Changing Places – Visual hexagons

How do cities change?

This task is designed to consider how different factors can lead to changes in cities. It also enables students to consider the links between them.


You can download a copy here




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


This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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