I'm in year 12 taking AQA A level geography.
I'm doing/going to do:
• Water and Carbon cycles
• Changing places
• Population and the environment
• Global governance and systems
I really need some advice on making revision resources for them especially physical geography. We are towards the end of water and carbon cycles and everytime I try and sit down to make revision notes or cards, I just get stressed out with the amount of content and I don't know how to pick out what I need to know.
I have my folder from class and the textbook our teachers told us to get. The spec for the topics is so brief and I don't know how much I actually need to know and revise.
Has anyone got any advice on making notes specifically for geography that works well for them? And does anyone have any specific check lists for Water and Carbon cycles, specifically to the newer AQA spec?
Also any online resources that I may find helpful?
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I'm also doing AQA A-Level Geography and am in Year 12, so I understand your pain!!
I've been making notes on flashcards, using a combination of the school-provided textbook and the CGP revision guide, which allows me to condense my notes into small bits of information.
We are starting water and carbon next week and we've just finished glaciers, so my aim is to complete the flashcards for both and then nearer to mocks, I will concentrate on past papers to ensure I have the exam skills needed to do well
I always found looking at past papers to be the most helpful. I got an A by doing this. Go back previous years and you will find a pattern on the types of topics and questions which come up. There’s always a clear and obvious pattern. Most likely it’s the same questions which come up with a word or two changed. So work backwards. Use textbooks and online resources to help answer these questions. Anything you don’t get .. ask you teacher now because it’s your only chance before sitting any kinds of assessment. They’ll help you understand. Do past papers on a timed exam condition. So go to your room pretend your doing an exam and see if you can manage to answer the questions to a sufficient quality under timed conditions. Online resources like tutor 2 u and study wise have online revision notes and mock quizzes. I also found doing mindmaps for each topic and then consecutively writing them out helped.