Exam technique advice

Key to Success | Effective Exam Technique for AQA GCSE Geography

Alice Griffiths

30th August 2021

If you’ve recently switched to teaching AQA GCSE Geography you might be interested in this Key to Success resource which is free to download.

It provides students with the scaffolding they’ll need to answer the more challenging, evaluative 6- and 9-mark questions, and is just one of many resources and approaches featured in tutor2u Geography's new online CPD course for all AQA GCSE Geography teachers - Teaching Effective Exam Technique (for AQA GCSE Geography

Visual prompts support the student to include the required content to cover the assessment objectives (AOs). From including reference to their own named examples, any figure provided, key terms and reminders to use connectives to develop their responses (using acronym CATT), the Key to Success resource is an ideal prompt.

The template is applicable across all the topics and is flexible, so it can be used to support a variety of teaching strategies.

With regular use, the visual checklist of prompts become embedded in students' long-term memory, meaning the template is no longer needed as the GCSE course progresses. It’s ideal for Year 10, so give it a try! Download below...

Download Key to Success | Effective Exam Technique for AQA GCSE Geography

Alice Griffiths

Alice Griffiths has taught Geography over a period of almost twenty years. She is a published author and editor of a wide range of A level resources and has created award-winning, online content for younger students. An occasional presenter at the GA’s annual conference, she was head of department at an 11-18 school until 2020.

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