Geographical Association Network

A network for geography teachers

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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).…See More
Feb 7
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Feb 3
Isabel Richardson posted a blog post

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

For secondary geography teachers and heads of departmentOfSTED 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…See More
Jan 31

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PRIMARY GEOGRAPHY CHAMPIONS NETWORK

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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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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.

AQA Resource Sharing 199 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 kent Dec 2, 2018.

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.

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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Tutor Vacancy at FSC Orielton Pembrokeshire

Posted by Laura Jones on February 15, 2019 at 16:31

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

Tutor with FSC Bishops Wood

We have a 30 Hr Tutor role at FSC Bishops Wood, Stourport-on-severn. For details and to apply please click here - https://www.field-studies-council.org/media/5278626/bw-tutor-vp-jan-2019-final.pdf

Posted by Laura Jones on January 25, 2019 at 15:46

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This featured in a past 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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