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Page updated 11 January 2015

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A2 Study Skills  https://sites.google.com/site/skillsa229/home

A to Z of Geography vocabulary. An excellent resource for all GCSE and A-level students. http://www.tuition.com.hk/geography/

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BBC Bitesize BBC GCSE Bitesize Geography is good for additional exam revision work. Some video material may not be available outside the UK, but you can use an IP converter like “Expat Shield” to give you a UK IP address. Note: Consult your parents before making changes to computer settings on a family computer.

British Geological Survey www.bgs.ac.uk

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Case studies: examples of IGCSE geography case studies from a well organised UK teacher site. http://greenfieldgeography.wikispaces.com/IGCSE+and+GCSE+Geography+Case+Studies

CIA World Fact Book https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

Climate

November 2014 Royal Society report “Resilience to extreme weather” studies the effects of climate on people. Download PDF files: Summary report Full report Mapping methodology Sample of literature reviewed for chapter 3: Defensive options

 

Coasts
Coastal Engineering Advisory Agencies lots of links
Coastal erosion at Holderness, UK good pics (Hull University)

National Ocean Service US coastal management, oceans, maps, photos
Ocean Planet pollution, conservation exercises

Sea level changes
UK south-west coastal path – virtual coastal walk

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Earthweek, a diary of the planet: http://www.earthweek.com

Ecological footprint: test your footprint here http://footprint.wwf.org.uk/

Encyclopedia of Earth is an all purpose portal site: www.eoearth.org  

Earthquakes  The following links provide some more information about earthquakes:

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Geography portals
GeoResources – the Geography portal for teachers and students. Geography resources for GCSE and A-level. http://www.georesources.co.uk/

Geography portal InternetGeography contains a number of interactive revision activities, albums of useful geography photos showing rock formations, coastal management, etc. Geotopics contains factual information and case studies covered in physical and human geography. There are also fact files for a range of countries that are commonly studied in geography. http://www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk/

There is a very good IB Geography teacher’s site for the King George V school in Hong Kong: http://mrphillipsibgeog.wikispaces.com/Home+Page

Geography websites
This is the list of websites suggested by the Cambridge Geography exam board for teachers of GCSE and A-level:

http://www.georesources.co.uk/
Supported by the Royal Geographical Society.

http://www.internetgeographer.co.uk/
Links to useful geography websites by topic.

http://www.globaleye.org.uk/index.html
Focus on different countries and themes based on development issues.

http://www.worldinfozone.com/
Details by country and links to other websites.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/11_16/geography.shtml
BBC website

http://www.juicygeography.co.uk/
Games, ideas, downloads.

www.geography.org.uk
Geographical Association.

http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/geography/contents.htm
Various Geography teaching ideas.

http://www.geographypages.co.uk/portal.htm
Link to lots of school based websites.

http://www.sln.org.uk/geography/
Staffordshire Learning Net.

http://www.radicalgeography.co.uk/1.html
Geographical ideas and resources.

http://hometown.aol.com/bowermanb/101.html
Geography World -links by topic.

Geology in Spain:
Instituto Geografico Nacional (IGN) A very useful site for all students of geography in Spain.

Geological Survey site USGS http://www.usgs.gov/

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Instituto Geografico Nacional http://www.ign.es/ign/main/index.do

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Landslides: British Geological Survey pages on slope movements

Landslide case studies

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Maps: go to GeogBlogCostaBlanca maps page
UK statistical maps from the Office of National Statistics
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/geography/beginner-s-guide/maps/index.html
Map of London 1868. One of the most highly detailed maps available on the internet. http://london1868.com/

Met Office
www.metoffice.gov.uk Very useful site for GCSE and A-level weather studies. Extreme weather events in UK.

Medicins Sans Frontieres: http://www.msf.org/ ***** 5-star Website! provides very useful educational resources illustrating its work throughout the world, particularly in disaster relief (PPT on earthquakes essential for Hazardous Environments A-Level unit) and famine relief (Nine PPT presentations on the theme of food security “Feasts and Famines”). Plus schools display resources: posters and leaflets about MSF.  Note: Powerpoint PPTX only, but can be opened with Open Office (not earlier versions of Powerpoint.)

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Office for National Statistics (UK) www.ons.gov.uk Good site for human geography.

Ordnance Survey
http://mapzone.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/homeworkhelp.html

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Plate tectonics links:

http://www.world-earthquakes.com/index.php Good all-round site for news and interesting facts about seismic events. Tells you where the latest earthquakes have happened.

USGS (United States Geological Survey) The most authoritative site on earthquakes and other seismic events.

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Revision cards for GCSE Geography can be found on http://bshgcsegeography.wikispaces.com/ This is an excellent general Geography site with an archive of sample exam questions grouped by topic. See an example sheet of the revision cards (for plate tectonics). Caution: ignore the references to “Paper 1”, “Paper 2” etc. This is a different exam board from CIE and the papers are organised differently. That applies to all websites where teachers organise their revision work for specific exam boards. The topics are still the same, of course.

Rocks
Rocks and fossils of classic UK geological sites

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Seismology: earthquake information for seismic events in Spain during the past ten days: see how many earthquakes have happened in or near Costa Blanca.  You will be surprised how frequent they are.  Click on the coloured dots to see the details.  http://www.01.ign.es/ign/layout/sismo.do#

Statistics site for comparing any two countries. http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php

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USA Map of USA by religion: a 2010 survey.

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