GCSE Homework – European heatwave 2003

Case study – European Heatwave 2003

Watch these video clips about the heatwave caused by a long period of high pressure in Europe. Make notes in your own version of the table below.

You can use images as well to help illustrate the issues.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx2940wcooo plus – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dsr5snjKFFE

This website will also give you detail about the event:


Causes Effect on people Effect on the environment

Success Criteria

  • Grade D – You describe the causes and effects of the heatwave
  • Grade C – You describe the causes and effects in detail (with specific facts and figures). You start to explain (so what?)
  • Grade B – You describe and explain in detail – using place specific facts and figures. You use connectives to elaborate your answers (Consequently. As a result. This meant that etc).