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The Geographical Association is the leading subject association for all teachers of geography. Our charitable mission is to further geographical knowledge and understanding through education. Our journals, publications, professional events, website and local and online networks support teachers and share their ideas and practice. The GA represents the views of geography teachers and plays a leading role in public debate relating to geography and education.

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AQA Resource Sharing 205 Replies

Hi,I have just set up a Dropbox to share resources for the NEW AQA Geography spec.  If anyone wants to join/contribute then let us know and I will add you.PaulContinue

Tags: Dropbox, Geography, AQA

Started by Paul Stephenson in Sample Title. Last reply by Tessa Hampton Mar 29.

Bracknell Geographers Network

Are you teaching primary (or secondary) geography in or near to Bracknell? If so we are relaunching our geography network, which will hold free events 3 times a year.Continue

Started by Emily in Sample Title Mar 27.

New Edexcel GCSE 55 Replies

HelloI have set up a OneDrive folder with about 10GB of shared resources in for the new Edexcel GCSE course.I am teaching the Human paper, so that's what's there now.I would welcome any additions…Continue

Started by George Budd in Sample Title. Last reply by Charles Wilsdon Jan 2.

Contacting Simon Ross

HelloI'm trying to contact Simon Ross, author of a number of AQA text books and former Head of Geography at Queen's College, Taunton.Can anyone put me in touch with him, or pass my details to…Continue

Started by Christine Stroyan in Sample Title May 17, 2018.

Wanted: Teacher of Geography Pickering North Yorkshire

We are seeking to appoint an experienced or newly qualified geography teacher to join our geography department. Geography is a very popular subject at GCSE and A level and you will join our team of…Continue

Started by Jenny Fuller in Sample Title Mar 7, 2018.

New GCSE AQA 14 Replies

We will be following Aqa next year- first year with Aqa. We are looking for schools who would be able to collaborate and share resources for the course

Started by Gayle in Sample Title. Last reply by Emma kessell Aug 31, 2017.

New AQA A Level

Anyone fancy sharing some resources for the new AQA A level? Particularly Resource Security?Thanks,Natalien_innes@hotmail.co.ukContinue

Started by Natalie Innes in Sample Title Aug 18, 2017.

AQA exam questions

Anyone know of any where to find exam questions for the new AQA spec (or ones written along the same lines) - there doesn't seem to be much on anythigContinue

Started by Sally Trusselle in Sample Title Jul 17, 2017.

Blog Posts

GA CPD courses coming up in June – book your place now!

Leading a successful geography department, London 10 June

  • This course will explore how geography subject leaders can maximise the impact that they have on colleagues and students whilst leading their department through a time of rapid change. You will reflect upon what you are trying to achieve, critically assess the methods you employ and plan solutions to the issues you face in your schools.

Designing your secondary geography curriculum, London 12 June

  • OfSTED have conducted research in schools with a view to incorporate curriculum design in the new framework due in 2019.…
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Posted by Isabel Richardson on May 2, 2019 at 14:35

Economic Policies in China

Summary

China, being a developing country, has the particular developing issue as its economic policies that have undergone several reforms. However, many feel they still do not meet the requirements for the proper development. A precise analysis made by https://seifertforgovernor.com identifies that they are selective. For instance, these changes are industrial-oriented and do not address environmental and social factors. The ruling class shapes the economy and determines all trade and industry outcomes. Some of these policies are made out of hazy issues and only mend temporary failures. The systems surrounding the banking sector are one of the prime features of the development issues. The wastage of state funds on unregulated projects, corruption and the absence of accountability hinder in China's development. The agrarian and environmental sectors also suffer from vague policies.…

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Posted by Janice Workman on April 25, 2019 at 15:39

GA Event: Getting ready for your independent investigation in geography (the NEA)



This one-day event will enable Geography A level students to launch their Individual Investigation (also known as the NEA). Experienced examiners will offer sessions which will help students to think through how to select, approach, and complete their own Individual study. A combination of lecture and workshop activities will enable students to:

  • consider a wide range of topics for investigation
  • develop a title
  • think about a wide range of data collection strategies
  • consider strategies for analysing geographical data
  • learn how to put together a good proposal form, through reviewing practical examples.

This event will take place on the following dates at these locations:

  • Manchester:
    • Wednesday 15 May 2019
  • Exeter:
    • Monday 20 May 2019
  • London:
    • Tuesday 21 May…
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Posted by Isabel Richardson on April 3, 2019 at 9:00

GA Event: Student A Level Revision Conference: Core topics and exam skills

This one-day event will enable A level students to kick-start their revision, offering sessions for all four core subject areas of the new A levels. The themes are common to all four English Geography A level specifications, as well as WJEC (Wales). It will enable students to learn:

  • key knowledge and understanding in Coastal Landscapes, Water and Carbon cycles, Changing Places, and Global Governance
  • ‘tricky concepts’ that students sometimes struggle with in examination answers
  • key strategies for revision
  • skills in developing extended writing using guidance from experienced examiners
  • how to tackle questions and meet the requirements of the new mark schemes.

This event will take place on the following dates at these locations:

  • London
    • Thursday 21 March 2019
  • Exeter
    • Tuesday 2 April…
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Posted by Isabel Richardson on February 7, 2019 at 9:00

GA CPD Course: Designing your secondary geography curriculum to ensure progression

For secondary geography teachers and heads of department

OfSTED have conducted research in schools with a view to incorporate curriculum design in the new framework due in 2019. This course will explore OfSTED defined features of an outstanding curriculum – intent, implement and impact – and use them as a framework to design a curriculum that plans for pupil progress.

Aims of the course:

  • Understand what a quality geography curriculum looks like from the perspective of Ofsted
  • Use design tools to create a curriculum that considers intent, implementation and impact
  • Explore approaches to creating a coherent 11 – 16 geography curriculum

This course will run at these venues on the following dates:

  • Manchester - Thursday 14 March 2019
  • London - Wednesday 12 June 2019

For more information and to book your…

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Posted by Isabel Richardson on January 31, 2019 at 9:30

GA CPD Course: Secondary geography: from good to outstanding



This course will consider the Ofsted criteria for outstanding geography and provide support to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and 2016 GCSEs. You will reflect upon what you are currently trying to achieve for your students and critically assess the methods you employ. The course will review approaches to student progress, assessment without levels and enquiry learning at key stages 3 and 4. You will consider how to structure, plan and teach outstanding sequences of lessons, benchmark your current provision and decide what you need to do to move forward.

This course will run on the following dates at these locations:

  • Manchester:
    • Wednesday 13 March 2019
  • London:
    • Tuesday 18 June 2019

For more information, and to book a place online, please click on the link below:…

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Posted by Isabel Richardson on January 30, 2019 at 9:00

GA CPD Course: A level subject update: global systems and glaciated landscapes

This course, led by Katie Willis (Professor of human geography, Royal Holloway University) and Richard Waller (Senior lecturer in physical geography, Keele University) will provide a subject update for teachers of A level or IB geography.  The morning session will focus on global systems and global governance.  It will outline global governance as a concept, give an overview of mechanisms relating to migration and development and provide up-to-date case studies that can be used with students in the classroom.  Glaciated landscapes will be the focus of the afternoon session.  This will discuss glacial formation, processes and diversity before focusing on the relevance of these landscapes to society and opportunities for fieldwork.

This course will run on the following date at this location:

  • London:
    • Wednesday 6 February 2019

For more information, and to book a place online, please…

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Posted by Isabel Richardson on December 26, 2018 at 9:00

GA CPD Course: Revising and reviewing for geography at GCSE and A level

How can we support our GCSE and A level geography students in reviewing and revising content and skills both throughout and at the end of their courses?  This course will consider evidenced based ideas related to learning and memory and how these can be applied in geography lessons.  Delegates will have the opportunity to share ideas and consider how ideas can be used in their own contexts.  This course will build upon ideas from the GA GCSE Geography Revision Toolkit.

This course will run on the following date at this location:

  • London:
    • Monday 4 February 2019

For more information, and to book a place online, please click on the link below:…

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Posted by Isabel Richardson on December 24, 2018 at 9:00

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