Emergency homework tasks

Need a homework task, but forgot to make or find one?


Below are are sets of tasks I have made for topics that many schools teach. They can be quickly printed off before a lesson or if you only remember you have to set homework five minutes before the end of the lesson (we’ve all been there), the individual links can be emailed to students for them to print off and complete.

They need no preparation and minimal explanation. Plus they can be peer marked the next lesson – all you have to do is collect the marks in.

Homework tasks:

Providing structure – extended writing

In light of the changes to the A Level Geography exams and introduction of the Geography Independent Investigation at A Level, I have collected together a few materials which may help students to:

  1. structure essay questions in the exam
  2. create a structured write up to their fieldwork and investigation


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Access the documents here:

GCE Geography – Transitional and linking words poster

GCE Geography – Command word definitions sheet

Answer the question – posters




2015 Prosperity index

Interesting interactive map and data released showing how the UK compares with other countries around the world. The overall rank takes into account the following factors:

  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship and opportunity
  • Governance
  • Health
  • Economy
  • Safety and security
  • Personal freedom
  • Social capital


The UK is ranked in 15th place.


Other notable scores include:

  • Norway = 1st
  • USA = 11th
  • Germany = 14th
  • France = 22nd
  • Russia = 58th
  • Central African Republic = 142nd

View the interactive map here


You can also download the data as an Excel spreadsheet

Source: Legatum Prosperity Index