Geography for Common Entrance
2nd edition

By John Widdowson
December 2007
Hodder Murray
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9780340939796
164 Pages, Illustrated, 8 3/8 x 10 3/4"
$39.50 Hardcover Ages 13-16

This text is for all schools preparing pupils for Common Entrance Geography. It covers the thematic content of the Common Entrance Geography Syllabus, through an enquiry-based approach. It uses stimulating activities and real-life cases as a way into geographical enquiry. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Geography for Common Entrance is an authoritative textbook preparing pupils for the Independent Schools Examination Board's Common Entrance Geography examination. It is endorsed by ISEB.This second edition has been comprehensively updated and revised for the new syllabus with new case studies and additional support for revision and exam preparation. The book covers the thematic content of the course providing one unit for each theme.

Each theme is explored using an enquiry-based approach: stimulating activities and real-life case studies provide in-depth investigation to challenge pupil's thinking and deepen their understanding. All case studies have been rewritten and updated to provide opportunities for pupils to fully engage with topical issues such as sustainable development, globalisation and hazards.

Each themed unit is structured in four parts:- An introduction to the theme based on pupils' everyday experience of geography.- Systematic coverage of all the key geographical ideas and syllabus content that are needed to understand the theme.- Case Studies provide two or three enquiries in each unit using real places at a range of global, national and local scales.- A 'test yourself' quiz ends each unitA revision section at the end of the book gives structured advice on revision practice and exam strategies.

The associated Teacher's Resource Book has also been updated for the new syllabus to provide extensive support for all units.A companion volume, Map Skills for Common Entrance Geography and Key Stage 3 covers the map skills section of the syllabus and provides practice in using Ordnance Survey Maps at 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 scales and interpreting aerial photographs.

The Author
John Widdowson is the author of the award winning Key Stage 3 series Earthworks, from which this book is adapted. Advisors Paul Baker, is an experienced examiner and former head of Geography at the Dragon School, Oxford. Fiona Langridge, Common Entrance Chief Setter for the Geography examination, and Deputy Head and Head of Geography at Wentworth College, Bournemouth. Simon M. Lewis is Geography Editor for ISEB and Head of Geography at St. Andrew's School in Woking.

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