Contour revision sheets

5F Request
You wrote some essays in class for a cover lesson and these were not finished. I gave you an opportunity to complete these. However I now have a mixture of essays some complete and some not complete. Could you please find the email you sent with your complete essay and email it to me again using the following in the subject. 5FRE2XYZ where XYZ is your surname. REMEMBER THE 2 IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS BECAUSE THIS WILL SEND IT TO A DIFFERENT FOLDER! If you do this I will get in one mail folder all the work you want me to mark and I won't waste time marking incomplete essays!


Prep 22 May 2012
Continue to do some research on Apple Computer, looking at where it began, where its first factory was and how it moved factories to China. Add these notes to your other notes as a case study of an industry.

Cover lesson 17 May 2012
Very sorry to not see you again this week! Am with the First Year out of School.

Make sure you have a good case study of a factory. You should be aware of what is produced, what some of the raw material used might be and why the factory/industry might have located where it did.

Look at this documentary and take some notes using the Cornell Format note paper.

Look at this documentary and take notes. Learn these notes!

You will also need to study the farming case study we looked at on the video.

Review this document:
Which is about Hedd Pugh's farm in Wales.

Read the flooding case studies at the bottom of this page and the Geomorphology Case Study (Castle Head)
Make some notes, as required.

Read Cyclones and Anticyclones on this page:
Make some notes, as required.

Read Kilauea Hawaii, Mount Merapi and the Sichuan Quake on this page:
Make some notes, as required.

Read Footloose Industry here:
Make some notes, as required.

Cover lesson 15 May 2012


You have the lesson to write an essay on one of the following topics. It must be emailed at the end of the lesson.

Type the essay directly into the email, do not attach a word document.


(Therefore if you are in 5F you write 5FRECOLES, for example)

This allows me to store, sort and collate your essays.

I realise that you will not be able to easily draw diagrams in your essay, but you can put tables and simple graphs.

Email your essay to

You should not be doing internet research, but just writing your essay.


Secondary effects are more devastating that primary effects in tectonic events. Discuss.


Water is the main factor in determining the shape of the landscape. Discuss.


National Parks protect the environment but ruin the local economy. Discuss.

Weather and Climate

The climate of Britain is largely determined by the North Atlantic Drift. Discuss.

Economic Activity

Factories locate where conditions are right. To what extent is this true? Use examples and discuss.

5F Prep

Revise Global locations, for a global location test.

Cover Lesson Friday 4 May
Sorry I am not with you today, I am taking a History trip for Mr Porter who is at a funeral.

Make some notes as you review this content.

Look at the following:
Relief Rainfall

Convectional Rainfall:
(2:00) approx

Convectional Rainfall
(1:00) approx

Plate Boundaries
(4:00) approx
A little strange but might be helpful!

Read through the flooding case studies here:

You can always review these on your digital devices.

Read through the three online booklets here:

You can also watch any of the videos on this page.

Hope you enjoy the lesson.

Download and read this:

5F Prep Tuesday 13 March
Watch the following videos: (4 minutes)
Answer the following questions, each in a decent paragraph.
1. Why are young people needed in farming in the UK? (Answer from the video) (7 minutes)
2. Is there a future in farming for young people? (Think about this along with your knowledge of how industry is changing in the UK - why would you want to/not want to go into farming?) (7 minutes)

Look at this video: (3 minutes)

Listen to one of these programmes: (15 minutes approx)

Prep for Tuesday 6 March and details of lesson
Take a global location revision guide. Spend the lesson revising these. There are cards provided to make revision flash cards to help your revision. Draw a rough sketch map of the places you need to learn on one side and put the places you need to remember on the other.

Continue with this work for prep.


Read the textbook chapter on Economic Activities. Make notes according to the system below.

Look at this document:,_Fieldwork_and_Revision_files/TG%20Online%20Revision%20Cornell%20Notes.pdf

Here are some blank note taking sheets. Print what you need.,_Fieldwork_and_Revision_files/TG%20Online%20Cornell%20Notes.pdf

All these pages are from thinkingeography.

5F Prep Tuesday 28 February

Here is a very interesting article on containerisation.

If this does not load properly, here is a PDF of the article.

NB: It is quite long and it uses difficult language! Don't try to read it all. Do read the abstract (summary) at the start, read some of the text under headings inside, and read the conclusion. It is a good example of using tight writing to communicate. It uses specific words with specific meanings and conveys information efficiently using subject specific language. You will be able to understand it if you think about it a little!

On this document put down interesting container facts you have gleaned from the article i.e. write down the facts in and around the picture of the container. Glue the sheet into your book. Use a little colour just to make it stand out! If I drew the container, you could spend 1 minute shading part of it!

5F Prep Tuesday 21 February

Look at the following videos:

This is about brands:

This is about the way that the world is changing. Consider this in terms of what we are talking about with regard to globalisation. (He speaks quickly and there's a lot to digest - good luck!)

Here's another one...

Try to answer this question. Which is the longest ship in Felixstowe Port right now? (The largest container port in England). Look for it using Google Earth or Google Maps. Then use this website to see the location of ships right now! (It's live)

Type Felixstowe into Go to Area.

See what interesting things you can find on this site. You can click on a ship and see what route it has taken to get there for example.

5F Prep Tuesday 7 February

Look through Youtube for examples of industrial processes. You could search for assembly line, production line, Fordism, industrial robots, robots in manufacturing, etc. If you come up with an interesting example copy and past the URL into the aklgg webpage. Instruction of how to use it are on the page. PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AS USING IT WRONGLY CAN DELETE OTHER BOYS' WORK. (Although I can fix it later). Please note that any changes are logged to your IP address.


5F Prep Tuesday 31 January

In class you read through the textbook chapter on Economic Activities.
This evening I would like you to talk to a parent* for 30 minutes or so, including the following topics:
- How the economy has changed in the UK over the last 30 years or so.
- Your parent's early experience of work.
- Your parent's knowledge of their parents' experience of work
- Get any knowledge of an adult's experience who has lived outside the UK with regard to employment and the nature of the economy.

Your parents will be at the parent teacher evening for some of this evening. You might be able to talk to them when they return or before they leave. Alternatively you can talk to the adult who is looking after you at the time.

(*Or other adult)

NB: The mock examination runs for 70 minutes. Section A is 45 minutes and Section B (Essay) is 25 minutes.

TSUNAMI: Very interesting Google Earth Streetview project showing before and after tsunami

5F Geography Tuesday 6 December 2011
Learn Global Locations from the Global Locations Booklet

5F Geography Essay Tuesday 29 November 2011
The main cause of disaster in the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami was poverty. To what extent is this true?

5F Geography Prep Tuesday 22 November 2011
Read the Case Study you built in class, and clearly make a careful list of errors on the site. Detailed instructions are below.

Here is the case study you produced.

If there are errors, please make an erratum on this site: Click EDIT on the top right hand corner, and click SAVE before you exit. Make your corrections in a word processing document, then open the Wikispace file and paste them in. If two people open the file at once it causes problems. When you have pasted, and saved, reload the page to see that your comments are there, otherwise, repost. If there's a problem, please email me. Remember that all actions on the Wikispace are tracked by IP address.


1. Banda Aceh - the nature of the settlement (where is it, what's it like) Oli
2. Banda Aceh - the impact of the earthquake (damage, mortality etc) Lou
3. The epicentre of the earthquake - where it was, what happened there, where was it? Q
4. The focus of the earthquake - what happened under the sea? Where was it? (explanation and diagram) Pete
5. The tsunami wave itself, size, speed, intensity (get a map) Jack
6. Affected areas in indonesia Caleb
7. Affected areas in India Nick
8. Affected areas in Sri Lanka Felix
9. Affected areas in Africa Magnus
10. What happened to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (provide a map) Rufus
11. What was the impact to ships and shipping? Lucas
12. What was the financial impact on Indonesia? Harry
13. How did landscape make lessen or increase the impact of the wave? Danny
14. How did the wave cause damage? Yoni
15. How did people react to the wave? Jack
16. How did the warning system fail? What has been done to improve the system? Daniel
17. Create a list of internet links of animated imagery and rate the links (good, long, see bit at 1.14 for example) Ed
18. What time of day did the tsunami hit at different locations (make a map) Ash
19. What lessons need to have been learnt from what happened. Hugo
20. Vital statistics: Make a fact page, time, date, intensity, duration, impact etc. Arm
21. Support and Aid: What did the world do to provide support and aid. Bob
22. Context: Create a table comparing this event to other comparable events.
23. Personal stories. Collect some personal stories of what happened.

Here is your section pro forma:

At the end email the document to me. IN THE SUBJECT OF THE EMAIL CALL IT "5FTS Surname"

Here is a tutorial I have put together to help to teach you how to write effectively.

Here is the article I wrote for Geographical Magazine
external image pdf.png Andrew Lee Geographical Hawaii Volcano Article.pdf”.pdf

5F Geography Prep Tuesday 8 November 2011
Today we watched a couple of short video programmes about tectonic events in New Zealand. We also talked about preparing for exams by knowing "stuff about stuff." As a break from essay writing, I would like you to produce a detailed case study of tectonic events in New Zealand. I don't want to be too prescriptive about this, but you can choose the earthquake in Christchurch or the eruption and lahar of Mt Ruapehu or any other recent, significant events.

You could look here to start with, though you will want to visit other websites too.
and here:

Remember that to prepare for your exam you need some good case studies. You can choose a number of events for this piece of work or just one, in great detail. You choose!

Make sure that for each event you can:
- Explain exactly where the place is.
- The date of the event (month an year)
- The time of the event
- What caused the event
- What damage was caused by the event
- What preparation there had been for such an event
- How the event was managed with regard to primary and secondary effects
- Draw a map that explains the principles behind what happened and/or what happened afterwards

You can do this prep on your computer. Print the work out and hand it in. If your printer is broken please email it to your Ma or Pa, and ask them to print it out in their office etc, as possible. Do the prep tonight, it is due on Friday. If you want to get an A in geography (and you are all capable of doing this) then you will want to do this thoroughly!

5F Geography Prep Tuesday 1 November 2011
Essay Question:

The impact of an earthquake or a volcanic eruption is mainly determined by whether or not the event is in an MEDC or an LEDC. Discuss using examples.

There will be a ten minute ten question requiz for boys who scored less than 15 in the quick quiz. This will be at the start of the lesson on Friday. This will be based on the same requirements as the last quick quiz.

Tuesday 11 October 2011
There will be a lightweight quiz on this material after half term - just to see you've gone through them. 20 easy questions.
This was set for prep during the week. This is based on the 4 sheets below.

Other sheets for half term revision (these have been given in class).
external image pdf.png CC G Mercalli Richter.pdf

Volcano Types
external image pdf.png Volcanoes Types PDF.pdf

Here are some other notes that Mr Howe has provided. I will give you a paper copy in school.
external image pdf.png CC Tectonics Notes from NH.pdf

Geography Notes
For those of you who need an updated and corrected earthquake sheet, here it is:

If you want a paper copy from me, please remind me next lesson.

Geography Prep Tuesday 4 October 2011
Essay 2
Humans are responsible for deaths during earthquakes, not the earth. Discuss with reference to specific examples.

Clue: This essay is about humans being responsible for deaths because they live in earthquake zones. If humans did not live near earthquake zones then there would be no deaths ... or would there? Is it easy to say that people should not live near earthquake zones, why do they live there after all? Use your textbook, the internet, and the case studies on to help you. Remember diagrams, maps and tables!, Pattern and Process. Good luck.

Answer in your books, due on Friday.

We were talking today about liquefaction. Have a look at this:

Geography Prep Tuesday 27 September 2011
Essay 1
There are four kinds of plate boundaries but by far the most dangerous to human life is the destructive (subduction) plate boundary. Do you agree? Discuss using examples.

Clue: You don't have to agree with the statement, as you might reasonably feel that the conservative plate boundary is the most dangerous.
Use the help sheet in to help you. Use the I Say, I Say, Essay, sheet as a checklist. How many aspects of an essay can you cover?
You can use information from your textbook, or research from the internet.
Give references to where you found your information.
Good luck.
Any problems? Email me.
Due on Friday, but do it tonight. Answer in your Geography book. Handwritten please.

Geography Prep Tuesday 20 September 2011
Draw 2D versions of the 4 plate boundary maps in your text book. Personalise these diagrams so that they include specific location elements from the examples that are cited in the textbook.

Make sure each diagram is neatly and fully labelled and clearly drawn.

I will mark your last two preps together, when I collect your books on Friday.

Geography Prep Tuesday 6 September 2011

Cover your book with maps, pictures, and then sticky plastic. In class I said this was not mandatory, but I think it is a good discipline, so you can do this over the next couple of weeks (but best done sooner rather than later!).

Your prep, is below.
Prep is always due next lesson unless indicated otherwise.

There are many different versions of diagrams showing the structure of the earth.

Here are three. Put the information from all three into one diagram trying to not make it too cluttered. Some of the diagrams have slightly differing measures, the distances are just approximate and vary throughout the planet.



Under the diagram, write this:

The structure of the Earth is layered. These layers can be defined by either their compositional (chemical) or their mechanical properties. The Earth has a solid crust, a highly viscous mantle, a liquid outer core that is much less viscous than the mantle
and a solid inner core.

Scientific understanding of Earth's internal structure is based on:
- observations of the landscape,
- observations of rock outcrops,
- samples brought to the surface from greater depths by volcanic activity,
- analysis of the seismic waves that pass through the Earth,
- and measurements of the gravity field of the Earth.