Geography Starters

Starter activities can be invaluable to you as a teacher. They help you to achieve one or more of the following:

  • Engage the pupils as soon as they enter the room, preventing instances of boredom that can lead to poor behaviour.
  • Set the tone for the rest of the lesson. The pupils have engaged in work right from the start.
  • Demonstrate your expectations of the pupils and set a routine. As soon as the pupils enter your classroom they will start work.
  • Recap the main ideas or key words from the previous lesson.
  • Pass on any general geography ideas or skills that you otherwise don’t get time to teach.
  • Get the pupils brains going and instil some motivation.
  • Challenge the pupils in a fun way that makes them look forward to the next one.
  • Challenge the pupils against one another in an enjoyable way.
  • Give yourself the chance to get ready anything you might need for the lesson, or take the register.

Geography Starters is a set of starter activities – crosswords, puzzles, wordsearches, etc – designed for pupils at KS3. It is provided in a photocopiable format so that sheets can be copied and given out to pupils as required – and obviously re-used as much as you wish. Answer sheets are provided.

You can see a full list of the topics and some sample pages at

Publisher’s reference: T1717EMN ISBN: 978 1 86083 722 7


  • Photocopiable report in a ring binder, £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • CD with school-wide rights: £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Both the Ring Binder and the CD £31.94 plus £3.95 delivery

Prices include VAT.

You can purchase the report… please quote the order ref: T1717EMN


Who wants to be a doctor?

For some families, the decision of a son or daughter to study medicine is hardly a surprise, for there is a family tradition of working in medicine. For other families it can come as a big surprise – and a worry about whether the student really will find this field of work to be as they imagine it.

In both cases it is important for students to understand exactly what working as a doctor is all about.

Of course the student who comes from a family of doctors may feel that he/she knows what’s what in medicine, but it is often the case that one family’s perception of being a doctor does not incorporate every aspect of medicine as a way of life.

And for those who have no family connection with medicine the whole issue can be simultaneously bemusing, confusing and worrying.

Which is why we offer students the opportunity to see what the world of medicine is really like. Through our facilities would-be medical students travel to Africa, India, The Caribbean or Thailand to shadow experienced doctors and healthcare professionals.

Not only does this experience help students to make the right decision about their future career, it is also a useful addition for their UCAS forms.

Recognised by the majority of British medical schools, our hospital work experience is ideal for those students who are interested in medicine, nursing, dentistry or midwifery.

In terms of the practicalities students are met at the airport by one of our specialist staff team members and are looked after by an extensive staff team throughout their stay.

If you have any students who are interested in a career in medicine, there are several ways of giving them the relevant information.

First, you can of course pass on this email.

Alternatively you might direct the student to our website at to find out a lot of detailed information regarding the placements.

Third you can click here to print out some information to pass to your prospective healthcare students.

Finally they can call us on 0191 269 6818 or email us at and we’ll send a brochure in the post.


Mark Hinksman
Business Development Director

Gap Medics – Launching medical careers
Collingwood Buildings

38 Collingwood Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

T. +44 (0)191 269 6818
F. +44 (0)191 229 9501