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General Discussion / Pearson Geography Progression Scale
« on: November 22, 2016, 08:14:39 PM »
Pearson's Geography  Progression Scale is an easy to use tool to track students’ progress over Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. It comprises of 12 steps ranging from low (1) to high (12) challenge. It is anticipated that the average student will enter year 7 working at the 3rd or 4th step. The expectation is that a student will make one Step of progress a year.

Might be useful

General Discussion / North Staffs GA Branch: Climate Change Talk
« on: September 30, 2016, 04:21:03 PM »

North Staffs GA Branch

Next lecture: How not to think about Climate Change. Dr Laurence Matthews, observer at Paris climate talks and co-author of Framespotting.
Wednesday 12th October, 7.30 Science Centre, Staffordshire University, Leek Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DF.
 All welcome!

Our full programme is on

General Discussion / Congratulations to new Quality Mark schools!
« on: September 16, 2016, 01:11:16 PM »
Many congratulations to the schools who recently been awarded GA Quality Marks and centre of Excellence status.
These awards are given to recognise high quality geography in our schools - well done to all the teachers and pupils and students involved!!  :)


Secondary and Centre of Excellence


Val Vannet, Geography teacher and Deputy Rector at the High School, has been awarded the Royal Scottish Geographical Society's (RSGS) Tivy Medal, a prestigious honour which is given for exemplary, outstanding and inspirational teaching, policy or work in education.

Val was an early and very enthusiastic and committed pioneer of this forum; she helped many teachers with her creative and innovative ideas as well as her wise counsel. Her RSGS award is just recognition for her contribution to geographical education, not just in Scotland but much further afield too.

Full story

Well done Val!!

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

WorldWise Week (WWW), formerly known as Geography Awareness Week, comprises of teaching resources for teachers with activities for students at all key stages and abilities. The activities are all linked to the current year's WWW theme and can be downloaded free of charge. The resources are for use either during the designated WWW (during the last complete school week of June each year) or at any other time that may be more convenient for your school.][url][/url]

General Discussion / Ordnance Survey
« on: March 12, 2016, 01:07:24 PM »

I just signed the petition "Save The Ordnance Survey (0ur Maps)" and wanted to ask if you could add your name too.

The nomination process is open for the two awards which will be made to teachers at the Society’s AGM in June through the Ordnance Survey Awards for ‘for excellence in geography education at the secondary level’.
We always have a high standard and last years’ awards were made to Andrew Emms  and Raphael Heath
The deadline for nominations is 26th February 2016 and full details of the OS awards (and the others that the Society makes), alongside how to nominate are available on this link.
I imagine you may know a teacher/s whose work might be considered for recognition in this way and we would welcome a nomination/s from you.
If you’d like any more info about the awards  - for e.g. they are always competitive and nominations should be made without the nominees knowledge – do feel free to drop me a line.  It’s the Society’s Trustees who make the final decision and I’m very happy to talk through the process. 
Best wishes,

Steve Brace FRGS
Head of Education & Outdoor Learning
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
1 Kensington Gore
020 7591 3038
Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 3038
Registered charity no. 208791

General Discussion / A different tube map
« on: January 16, 2016, 04:39:18 PM »
This Tube map shows actual times between stations when walking - might be useful for some!

General Discussion / David Bowie inspired resources
« on: January 16, 2016, 01:54:41 PM »
A fabulous set of ideas for Primary Geography as a tribute to the late great David Bowie!  
Secondary coming soon I understand!

General Discussion / New assessment guidance from DfE
« on: September 19, 2015, 11:46:59 AM »
The Final Report of the Commission on Assessment without Levels that was published yesterday.

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