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Shortcuts to Success: Maps & Photographs

Shortcuts to Success teach you the exam success tips that have been shown to work. Written by teachers with a proven track record of exam success, they will show you how to achieve your best results.

  • Explains for you, in direct language, the essential exam skills of reading maps and recognising features on aerial photos
  • Packed with map extracts, colour photos and exam-type questions for you to practise and gain confidence before your Junior Cert exam
  • Based on the author’s experience as a teacher in helping students to develop a sound grasp of what the exam requires

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Publication Date

January 2005




Paperback, 128 pages

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Gill Education


Chapter 1 An introduction to maps
Chapter 2 Directions
Chapter 4 Grid References
Chapter 5 Map Symbols
Chapter 6 Drawing Sketch Maps
Chapter 7 Relief on Ordnance Survey Maps
Chapter 8 Communications
Chapter 9 Tourism on Ordnance Survey Maps
Chapter 10 Place Names
Chapter 11 Historial Features
Chapter 12 Settlement on Ordnance Survey Maps
Chapter 13 Locational Geography
Chapter 14 Aerial Photographs
Chapter 15 Settlement on Aerial Photographs
Chapter 16 Homework or Classwork Activities


245 x 175 mm


By Fiona Fahy

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Fiona Fay teaches Geography at Kylemore College, Ballyfermot, Dublin.

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