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General Discussion / New A level spec choice
« Last post by blackfriar on Today at 06:55:23 PM »
Now we are rapidly approaching decision time I was wondering what people are leaning towards as far as their new A level spec choice? I am thinking about moving from AQA to OCR but as a one 'man' department I would be grateful for any thoughts!
General Discussion / Torcross Fieldwork
« Last post by blackfriar on Today at 06:53:50 PM »
Hi all - I am still trying to pin down a fieldwork location for my controlled assessment visit this summer. Has anyone been to Torcross and if so where do you stay, what do you do (this year's theme is coastal management) and has anyone used someone else to help in the field? Thanks in advance.
General Discussion / Re: Cambridge IGCSE
« Last post by pbcologne on Today at 01:31:43 PM »
Thanks very much for all the responses, some things to think about! As I start to plan more carefully I'll let you all know which structure we end up with.

Glad to know it's not just Germany where May is a month where we also barely teach a full week! Nice for the family but doesn't help trying to get through the courses...

Another question - what do the majority do? Paper 4 or the coursework? I think certainly we'll be doing the paper 4 to start with as we work out where we can fit it all in around the IB IA! Does anyone do both IGCSE coursework and IA?

Something for a Friday afternoon before 1/2 term ... & in the realm of geographers get everywhere!

Mary Somerville RGS Gold Medal winner in 1869 has been chosen to feature on the next Scottish £10 note.

Her citation read "Who throughout her very long life has been eminently distinguished by her proficiency in those branches of science which form the basis of Physical Geography"


Steve Brace
Head of Education & Outdoor Learning

« Last post by GeogFun on February 12, 2016, 03:49:59 PM »
A part time vacancy has come up in our great department!  :)
General Discussion / iGCSE standardisation
« Last post by zcsaa44 on February 11, 2016, 03:23:45 PM »
I am due to start marking my iGCSE coursework and need some guidance, my HOD will not be very good at helping me as he has written most of the guidance and so I think he will tell me that everyone has reached level three because that is what we need them to do. Is there an online standardisation section like AQA has for their controlled assessment.
Also where do I email to check questions I have with marking, I am unsure about some of the data presentation methods being appropriate and so wanted to check
General Discussion / Re: World Median Ages - In One Map
« Last post by zcsaa44 on February 11, 2016, 09:09:32 AM »
Looks useful for teaching an ageing population
General Discussion / AQA A GCSE Geography ning membership
« Last post by ruthhenning on February 11, 2016, 08:43:03 AM »

Does anyone know if this Ning is accepting new members  I'd really like to be verified for the AQA A GCSE ning website. I understand there is probably an overload of teachers (and unfortunately even more students) trying to get verified, but does anyone know how I could get verified? If teachers are still able to join?

I have tried signing up, on two email address (one personal, one school) but still no news.

Really appreciate some help as I'd love to tap into and share resources (and donate)!

Thank you

General Discussion / OCR B SDME 2015 Mark Scheme
« Last post by nicko427 on February 11, 2016, 08:37:06 AM »

Hi all,

Just a super quick question - I can't log onto interchange atm but has anyone got a mark scheme for the 2015 SDME Higher paper - we're looking at some example answers from last year with the pupils and want them to mark it to see what is expected.

If you have and could email it to me that'll be fantastic and much appreciated


General Discussion / Re: WJEC B Revision sheets for you and your students.
« Last post by zcsaa44 on February 11, 2016, 08:27:34 AM »
Thank you very much, I will probably not get to use this fab resource as plan to move but will give this to the teachers in the department to help them out
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