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General Discussion / Re: Very quiet here
« on: June 25, 2015, 11:35:43 PM »
Stuart - absolutely no offence meant!! "Old timers" refers to time here on the forum - nothing else!!!
Your contributions are always welcomed - thoughtful and informed! Thank you! :)

General Discussion / Re: Very quiet here
« on: June 25, 2015, 09:42:33 PM »
Well - it is great to see 4 "old timers" speaking here again!!
The forum is only as active as its community!
I keep "activating" new members - don't know where they are though.
A good number of previous regulars have gained promotion and may not be so involved in geography now .... and some have retired!!  ???

General Discussion / Re: Final year 9 scheme of work
« on: June 19, 2015, 10:13:13 AM »
I know it is short notice, but could you get them outside - perhaps doing local fieldwork - perhaps to draw up a presentation / display / info booklet for the new Y7s or for feeder primaries?

General Discussion / Re: Who should pay for A Level textbooks?
« on: June 17, 2015, 09:46:51 AM »
I feel this should be a whole school issue - SMLT team to decide!

General Discussion / Re: Iceland, when there
« on: June 10, 2015, 09:34:15 PM »
I echo Graham and Judith's cooments

General Discussion / Re: New Calender
« on: June 10, 2015, 09:33:16 PM »
Great idea!!

World Population Day - 11th July 2016

Chinese New Year - 8th February 2016

"National Days" e.g. the 4 UK ones; American Independence Day,  Bastille Day, Martin Luther King day (15th January)

GA Worldwise week 22-26 June 2015

General Discussion / Re: Geography Pens and Pencils??
« on: June 07, 2015, 08:54:06 PM »
I've got a pencil from here - it is covered with a personalised map of where I work

General Discussion / Re: The town that runs on Twitter.
« on: June 04, 2015, 09:18:21 PM »
Interesting (especially as I have just returned from S Spain!!)
Thanks Stephen!

I know all the exam boards will be running courses about their specs ... but the GA are offering a unique course where ALL four exam boards will be present to outline their specs and in addition there will be workshops led by leading teachers. They run 3 times in June in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

"New GCSE geography specifications will be available for first teaching in 2016. Join the GA and the four major awarding organisations to find out about the new specifications and start to explore some of their key changes and challenges. These conferences will enable teachers to make an informed choice about the new GCSE geography specifications and take away practical teaching advice and examples of good practice."

Full details ....

General Discussion / Re: AlfieSoft for electronic marking
« on: May 15, 2015, 07:36:52 PM »
Lular - Blackfriar's judgement will be spot on!

General Discussion / Design a new OS map symbol competition
« on: May 14, 2015, 10:33:51 AM »
Could be engaging for some pupils

Sorry for short notice - entries in by 31st may

General Discussion / Re: A Level - choices of boys and girls
« on: May 12, 2015, 08:07:25 PM »
Very interesting - tank you - useful to have the data to support what we thought!

General Discussion / Re: Christian Aid Week resources
« on: May 11, 2015, 03:04:38 PM »
Thank you! A lot of useful resources here for those "topical" and sometimes "difficult" topics / issues.

The GA have launched their resource pack for this year's WorldWise Week - Making an Impact
The pack contains lots of ideas for activities which you could do with your pupils during the week (or at any other time)

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