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General Discussion / Re: can I pick your brains for a sec?
« Last post by swhitch on Today at 09:59:46 AM »
Fundamentals of the Physical Environment - Peter Smithson - ISBN: 9780415232944
General Discussion / Fieldwork survey
« Last post by Kate Russell on June 18, 2017, 11:39:47 AM »
A plug for the GA’s Fieldwork survey – please can you complete yourselves and diffuse further to other colleagues (this includes those responsible for geography provision in Primaries etc...). Re-sharing this onto other groups would be fantastic.

It’s all about how the GA can support teachers with fieldwork in the future – so responses are valuable!

Thanks :)
Fieldwork Survey

General Discussion / can I pick your brains for a sec?
« Last post by ads on June 16, 2017, 04:02:35 PM »
Hi everyone,

I'm aiming to update the reference material in our little Geography library. In your opinion, what are your 'must have' or 'go to' reference books for general A level teaching? We all ask our A level students to read around the subject but are there any general reference books that you recommend to your A level students? I have been given a little bit of money specifically to do this.

Any ideas welcome.

Thank you.

General Discussion / Re: common entrance
« Last post by GB geographer on June 15, 2017, 07:54:07 PM »
We don't do Common Entrance, but when preparing some individual students for it, I used John Widdowson's book and found it very helpful and able to be used 'out of the box'...
General Discussion / common entrance
« Last post by kstoyle on June 14, 2017, 11:07:22 AM »
Just wondering if anyone is happy to share some common entrance SOW for other SOW. I have loads of good ones but would like to swap for common entrance SOW plz :-)

Let me know if your up for some sharing.
General Discussion / Re: Neighbourhood statistics site no longer exists!
« Last post by GB geographer on June 10, 2017, 04:39:20 PM »
Yes, really disappointing that it disappeared...
NOMIS isn't really a good replacement as you say.
Details of Datashine developments are added here:
More ideas here:

I'm working on a Datashine 'guide' for a writing project that should be finished over the summer... which is not much good for you right now of course.
General Discussion / Re: School funding
« Last post by GB geographer on June 10, 2017, 03:59:52 PM »
There are various funding opportunities for fieldwork e.g. Frederick Soddy funding, also free CPD from organisations like FSC and RGS
Teachers can apply for funding for projects e.g. RGS Innovative Geography Teaching fund.
Also consider your school being a partner for an ERASMUS+ project (while it lasts)
General Discussion / Re: UK County Word Cloud project
« Last post by GB geographer on June 10, 2017, 03:58:38 PM »
Hi - thanks for all the contributions so far - now have over 300 - Kent is in the lead... would like over 1000 ideally, so keep them coming....
General Discussion / Re: Virtual Reality in Geography
« Last post by GB geographer on June 10, 2017, 03:57:43 PM »
We had Google in via the Open University
I wrote about it here:

Richard Allaway has been doing quite a lot of work in the area you're talking about and did 2 workshops at the recent GA Conference
I've put in a bid to have funding for a set of headsets and cheap devices to run tours and am waiting to hear whether I have been successful in my bid.
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