Geographical Association Network

A network for geography teachers

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Jess Barling replied to George Budd's discussion New Edexcel GCSE
"Please add me: barlingj@mayfieldschool.net Thanks Jess"
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Zoe Hewlett replied to George Budd's discussion New Edexcel GCSE
"Hi George, I have some physical work I would like to share.  Please can you add me to your onedrive folder? My email address is Z-Hewlett@ashbyschool.org.uk Many thanks, Zoe"
Thursday
Harriet Brookes posted a blog post

Connecting classrooms training

We're working with British Council to provide free training in critical thinking. Its completely free and we can come and run the course for you and your colleagues in your school. What are you waiting for?! Interested? Find out about the free…See More
Thursday
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Sep 18
Harriet Brookes posted a blog post

CPD Event from the GA: Managing and assessing the new A level independent investigation (NEA)

This one-day event will enable teachers to plan for the new independent investigation (or non-examined assessment – NEA), a requirement common to all four geography A level specifications. It will enable teachers to: • understand the principles…See More
Sep 18
Michael pierson replied to Paul Stephenson's discussion AQA Resource Sharing
"Me too please, m.pierson@grange.outwood.com. Thanks"
Sep 13

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Events

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!

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.

(Company Number 07139068 and Charity Number 1135148)

Forum

New Edexcel GCSE 50 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 Jess Barling on Thursday.

AQA Resource Sharing 177 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 Paul Stephenson Sep 14.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Full time permanent teaching vacancy in Altrincham, Greater Manchester

Please can I draw your attention to a vacancy for a full time Geography teacher at Altrincham Girls’ Grammar School in Trafford, Greater Manchester?The school is an Ofsted rated “Outstanding” girls’…Continue

Started by mikelo in Sample Title Mar 4.

Blog Posts

Connecting classrooms training

We're working with British Council to provide free training in critical thinking. Its completely free and we can come and run the course for you and your colleagues in your school. What are you waiting for?!


Interested? Find out about the free training here >>> http://bit.ly/2bYqErZ


And more about the programme in general here >>> http://geography.org.uk/projects/critical-thinking-in-geography/free-training-package-in-critical-thinking/

Posted by Harriet Brookes on September 21, 2017 at 14:00

CPD Event from the GA: Managing and assessing the new A level independent investigation (NEA)

This one-day event will enable teachers to plan for the new independent investigation (or non-examined assessment – NEA), a requirement common to all four geography A level specifications. It will enable teachers to:



• understand the principles underpinning the NEA

• plan fieldwork to encompass the requirements of the NEA

• understand the role of the teacher in the NEA process

• review and evaluate what makes a good student proposal, using the experience from summer 2017

• consider good primary and secondary sources of data collection

• evaluate samples of work, in order to assess standards and get to know the mark scheme well

• analyse the implications of the mark scheme for getting the best from students.



Because the NEA is a common requirement with standard regulations, this course will suit teachers from any of the four 2016 specifications.



Birmingham - Thursday 23 November 2017

London - Thursday 30…

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Posted by Harriet Brookes on September 18, 2017 at 15:30

Online networking survey

We would like to know more about how you use online teacher networks to help inform our provision for teachers and schools - please fill out our survey, it only takes 5 minutes

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HN9XCFY

Posted by Harriet Brookes on September 11, 2017 at 15:30

Education Team Leader vacancy with FSC Scotland

Education Team Leader with FSC Scotland, predominantly based at Kindrogan Field Centre, Blairgowrie



This role primarily involves leading the education team to develop, plan and deliver ‘out-of-classroom learning’ activities to a wide ranging audience; engaging and enthusing students and assisting FSC achieve their goal of ‘Inspiring Environmental Understanding through first-hand experience’.

Permanent



Salary - £27,914 - £31,854 per annum



The closing date for receipt of your completed application is Monday 11th September 2017



Interviews are scheduled to take place at Kindrogan Field Centre. Applicants will be required to arrive at 4pm on Monday 25th September 2017 and interviews will take place on Tuesday 26th September 2017.



To Apply and for more details -…

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Posted by Harriet Brookes on August 3, 2017 at 16:30

FSC Trainee Tutor Scheme vacancy

There is a vacancy at the Field Studies Council for a trainee tutor.

The Trainee Tutor scheme is designed to equip an individual with the skills and attributes explained in this pack, enabling further time to be devoted to building experience through the delivery of courses to an increasingly wide range of audiences.

Salary: National Minimum Wage

Fixed term posts to commence on Monday 30th October 2017 and end on 30th November 2018

This is an internally run scheme. You will be based at an FSC Location anywhere in the UK.

(The Location can change during the scheme so Trainees must be prepared to move during the scheme.)

The closing date for receipt of your completed application form is 12 noon on Wednesday 23rd August 2017

The selection process is scheduled to take place over two days on Sunday 10th September & Monday 11th September…

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Posted by Harriet Brookes on August 3, 2017 at 15:58

A level independent investigation resources

Hi everyone,

We've been working on resources with the Field Studies Council and the Open University all around the A level independent investigation and we'd love to know how confident you're feeling about it. If you have a minute, please fill out our survey >>> http://bit.ly/geography-investigations-survey

And check out the resource as well >>> http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/386110-a-level-geography-geographical-investigations-field-studies-council-2016-.pdf

Thanks,
Harriet
The GA

Posted by Harriet Brookes on July 19, 2017 at 16:25

Critical thinking training

We're working with British Council to provide free training in critical thinking. Its completely free and we can come and run the course for you and your colleagues in your school. Plus there's even £3000 worth of funding up for grabs if you complete the course in Autumn

What are you waiting for?

Interested? Find out about the free training here >>> http://bit.ly/2bYqErZ

And more about the programme in general here >>> http://geography.org.uk/projects/critical-thinking-in-geography/

Posted by Harriet Brookes on June 22, 2017 at 12:00

Fieldwork survey

The GA Fieldwork and Outdoor Learning Special Interest Group have created a survey to find out how best to help teachers plan, deliver and develop their fieldwork offer. Got a minute to help? bit.ly/fieldworksurvey 

Posted by Harriet Brookes on June 20, 2017 at 10:07

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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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