Geographical Association Network

A network for geography teachers

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Harriet Brookes posted a blog post

Early-bird booking for the GA Annual Conference is now open!

Next year’s Conference takes place at the University of Surrey, Guildford from Thursday 20 – Saturday 22 April. Register now to join over 750 delegates over at this international event:…See More
4 hours ago
George Budd replied to George Budd's discussion New Edexcel GCSE
"Done"
yesterday
James Maughan Jones replied to George Budd's discussion New Edexcel GCSE
"really sorry to be a pain but I cannot sign in with my school account. Could you add james_maughan_jones@hotmail.com please"
yesterday
George Budd replied to George Budd's discussion New Edexcel GCSE
"Hi I've added you GB"
yesterday
James Maughan Jones replied to George Budd's discussion New Edexcel GCSE
"jmj@westlands.kent.sch.uk I have just begin this course and would like to contribute to this and borrow from it. Currently teaching changing cities so have some resources on that"
yesterday
Harriet Brookes posted a blog post

GA Rex Walford Geography Student Teacher Award - nominations open!

The GA Rex Walford Geography Student Teacher Award recognises inspirational and innovative geography teaching (at primary or secondary level). If you somebody like this, nominate them for an award. Deadline is 31st October.Find out more at:…See More
yesterday
Profile Iconsarah horn, Amy Vaughan, James Maughan Jones and 3 more joined Geographical Association Network
yesterday
Emily Hills replied to Paul Stephenson's discussion AQA Resource Sharing
"Hi Paul, I've got some Urban resources - if that helps. My dropbox account is emily.hills@trentcollege.net Thanks!"
Tuesday

GA Merchandise

A range of GA branded merchandise is now available from our CafePress GA Merchandise Store.

T-shirts, mugs, coasters, bags and much more! Products feature the GA logo or 'Geography is my World' design. 

The GA accepts no responsibility for product quality nor for any loss or damage in transit.

PRIMARY GEOGRAPHY CHAMPIONS NETWORK

Interested in Primary Geography ? Join the thriving Primary Geography Champions Ning 

The Ning now has WELL OVER 1400 members, and a thriving community feel for Primary practitioners...
Check it out and join today.

 

WELCOME TO THE GA NING!

THIS NING IS FUNDED BY GA MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS
NOT A GA MEMBER? JOIN TODAY! 


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.

This network was set up as a way of providing an additional level of support for Geography teachers and all those involved in the teaching and learning of Geography, wherever you may be in the world.


Download a USER GUIDE to help you get to grips with the Ning if you are new to all this. If you have any problems contact Becky Kitchen, Secondary Curriculum Leader at the GA (rkitchen@geography.org.uk). Also get in touch if you have suggestions for possible content or features, or questions.
 
Please add an image to your PAGE so that we can produce a more welcoming look to the home page. Your real name would be better than a 'nickname': this is a community of and for professionals.

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New Edexcel GCSE 4 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 George Budd yesterday.

AQA Resource Sharing 97 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 Emily Hills on Tuesday.

New GCSE AQA 11 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 Sep 12.

AQA - A-level New Spec 5 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 Adam Holding Aug 31.

Resource Centre 40 Replies

Use this space to upload and talk about your work.

Started by Anne Greaves in Uncategorized. Last reply by Adam Holding Aug 31.

New WJEC AS spec.

I was wondering if anyone has got to grips with the new spec. I would be interested in sharing lesson ideas / resources, especially for the human elements.

Started by Sharon Davies in Sample Title Aug 30.

New GCSE new problems

With no foundation for the first time, there are going to be students who will be trying to cope with an extensive and deeper curriculum. Is there anything we can learn from other subjects eg History?

Started by Michael Mayes in Sample Title Jul 28.

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.

Blog Posts

Early-bird booking for the GA Annual Conference is now open!

Next year’s Conference takes place at the University of Surrey, Guildford from Thursday 20 – Saturday 22 April. Register now to join over 750 delegates over at this international event: www.geography.org.uk/conference

Keep an eye on the Conference front page above or follow us on Twitter @The_GA #gaconf17 for all the latest updates.

Thanks,

Harriet

Geographical Association

@The_GA #gaconf17

Posted by Harriet Brookes on September 29, 2016 at 15:00

GA Rex Walford Geography Student Teacher Award - nominations open!

The GA Rex Walford Geography Student Teacher Award recognises inspirational and innovative geography teaching (at primary or secondary level). If you somebody like this, nominate them for an award. Deadline is 31st October.

Find out more at:http://www.geography.org.uk/getin…/committeessigs/gaawards/…

Posted by Harriet Brookes on September 28, 2016 at 10:00

FREE CPD Event from the GA: Critical thinking

We’re working with the SSAT to provide training in critical thinking and problem solving for teachers of geography and history. As part of the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms programme this FREE 'Teaching the core skills' training package gives primary and secondary teachers the knowledge and approaches they need to effectively integrate the teaching of core skills in their classrooms.

For more information and online booking visit: http://www.geography.org.uk/projects/critical-thinking-in-geography/free-training-package-in-critical-thinking/

Posted by Harriet Brookes on September 27, 2016 at 9:00

FREE CPD Event from the GA: Critical thinking for citizenship teachers

We’re working with the Association for Citizenship Teaching to provide training in critical thinking and problem solving for citizenship teachers. As part of the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms programme this FREE 'Teaching the core skills' training package gives primary and secondary teachers the knowledge and approaches they need to effectively integrate the teaching of core skills in their classrooms.

For more information and online booking visit: http://www.geography.org.uk/cpdevents/courses/free-training-package-in-critical-thinking-for-citizenship-teachers/

Posted by Harriet Brookes on September 26, 2016 at 15:00

GA one day CPD events!

We’re running a range of CPD events over the next year focusing on everything from the new GCSE syllabus to geography at key stage 1. Find out about specific events at http://geography.org.uk/cpdevents/gacpdcourses/

Posted by Harriet Brookes on September 23, 2016 at 15:30

Free lecture at Royal Holloway on climate change

Free lecture at Royal Holloway University titled ‘Climate change from the past to the future’ by Dr Simon Blockley on 3 October 2016.

Get more information and to book free tickets, please visit: 
https://rhulgeographyclimatechange.eventbrite.co.uk

Posted by Harriet Brookes on September 22, 2016 at 9:43

New books from the GA: Top Spec Geography: Changing Places

Top Spec Geography: Changing Places

Your guide to teaching place at A level. This book looks at how the meanings and representations that are attached to places help to shape human actions and behaviours. The theme 'changing place, changing places' is required content for all A level geography specifications.

Available now at: http://geography.org.uk/shop/shop_detail.asp?ID=816

 

KS3 Geography Teachers’ Toolkit: Going to Extremes: What makes weather and climate so extreme?

Using locations in Russia, India and Ethiopia, this unit will develop understanding of meteorological processes, the impacts of weather and climate, interpret weather charts and use GIS.

Available now at:…

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Posted by Harriet Brookes on September 21, 2016 at 15:00

Support for teaching GCSE (9-1) and the new A level

Browse our A level and GCSE web pages for support and guidance, information about how the qualifications have changed and how to choose your specification. We have created new pages for each of the core themes for A level and linked to relevant teaching resources on our website, including our videocasts.

For GCSE support visit: http://geography.org.uk/news/gcsereform/

For A level support visit: http://geography.org.uk/news/alevelreform/

Posted by Harriet Brookes on September 20, 2016 at 22:30

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If you would like publicity for your network or event on this page, contact Lucy Oxley at the GA on 0114 2960088.

 
 
 

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This featured in the September 2010 issue of GA Magazine, and is still live on the GA website.
Very best wishes to all those who started their teaching experiences this year in 2016 / 2017

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The latest issue is now available for download from GA website.

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