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General Discussion / Re: New OCR B Geography GCSE Facebook group
« on: August 06, 2016, 11:49:37 AM »
Well done Jo .... Thank you and thank you to Alan

General Discussion / Re: Key Geography Lower Ability Support Packs 1 - 4
« on: August 02, 2016, 11:23:45 PM »
Email me on and i'll have a look when I get back from holiday!!!

General Discussion / New PM is a geographer!
« on: July 11, 2016, 10:14:37 PM »
Teresa May studied geography at Uni!

General Discussion / Re: GIS
« on: July 05, 2016, 10:26:48 AM »
From Bob Lang ...
I would strongly recommend using ESRI's ArcGIS Online as its got great potential to be used  not just in fieldwork to meet the exam requirements in the free format but its only £100 per yr with the full package that is what you will need. Because its cloud based there is none of the problems with a package that you have to download and install onto all machines. If you want to give it a try and see its potential try a 60 day free trial on the full access so that you can see its potential with the analytical tools and apps that are very useful for fieldwork such as the survey123 app  and teaching with such as esri storymaps. If you want an idea of what it can do look at this sway presentation :

General Discussion / Re: GCSE starting in year 9
« on: June 22, 2016, 08:13:17 PM »
A thread from December 2015 explores this .....

Where are you based Kat?

All positive news!
Thank you Steve!

General Discussion / Re: Helping students in writing
« on: June 14, 2016, 07:38:14 AM »
For exam technique ...

BUG - the questions, Box round the command words, Underline the key words and Glance back through the question

PEEL the answer - Point, Explain, Evidence and Link back to the question.

Great opportunity! :)

General Discussion / Re: new revision resources for AQA A GCSE
« on: May 14, 2016, 01:10:40 PM »
Well done Gary - I am really pleased this has come to fruition!

I saw a prototype of this and it is real quality and a very useful and flexible resource. Gary has put a lot of work into this.

Excellent news - well done to everyone!

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General Discussion / Re: 2016 AQA ning?
« on: April 11, 2016, 10:20:33 AM »
Have you tried this one?

General Discussion / Re: fantastic resource japan on japan earthquake.
« on: March 15, 2016, 09:58:34 AM »
Fabulous resource - many thanks Stephen!

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