From the specification
• Use a range of mapping skills in geographical
contexts in the UK
• Presenting geographical information, in
detail, in at least two ways
• Describing in detail, key features of one
landscape type in the UK
• Giving detailed explanations of the formation
of one landscape type in the UK
• Glaciated upland
Location and distribution
Formation – timescales and processes
Changing nature over time
Impact of human activity
Mountains of the Mind
As late as 1791 William Gilpin noted that 'the
generality of people' found wilderness dislikeable.
'There are few,' he continued, 'who do not prefer
the busy scenes of cultivation to the greatest of
nature's rough productions.' Mountains, nature's
roughest productions, were not only agriculturally
intractable, they were also aesthetically repellent: it
was felt that their irregular and gargantuan outlines
upset the natural spirit-level of the mind.
Studying an area
KML files – Munros etc.
3D landscapes – flying through and annotating
Stories from personal experience…
• £800 000 project to introduce the idea of ‘the
internet of things’
• Weather and mood
• Activity and performance…
The Old Ways
• Transcript of a short passage from the book simplified
• A walk across the Caingorms, including the
• Start: Blair Atholl
• End: NH956047
• ‘Follow the walk’
• Identify landscape features
• Consider issues with the activity / things that
might need amending for your students or
school context / additional resources that
might be needed
• Have a go at annotating the route, and adding
pictures of the area
• What additional activities could be added in.
Seven Sisters are fed up of being single!
I’m getting so cross with teens carving
messages on me!!
Hi. We are the Seven Sisters. We’re
all single except for one! The 5th
one; she's married to Beachy Head.
We live in Seaford. We erode up to
30-40 centre meters each
Commented on Beachy Heads status, “Loving the
sun” So true! The 5th sister: Love Him
It’s about time you sisters had a
good night out! Fancy a drink?
I’m terribly sorry! They just love my
By Maddy – thanks to Liz Smith
Birthday cake on a table
The dog can’t reach it
But nibbles round the edges