Monday, 17 September 2007

Coursework Deadline

Remember that Geography Coursework is due on Monday October 1st at breaktime in C21!

Sunday, 22 April 2007

Waterfall Formation

Waterfalls form where the river bed has a layer of harder rock overlying the softer rocks.

  1. As water falls the softer rock is eroded much more quickly than the harder rock; therefore undercutting the harder rock.
  2. The hard, overrhanging rock eventurally collapses.
  3. The collapsed rocks fall into the plunge pool causing more erosion of the soft rocks and a deeper plunge pool.
  4. This goes on continuously causing the waterfall to retreat upstream.
  5. The waterfall leaves a steap sided gorge as it reatrets.
Waterfalls may also be caused as a result of:
  • Glacial Erosion
  • A Fall in Sea Level
  • Earth Movement

Thursday, 1 March 2007

10E2 Homework

Your homework set today was to produce a page with a picture on an ecosystem of your choice from the following: savanna, tropical rain forest, or coniferous forest.

You should include some basic details on this ecosystem including its geographical location, the climate, and details on vegetation type.

Due Wednesday March 7th.

Mr. Eyre

Wednesday, 28 February 2007

What is an Ecosystem?

Ecosystem - a living community of plants and animals which also includes elements of the natural environment, such as climate and soil. Each element in the system whether living or natural, depends on, and influences, others.

Alternative defininition of an Ecosystem:

A community of plants and animals sharing an environment.The largest ecosystem units are called biomes.

The image above shows the global distribution of ecosystems (click on it for a larger view).

Settlement Revision

The above image was taken in a favela in Rio de Janero, Brazil.

Some usefull weblinks for settlement revision:
S-Cool Revision on Settlement
A Quick Matching Exercise on another schools website
Revision Guidlines for Settlement - usefull information but ugly colour scheme
GCSE Bitesize Revision Link

Remember to ensure that you revise the meaning of key words; alot of people lost marks in their test because they did not know the meaning of all the key words.

If you find any other good resources or websites leave a comment or let your geography teacher know.


This blog is set up to help our Year 10 Geographers make the most of their GCSE course; it will be updated after most lessons to give extra help and weblinks as well as a homework reminder.