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Lesley Worrall replied to Paul Stephenson's discussion AQA Resource Sharing
"I would be happy to share resources - please add me.  I am just beginning to plan for the new course"
20 hours ago
Lesley Worrall replied to Gayle 's discussion New GCSE AQA
"I would be happy to collaborate and share resources - am currently trying to plan for the Globalisation unit with no text books and a draft SOW.  I am at Heathfield School"
20 hours ago
Paul Stephenson replied to Paul Stephenson's discussion AQA Resource Sharing
" Hiya,  I have added you, so you should have access to it.  Plz share with other geog teachers? Cheers Paul "
Paul Stephenson replied to Paul Stephenson's discussion AQA Resource Sharing
"Hiya,  I have added you, so you should have access to it.  Plz share with other geog teachers? Cheers Paul "
West Bridgford School Geography replied to Matthew Lowe's discussion AQA - A-level New Spec
"I think that we will be like many other in that we will be winging it! I have a pretty good idea of we are doing but the details are a little hazy. Fieldwork; we are doing 3 days in year 12 - they need it for the AS exam- and then a couple of…"
West Bridgford School Geography replied to Paul Stephenson's discussion AQA Resource Sharing
"That would be great. cheers Danny"
West Bridgford School Geography replied to Gayle 's discussion New GCSE AQA
"We are doing it also. Having to start from scratch as we did OCR. I am happy to share resources but it will have to wait until later in the year. I can put specific things on if there is anything anyone wants in particular. Danny"
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We now have over 3000 members! Thanks to all of you who have joined us, but please remember to keep contributing. Let us know what you are doing, and how the GA can further support your work.

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AQA Resource Sharing 5 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 Lesley Worrall 20 hours ago.

New GCSE AQA 5 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 Lesley Worrall 20 hours ago.

AQA - A-level New Spec 4 Replies

Hi All,Just researching the new changes to A-level spec for AQA - has anybody started looking at a SOW or overall plan of action with the new spec.ThanksMattContinue

Started by Matthew Lowe in Sample Title. Last reply by West Bridgford School Geography on Friday.

Resource Centre 39 Replies

Use this space to upload and talk about your work.

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GIS in the Geography Classroom... 1 Reply

Please complete this survey on GIS in KS3 Geography....Click…Continue

Started by Alan Parkinson in Uncategorized. Last reply by Jane Iliffe Jun 30.

What is the Importance of Education?

Education accrues learning and…Continue

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Started by Sarah Taylor in Sample Title Jun 17.

Large GCSE cohorts and fieldwork 7 Replies

Do you have very large cohorts (in excess of 150) opting to take geography for GCSE?What issues do you have with organising fieldwork and how have you overcome them?Any suggestions gratefully…Continue

Started by Becky Kitchen in Sample Title. Last reply by Roisin McAteer May 23.

Global learning Programme Partner schools needed 2 Replies

We urgently need some more partners schools to join our cluster of school engaged in the 3rd wave of the GLP for England. Primary or Secondary schools are welcome and we adopt a collegiate approach…Continue

Started by Patricia Kavanagh in Sample Title. Last reply by Rachel Bowles May 18.

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Characteristics of a prominent student in college

No matter wherever you study, you can always become prominent in your institution if you follow the following attributes, just read them once.

When you are destined to bring some change in your academic life, have you ever thought about what strategies you should work upon and what must be your goals? No! Then this list of attributes is all what you must go through. Here are some major functions which you must undertake as a student so that you can become prominent among others.

• A vision in your mind: If you want to make a difference, you must set some goals in your mind and constantly strive to achieve them. This vision must be crystal clear in your mind and you should never become…


Posted by Sarah Taylor on June 17, 2016 at 9:03

PGQM cluster group

I have been approached by a few individuals/schools locally as they wondered if I would support them in the establishment of a PGQM cluster group, so that they can brainstorm ways to present evidence and share ideas of possible teaching and learning activities.

If you are applying for the PGQM this academic year (2015-2016) and are based in Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire or Worcestershire, then do leave a comment below or send me an e-mail (

It is likely that our first cluster group meeting will take place one morning during the first or second week of Term 3.

Posted by Mrs Emma Espley on November 18, 2015 at 10:00

@gasigict the online presence for the ICT Special Interest Group

I set up the Twitter account and a blog to spread the discussions held at our three annual meetings. The Twitter account has morphed into more of a global newsfeed which I try to update on most days of the year. It includes feeds from several parts of the world to provide resource links or news on events. The blog was intended to support this but has not taken off so far.

I am currently reviewing our presence before our next meeting on the 14 November and would welcome feedback from any GA members or staff.


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Posted by Andy Knill on November 6, 2015 at 10:13

Sail the Book

I am a high school science teacher and have been adapting primary source, maritime books for Google Earth touring. It's a fun way for learners to explore science, history and geography at:

Posted by Ira Bickoff on January 15, 2014 at 10:08

Project: Survey Earth in a Day 2.0

I wanted to tell you about a worldwide event happening on June 21st (solstice) at Noon.  Survey Earth in a Day 2.0. …


Posted by Justin Farrow on April 8, 2013 at 1:43

Curriculum Change Diagram

From Alan Kinder

A useful roadmap through the impending changes

Posted by Alan Parkinson on February 23, 2013 at 17:46

Eyjafjallajokull FREE online study aid for the classroom

We have just commissioned an online study resource for you - suitable for KS3, GCSE and A Level and written by two leading Geography teachers David Rogers and Simon Ross.

Everything you and your students ever wanted to know about Iceland's famously unpronounceable volcano - even how to say it!
You will have access to case study material, classroom lessons covering topics from tourism to plate tectonics and managing natural hazards. Video footage of the eruption and its impact, several maps and diagrams and all this combined with stunning imagery to bring the eruption to life.


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Posted by Lorraine Silvester on November 17, 2011 at 14:36

Geography Teaching in Inclusive Higher Education


Check out recent paper "A Reflective Assessment of My Practice as a Geography Teacher in Inclusive Higher Education". Freely available in BJER:


Also interesting resources (articles, videos etc) on webpage for geography and geopolitics:

Posted by James Leigh on September 19, 2011 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

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