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Good spot - I hadn't seen this before!
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General Discussion / Re: Geography Options Assembly
« Last post by mark_wales on Today at 12:50:49 PM »
Good Luck!
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Thanks everyone - I have taught that lesson many times, i am looking for something different to do.  |I Might try to come up with something this weekend - will let you know if i do
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General Discussion / Fieldwork Opportunities in London - Resource
« Last post by mark_wales on Today at 12:47:50 PM »
Hi All

I am sure many of you have seen this before, but I've only just come across this fantastic document from the RGS identifying lots of fieldwork locations and centers in different parts of London, complete with web links etc

http://www.rgs.org/NR/rdonlyres/A9CCA1A9-5CDC-4BEC-8E4F-BC3F71FDFA6D/0/FieldworkLocationsbookletforrgsorg.pdf

Mark :)
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General Discussion / Re: Geog and Progress 8
« Last post by Evlinda on Today at 12:16:55 PM »
I don't think they have to- our school have made Hist or Geog compulsory for about 90% of students as some won't do a lang and additional science- that allows them to tick bucket 2. As we've now made RS a compulsory GCSE subject students can no longer do both Hist and Geog. We will be taking a big hit in Sept- we'll be going from 4 to 2 classes..... :-( The only up side is I might be able to get a residential up and running again due to the smaller numbers.
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General Discussion / Re: OCR AS Geography
« Last post by Evlinda on Today at 12:11:43 PM »
Hi yes I can send you one of each- can you pm me an address as they are paper copies rather than electronic. they may not be last years- hope that's ok?
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General Discussion / Re: Monitoring and Predicting Volcanoes any ideas
« Last post by Mark on Today at 10:14:20 AM »
But they need the timings to discuss it don't they?  Is it really the end of the world if they spend two minutes talking about something else?
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General Discussion / Re: Geography Options Assembly
« Last post by Mark on Today at 07:24:33 AM »
Thanks for sharing the PPTs, our options have snuck up on me so I'm presenting this today.  Hopefully I can encourage more than the previous incumbent.  I currently have a  year 10 class of one and a year 11 class of 6.   :-\
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General Discussion / Re: Showing progress in GCSE
« Last post by paulsturtivant on Today at 07:22:02 AM »
Break down the course into 10 key skills and track to show progress in each skill set.  This will help them to see what they are good at and need to improve.

Also, consider making up their data to show progress and focus your energy on teaching them well.
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General Discussion / Showing progress in GCSE
« Last post by SBW2009 on March 02, 2015, 09:24:59 PM »
Hi all

Can anyone suggest how we can show long term progress in GCSE? Currently (school policy) we do a past paper at the end of each topic (we are doing edexcel A) and record that on their progress sheet. Some kids, for example "X" is struggling and achieves G's in each past paper, other for example "Y" achieves C's on each one. I was observed by HOF who said that their tracking sheets doesn't show any progress as each past paper scores a similar result. I'm hoping to go back with suggestions of what we can do to move it forward, especially with lower sets.

Any suggestions on how to show long term progress with groups especially those weak ones who take a long time to move up grades.

Many thanks
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