the heading: Why are more people visiting National Parks?
2. Watch this video: AND copy the answers in to your book below (you will have to pause the movie).
3. Prepare for our debate on Monday morning, when you will also hand in your books.

If you can't access the Flash file above you can use the QuickTime version below.

In the meantime you can use this rather rough version I have made from the original. It's a bit wobbly at the start!

Thursday 7 September 2011

Copy the following into your book:

National Parks

There are 15 National Parks in the British Isles and the first one came into existence in 1951 following an act of Parliament. The first park created under this act was the Peak District National Park, which is surrounded by large towns and cities such as Liverpool and Manchester.

National Parks are used by many people for different purposes and because of this conflict arises.

These people might have conflicting expectations of a national park.

Local residents
Ministry of Defence


Learn the location of the following National Parks.
(You don't have to be able to draw them on a map, but you should be able to name them, when given a map)
There will be a test next lesson!
You only need to learn the location, the list below might help you learn them, but you don't need to learn the information, though you could do!


Note that The South Downs National Park was officially made a National Park only on 11 April 2011.

1) Peak District – established 1951, 555 sq mi. The home of the Bakewell Tart.
2) Lake District – est 1951, 885sq mi. There are about 50 lakes and tarns.
3) Snowdonia – est 1951, 827sq mi. Welsh is the mother tongue of about two-thirds of the population.
4) Dartmoor – est 1951, 369sq mi. Most of it is still privately owned.
5) Pembrokeshire Coast – est 1952, 240sq mi. It has 260 miles of coast.
6) North York Moors – est 1952, 554sq mi. Has over 800 ancient monuments.
7) Yorkshire Dales – est 1954, 683sq mi. Dale is from Old Norse for valley.
8) Exmoor – est 1954, 268sq mi. It has mainland Britain’s highest sea cliffs.
9) Northumberland – est 1956, 405sq mi. Hadrian’s Wall is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
10) Brecon Beacons – est 1957, 522sq mi. It has the Hay Festival of Literature.
11) The Broads – est 1988, 117sq mi. Its reeds are harvested for thatch.
12) Loch Lomond and The Trossachs – est 2002, 720sq mi. Home of the The bonnie, bonnie banks o’Loch Lomond.
13) Cairngorms – est 2003, 1,467sq mi. Ben Macdui, at 4,295ft, is the highest peak within the UK National Parks
14) New Forest – est 2005, 220sq mi. The forest was initially created by William the Conqueror in 1079.
15) South Downs – est 2010, 634sq mi. The route follows prehistoric droveways that have been used for 6,000 years.

Here is the sheet I gave out today. If you missed out on one download it here and TRIM and glue it into your book.

Monday 5 September 2011

Prep: Cover books using old maps (not historic) and photographs relating to geography.
Due: Next time books are collected for prep