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GA CPD Course: Developing a quality geography curriculum Presented by Ofsted and the GA

This course will give delegates the opportunity to hear the HMI for Geography draw on findings from Ofsted’s recent curriculum review. Delegates will consider how to embed quality geography within their own schools by exploring the questions:What…See More
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Isabel Richardson posted a blog post

GA CPD Course: Leading a successful geography department

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…See More
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Isabel Richardson posted a blog post

GA CPD Event: Feedback on the first cycle of independent investigations in Geography (the NEA)

This one-day event will enable teachers to gain feedback on the first cycle assessment of the Independent Investigation (or Non-Examined Assessment – NEA), a requirement common to all four English Geography A level specifications, as well as those…See More
Oct 9
Isabel Richardson posted a blog post

GA Event: Writing up your independent investigation in Geography (the NEA)

This one-day event will enable Geography A level students to learn skills in writing up their Individual Investigation (also known as the NEA). Experienced examiners will offer sessions which will help students to think through how to focus on all…See More
Oct 4
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Isabel Richardson posted a blog post

NEW CPD programme: Critical thinking for achievement

A NEW CPD programme for primary and secondary…See More
Oct 1

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AQA Resource Sharing 198 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 Anna Hetherington Sep 20.

New Edexcel GCSE 54 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 tim jowitt Sep 7.

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.

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.

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.

Grade descriptors

Hi. Does anyone have any detailed level descriptors for the new AQA gcse - we are wanting to report in sub grades (so +,-, =) so need to split the the descriptors from the board so we can use from…Continue

Started by Sally Trusselle in Sample Title Jun 26, 2017.

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GA CPD Course: Developing a quality geography curriculum Presented by Ofsted and the GA

This course will give delegates the opportunity to hear the HMI for Geography draw on findings from Ofsted’s recent curriculum review. Delegates will consider how to embed quality geography within their own schools by exploring the questions:

  • What are you trying to achieve?
  • How do you organise the learning to achieve your aims? and
  • How do you know you have been successful?

The afternoon sessions will provide practical teaching strategies from recent Geography Quality Mark schools and guide teachers in developing their own high quality geography curriculum.

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

  • London:
    • Thursday 29 November 2018

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

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Posted by Isabel Richardson on October 18, 2018 at 9:00

GA CPD Course: Leading a successful geography department

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.

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

  • Birmingham:
    • Monday 26 November 2018
  • London:
    • Monday 10 June 2019

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

https://www.geography.org.uk/events/leading-a-successful-geography-department/6844?OccId=9696

Posted by Isabel Richardson on October 15, 2018 at 9:00

GA CPD Event: Feedback on the first cycle of independent investigations in Geography (the NEA)

This one-day event will enable teachers to gain feedback on the first cycle assessment of the Independent Investigation (or Non-Examined Assessment – NEA), a requirement common to all four English Geography A level specifications, as well as those in Wales. This event will enable teachers to:

  • Receive feedback from across the four Awarding Bodies about the assessment of the NEA
  • Review examples of good practice from summer 2018
  • Reflect on lessons learned from the first cycle of NEA assessment
  • reflect on the principles underpinning the NEA
  • consider the implications for planning and organising fieldwork to meet the requirements of the NEA
  • review and evaluate what makes a good student proposal, using the experience from summer 2018, and how these might be strengthened
  • consider good primary and secondary sources of data collection
  • analyse the implications of the mark scheme for getting the best from…
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Posted by Isabel Richardson on October 9, 2018 at 9:00

GA Event: Writing up your independent investigation in Geography (the NEA)

This one-day event will enable Geography A level students to learn skills in writing up their Individual Investigation (also known as the NEA). Experienced examiners will offer sessions which will help students to think through how to focus on all the skills required to produce a first-class piece of work, drawing on evidence from the first assessment of the NEA in June 2018.

A combination of lecture and activities will enable students to focus upon wriiting:

  • Aims and context,
  • Methodologies
  • Present their findings using a wide range of data presentation skills
  • Analyse their work and consider what makes strong analysis
  • Draw conclusions on the basis of evidence
  • Evaluate their findings.

This event will be held on the following dates at these locations:

  • Manchester:
    • Thursday 15 November 2018
  • London:
    • Thursday 22…
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Posted by Isabel Richardson on October 4, 2018 at 9:00

NEW CPD programme: Critical thinking for achievement

A NEW CPD programme for primary and secondary teachers of geography and science, funded by the DfE Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund (TLIF).

This FREE programme provides CPD for primary and secondary teachers of geography and science, to strengthen teachers’ subject knowledge and build confidence and capability in curriculum planning and teaching.



Further information can be found on the GA website and by downloading a summary of the programme that includes…

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Posted by Isabel Richardson on October 1, 2018 at 9:30

Did you know that there are volcanoes in Spain?

Did you know that there are up to 40 volcanoes in the Garrotxa Volcanic Park in North East Spain?

Last active only 11,000 years ago and easily visited and studied on one of our Tectonic Hazards field study courses.

Students get to see inside a volcano to study different types of deposits from volcanic eruptions, map hazard and vulnerability to produce a risk map, discuss resilience and climb to the crater of one of the volcanoes. All of this under the beautiful Spanish sunshine.

Have a look at our website for more details and maybe join us in October half term on our teachers inspection trip?

Many thanks!

www.geofieldworkltd.com…

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Posted by Geofieldwork Ltd on September 17, 2018 at 14:02

Fieldwork in Spain for 2019. Teachers inspection trip October half term with FREE accommodation and 2 days of amazing field studies

We are running a 3 night teachers inspection trip to the Costa Brava at October half term.

FREE half board accommodation and 2 days of field studies including coasts, tectonic hazards, place studies and rivers.

This trip is hosted by SunSports Tours and Tournaments in a 3 star hotel in the resort of Platja D'Aro, close to Girona and Barcelona airports.

Please have a look at our website and get in touch for more details and to book a place.

www.geofieldworkltd.com…

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Posted by Geofieldwork Ltd on September 16, 2018 at 21:26

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