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This one-day event will enable teachers to gain feedback on the first cycle assessment of the Independent Investigation (or Non-Examined Assessment – NEA), a requirement common to all four English Geography A level specifications, as well as those in Wales. This event will enable teachers to:
- Receive feedback from across the four Awarding Bodies about the assessment of the NEA
- Review examples of good practice from summer 2018
- Reflect on lessons learned from the first cycle of NEA assessment
- Reflect on the principles underpinning the NEA
- Consider the implications for planning and organising fieldwork to meet the requirements of the NEA
- Review and evaluate what makes a good student proposal, using the experience from summer 2018, and how these might be strengthened
- Consider good primary and secondary sources of data collection
- Analyse the implications of the mark scheme for getting the best from students.

Because the NEA is a common requirement with standard regulations, this course will suit teachers from any of the four new 2016 specifications.

For more information and to book your place, click the link below:
Promotions / GA CPD Course - Leading fieldwork in the primary geography curriculum
« Last post by irichardson on October 11, 2018, 10:32:50 AM »
Urban environments offer diverse, dynamic settings packed full of 'living geography' and stimulating contexts for purposeful geographical enquiry, no matter what the weather or season. This practical course will explore the use of urban areas for primary geography fieldwork, update your geography know-how and demonstrate how to meet the fieldwork requirements in the geography National Curriculum.

For more information, or to book your place, click below:
General Discussion / Re: Blood sweat and t-shirts
« Last post by annn1 on October 08, 2018, 01:39:31 PM »
I think we still have them
General Discussion / Re: Blood sweat and t-shirts
« Last post by Julesh on October 07, 2018, 03:39:32 PM »
have all parts of it on two discs and also blood sweat and takeaways- 3 episodes- probably 4???- and i remember recording something recently on the the blood sweat theme where one of the teenagers visited somewhere- email me to get my address to send the blank dvds to and i will record them for you

Hello there, I know this is a long shot. But do you still have the copies of blood, sweat  and t-shirts?
If so, could I send you some discs to cope please?

Many thanks

General Discussion / Re: VR Glaciers and Glaciated Landscapes - free resource
« Last post by Des on October 04, 2018, 04:36:27 PM »
Hi All,
Some of you may be interested in the following event.
Best wishes,


A-level Geography: Using ‘VR Glaciers and Glaciated Landscapes’ in the classroom

Wednesday 21 November, 17:00 – 19:30, University of Worcester
(Refreshments will be provided)

Dr Des McDougall, Principal Lecturer in Geography / Acting Head of School, School of Science and the Environment, University of Worcester WR2 6AJ

The University of Worcester, in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), is running a free CPD event for A-level teachers. It will explore how the new, free-to-use ‘VR Glaciers and Glaciated Landscapes’ resource can be used in the classroom to support the new A-level specification. Participants will also be able to trial a new, editable worksheet, which they will be able to take away and use with their students.

What is ‘VR Glaciers and Glaciated Landscapes?’
This is a new, free-to-use resource that provides on-demand, simulated fieldwork to glaciers and glaciated landscapes. Its primary role is in supporting class- and lab-based teaching of glaciers and glaciation in schools, colleges and universities. It is not intended to replace real fieldwork, for which there is no substitute.

The resource has received financial support from the University of Worcester, the Quaternary Research Association and the British Society for Geomorphology.

It can be accessed here:

Why use ‘VR Glaciers and Glaciated Landscapes?’
The topic of glaciers and glaciation is sometimes perceived by students and teachers as being more difficult than others associated with more familiar environments, such as rivers and coasts. Nevertheless, well-designed fieldwork in areas with glaciers and/or glaciated landscapes can make all the difference to their understanding and enjoyment of it. Unfortunately, fieldwork to these environments rarely takes place around the same time as students learn about them in class. Sometimes, fieldwork does not take place at all. Through its on-demand, simulated fieldwork to glaciers and glaciated landscapes, this resource provides a solution.
Promotions / NEW Free CPD from the GA- Critical thinking for achievement
« Last post by irichardson on October 04, 2018, 03:55:30 PM »
A NEW CPD programme for primary and secondary teachers of geography and science, funded by the DfE Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund (TLIF). This FREE programme provides CPD for primary and secondary teachers of geography and science, to strengthen teachers’ subject knowledge and build confidence and capability in curriculum planning and teaching. Further information can be found on the GA website and by downloading a summary of the programme that includes eligibility criteria. Alternatively, email for more information.
This one-day event will enable Geography A level students to learn skills in writing up their Individual Investigation (also known as the NEA). Experienced examiners will offer sessions which will help students to think through how to focus on all the skills required to produce a first-class piece of work, drawing on evidence from the first assessment of the NEA in June 2018. A combination of lecture and activities will enable students to focus upon writing:
  • Aims and context
  • Methodologies
  • Present their findings using a wide range of data presentation skills
  • Analyse their work and consider what makes strong analysis
  • Draw conclusions on the basis of evidence
  • Evaluate their findings.

Click below to find out more and to book your place >>>
Promotions / GA CPD Course - Leading Primary Geography
« Last post by irichardson on October 04, 2018, 03:40:04 PM »
Join us to develop your understanding of geography's core skills and knowledge. This course will help you to lead primary geography successfully and raise the standard of teaching and learning of the subject in your school. You will explore how to stimulate geographical learning that is relevant, progressive and engaging. The session will also examine the geographical connections to other subject areas and whole-school dimensions such as global learning, sustainability, values and learning outside the classroom.
Click below to find out more and book your place >>>
General Discussion / Re: Danny Dorling at North Staffs GA
« Last post by Kate Russell on October 01, 2018, 05:13:31 PM »
I wasn't actually there Matt - I have heard him before though. Reports are that it was very good, thought provoking and there about 100 there.
General Discussion / Re: Free guide to responsible tourism
« Last post by Kate Russell on October 01, 2018, 05:10:25 PM »
Thank you Adrian