How to Think Like a Geographer: Exploring the Key Concepts for A Level

How to Think Like a Geographer: Exploring the Key Concepts for A Level

Exploring the Key Concepts

Help your students to learn this core skill – highlighted within A Level specifications and across schemes of assessment.

A self-guided student learning resource with a range of follow-up activities, culminating in guided essay practice to prepare for those all-important exams:

    1. Learning:

      All the Core Concepts explained, exemplified and evaluated

      Space, Place, Environment, Scale

      Plus! Specialised Concepts to promote broad geographical thinking

      Causality, Systems, Equilibrium, Feedback, Inequality, Representation, Identity, Globalisation, Interdependence, Sustainability, Mitigation, Adaptation, Risk, Resilience, Threshold


  1. Activities:

    Individual and group activities, ramping up in complexity to build exam confidence, from a keyword crossword, to the ‘Geography of Brexit’, with mapping, globalisation and media analysis in between!

    • Emphasise the importance of critical thinking and synoptic linking
    • Strengthen your students’ ability to ‘think outside the box’
    • Help your students gain a holistic understanding of global issues
  2. Exam Practice:
    • A set of three practice exam-style essay questions
    • Matched to the spec for command word and mark tariff
    • Detailed answer content covering Key Concepts, Synoptic Links and Indicative Content

With these skills, your students can access the highest level marks in their exams – but more importantly, it will provide them with key-skills for higher education and their future careers!

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‘This resource is very detailed and covered a wide range of content relevant to introducing new classes to the key A Level concepts. It very clearly defines and offers clear examples for the many different concepts and key terms. A well thought through resource!’ – C Turner, HoD & Peer Reviewer

‘Successfully tackles a part of exam technique that is often underrated for its importance. The key word glossary addresses the major themes in contemporary geography, with sustainability, globalisation and mitigation spoken about consistently. The ability of students to critically analyse their own responses is very important for them to improve and better understand what an examiner is looking for from a candidate. I really like the systematic approach this resource has. The sequence in which it runs is self-explanatory and does not require much work, meaning the reader can better focus on the points that are being made. [I would purchase] without any hesitation. I think it is a really good idea to help improve technique in examinations.’ – S Cracknell, HoD & Peer Reviewer

‘I love what the resource is trying to do! An excellent transition task for students to bridge the gap between GCSE and A-level … it serves as a backbone to the course.’ – L Green, HoD & Peer Reviewer

Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.

Price is £39 each
Click here for full details and to order.

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