Archive by category "IB DP Geography"

The 'How do you know what you don't know?' newsletter

How do you know what you don't know?

The plan is to try something new in 2022.

I am going to do a weekly (roughly) newsletter. On a Tuesday, something not too long, four items in total, with the hope that you find something that you didn’t know and that is useful to you.

How do you know what you don’t know? is about spreading some of the things that I am finding useful and sharing it in an easily accessible and digestible way.

The first item will be for all geographers based on bigger ideas and everyday geographies. The idea behind the second item is something that is more focused on the needs of IB DP geographers, educators and students. The item will be linked to the syllabus but other geography educators and students may find it useful too. The third section is a quick update on something I am working on. New content added to, or refreshed on geographyalltheway, something I have recently written, or am involved in. The fourth and final item will be bit more random. It will be a recommendation. Probably a bit techie, an app, an online service, or similar.

The ‘How do you know what you don’t know?’ newsletter is free, and isn’t (just) for geographyalltheway subscribers. I will try to keep the links to content behind the paywall to an absolute minimum!

Classroom poster and resources → NOOR Solar Plant: Ouarzazate

Noor Solar Plant

Discover Ltd have made a printable poster featuring the Noor Solar Plant (Ouarzazate, Morocco) available. You can download a PDF version that should print well up to A2 size here →


Discover Ltd Noor Solar Plant printable poster

The Noor site is a wonder to behold. We were lucky enough to visit it during our last school Morocco experience and would definitely try and build a visit into our next itinerary.

Discover Ltd offer some teaching resources about the Noor Solar Plant here →

Link - NOOR Solar Plant: Ouarzazate teaching resources

I use the Noor Solar Plant as part of a lesson here →

Link - Extreme environments - ee.4.3 New technologies

That geographyalltheway IB DP Geography exam style question database

I have added an IB DP Geography exam style question database to Access to the database is free for all site users.

The database currently holds 222 exam style questions but I have plans to add more. The questions are searchable by unit, sub-unit, command term and the number of marks available. The questions are all linked to the relevant, related page on If you 'mouse-over' the command terms you are presented with a definition. There is also the opportunity to leave feedback about each question.

I produced a brief video explainer →

Mark schemes are not (currently) available - so please do not ask!