Category: Geography 11


Today we will start the Analysis.

Please make sure you follow the coursework guidelines and that you understand what to do according to the mark criteria.

For homework and by Tuesday’s lesson please make sure you have completed

Hyp 1 – Material size and roundness

Hyp 2 – Destructive beaches



Today we will input the results for beach 2 ( Maiso) and start the write up. Introduction is first. At the weekend please make sure you read the Internal Assessment guide I gave you. Please draw maps of Japan, Izu peninsula and a local map showing the 2 survey areas ( beaches ). If you use coloured pencil press on hard and use solid colour as it will fade when you scan. I will check all of you have completed your maps by Monday’s lesson.

On Monday and Wednesday you need to introduce your fieldwork. See the guide to coursework doc. 2019. You will work on the intro today and in my absence on Thursday. It should be completed by the beginning of next Monday’s class

I will check that your introductions are complete on Monday 15th.

We will then do the method so make sure you start sorting your photos and share with your group.

Please note the Timeline for write up

Monday 15th April – Introduction should be complete by the start of this lesson ( 2 lessons plus homework)

Monday 22nd April – Method complete by the start of this lesson ( 3 x lessons plus homework)

Tues 30th April – Graphs complete by the end of the lesson. ( 5 x lessons plus 2 homeworks)

Wed 8th May – Analysis should be completed by the end of this lesson.

Conclusion and evaluation to be done for homework weekend of May 10th.

Monday May 13th. The complete I/A due in at the start of the lesson (9:10)

It should be printed double sided and in colour. DO NOT STAPLE!! I will give you a paperclip.


I/A and Izu fieldtrip

Today we will go through the prep we need for the field work on Thursday and Friday. Please remember to be at Ishikawacho station at 7.40 am Thursday. You really need to be there otherwise you cannot complete your I/A.

If you are late let me know  ( 070 1391 4242) and if you miss us you will need to make your own way to Izu and meet us on beach 1 ( sand ski).

We will be back at Ishikawacho at 5.55 pm approx on Friday.




You have no written homework this week but you will have your end of topic test on Unit 2 Core on Feb 12th so please spend this weekend and next revising for this.

Homework – due Tues Dec 11th

Please answer one of the following questions. Write a plain English translation of the question underneath it. Define key words and write thesis in the intro ( this is stating what you will cover ). The intro should not have any facts or figures in it. It should be brief and too the point.

Make sure you understand the command term – refer to the terms I shared with you from the IB. Please read glossary of terms and learn what they mean as you will be asked to answer questions using them in all the exams.

Make a plan of the essay and make sure you use paragraphs. Get to the point using plain, clear and concise English. Make sure you use subject appropriate terminology.

Read over and edit work then give it the parent test before you hand it in next Tuesday 11th. 

1.“Climate change will kill people.” To what extent do you agree with this statement? (10)

2. Global climate change will eventually become the main reason for human migration. Discuss. (10)

3. “The consequences of Global Climate Change will primarily impact low income countries” To what extent do you agree with this statement? (10)

4. Evaluate the consequences of Global Climate Change on the biosphere. (10)

5. Using one or more named examples, examine the impact of climate change on the human population. (10)



Make sure you have completed your notes on – Effects on The Biosphere – Using Geographyalltheway this and Geopods (If you see a useful map/ image etc screenshot it and add to your notes or mindmup) Also watch this, which I have just tagged

Changes in the Biosphere

  1. spatial changes in biomes, habitats and animal migration patterns
    • Plant migration
    • changes in animal migration
    • resistance of insects, pest and disease
  1. changes to agriculture, including crop yields, limits of cultivation, soil erosion
    • Explain the changing trends
    • Importance of soil
    • Emergence of new arable land

Answer this question = State and explain one change to agriculture caused by global climate change. [1 + 2]

Then make notes on:-

Changes in the Atmosphere

Climate change & …. incidence and severity of extreme weather events, including drought

  1. Incidence and severity of extreme weather events, including drought
    • Explain the causes of increased weather events like hurricanes, floods and droughts
    • Explain the increasing severity

WE WILL LOOK AT  Changes on people and places next lesson