Revision

Revision 

This is where we are all heading... how to be successful in the final exams. Along the way there is review, revision and tests. This page leads to the collection of resources which explains how the exam is structured, tips for success, review and revision tools and strategies.

As with all our sections, we will continue to expand this section and if you have requests, please let us know but this is what we use with our students.

Good luck.

Checking Your Understanding

In this section of the website, we will collect a set of questions which you can use for review of each subtopic. Thanks to Megan McClain for the original questions which have occasionally been adapted....

Compare and Contrast Questions

This particular command term appears common in external assessments. I have compiled a list of terms that are liable to come up (or have previously appeared) in the exam. Students have found this a challenging...

Past Paper Questions by Topic

I have listed all past paper questions on Paper 1 and 2 (until 2016) and Paper 2 from May 2017 by topic. I have not included the case study questions as it seems pointless as they have been designed to...

Review Videos

In this section, we will bring you short(ish) videos to help you navigate areas of the course that you might find challenging. These are aimed at students and are not meant to be comprehensive but rather...

Revision Ideas

You may well have some time for revision lessons before the final exams in May. The challenge is to engage the students in activities they will find worthwhile and useful. Here are some ideas you can...

Sketch Notes

The use of writing, diagrams, bubbles and drawings can all be used together to create a form of visual learning that can enhance students' ability to understand how a topic fit together. The use of sketch...

The Exam

ESS has two external exam papers. Paper 1 is one hour in length and comprises an unknown case study with short answer questions based on the stimulus material. Paper 2 is two hours in length...

Unit Tests

These tests can be used as end of unit tests to check understanding of a unit / topic. Each are focussed on different aspects of the final assessment.

Short Cut to Quizzes

Short Cut to Quizzes

Key Vocabulary and Ideas for Each Topic

The new ESS Guide doesn't have a glossary although some important terms are defined in the text. This is something I find particularly useful for students, particularly those whose first language is not...

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Review Podcasts and Videos 12 May 2019

In this section, we will bring you short(ish) videos to help you navigate areas of the course that you might find challenging....
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Revision Strategies 23 April 2019

This particular command term appears common in external assessments. I have compiled a list of terms that are liable to...
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Key Vocabulary and Ideas for Each Topic 7 April 2019

The new ESS Guide doesn't have a glossary although some important terms are defined in the text. This is something I find...
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Quizzes 7 April 2019

Here you will find links to short quizzes you can do at the end of the topicThis quiz features a variety of multiple choice,...
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Exam Tips - Data Response 3 December 2017

We have a wide range of students taking ESS and many have chosen the course as their "Science" in the hope of perhaps avoiding...
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Case Studies - Ecosystems and Resilience 19 May 2019

In this page we will examine how we could gather together a wide range of case studies and examples to answer an essay question...
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