St Ivo 2014 Revision Guides now available – Easter 2014 – Edexcel A

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Remember the newly revised revision guides are now available with all new topics for the linear specification now included. If you already have your copies hopefully you are making good use of them for revision over Easter. If you missed the deadline in the last week of term please make sure you get along to the Business Centre asap when school starts next week or see your Geography teacher for more details.

Year 9 Exams – May 2009

The Year 9 Exams will be held in the week before half term. Please make sure you revise all your notes carefully (it is only the Olympics that will not be tested) and listen to the advice given to you by your teachers on what to revise. To help you test yourself you can make use of the following powerpoint (answers appear when you have answered all the questions)

Olympics 2012

For those of you in Mr Chambers’ Year 9 group who are currently writing their London Olympics Assessment task – you should find the following two links useful:

The Great S Californian Shake Out!

Southern Californian Shake Out

Southern Californian Shake Out

On July 29th 2008, S California was shaken an earthquake measuring 5.4 on the richter scale. Lying on the San Andreas fault the area is prone to earthquakes and it is only a matter of time before the area is struck by an earthquake of much higher magnitude, as it has been in the past! The Great South Californian Shake Out is a project based on a scenario of a potential magnitude 7.8 earthquake on the South San Andreas fault. A group of scientists and engineers led by the USGS are studying the potential effects of such an earthquake in detail. Estimates suggested that an earthquake of this magnitude would cause severe damage in the area and predictions estimate up to 2,000 deaths and 50,000 injuries could result from such an event. The aim of the project is to look at preparedness and what can be done to minimise the impact of such a disaster by planning and preparing for the inevitable. At 10am on November 13th, millions of South Californians are therefore taking part in an earthquake preparedness event based on just such a scenario with the slogan “Drop, Cover and Hold”. You can find out more about the event on the website, which also includes some excellent resources on what to do in the event of an earthquake, including videos, articles and other resources. An excellent resource for all those of you studying earthquakes and earthquake preparedness!

Thanks to virtual colleage B Lang for pointing this out!

Japan Day 2008

The following video shows some of the OUTSTANDING pieces of art that Year 9 students who attended the textiles session created during yesterday’s Japan Day. These individual pieces are going to be stitched together to produce huge banners which we will be displaying in the department soon!

Well done to those of you who took part in the Taikko drumming demonstration – it was fantastic!

Japan Day

more about “Japan Day 2008“, posted with vodpod

Good Luck!

Good luck to all GCSE, AS and A2 students with your exams – you have worked very hard and you deserve every success!!

Year 9 Revision Quiz

YEAR 9 EXAMS – JUNE 2008

You can use the following revision powerpoint to test yourself – the answers to the questions are on the slides at the end. Remember to check the date of your exam with your individual geography teacher.

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