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« Last post by paulsturtivant on March 03, 2017, 08:09:01 AM »
You're a hero, thank you
check this / Re: Are iGCSEs harder than GCSEs?
« Last post by podders on March 03, 2017, 07:58:17 AM »
Lots of content, F/H levels of entry but no SPAG marks - I've made a course full of resources on - help yourself.  :)
check this / Your chance to witness molten lava in the UK!
« Last post by DanStacey on March 03, 2017, 06:36:33 AM »
The GA and Discover the World Education are running a free geography teacher CPD on 13th June. Highlights include a live molten lava display over ice, a presentation on recent research at the Bardarbunga Volcano, workshops and more...
TES Advert here:

Cavendish Road
Bowdon, Altrincham.  WA14 2NL
Principal: Ms Stephanie Gill

Required from September 2017
Full time: Permanent

The Bright Futures Educational Trust (BFET) is a partnership of schools based in the North West.  The Trusts core aim is to offer a quality education that guarantees choices for every one of our pupils.  There are currently eight schools within the Trust.  Our values of hard work, passion and integrity are at the heart of everything we do.
BFET is committed to providing all staff with the training and support they need to be the best in their profession.  Benefits include: working cross-phase, knowledge exchange between our schools, opportunities for international travel and the opportunity to work with some of the most inspiring colleagues in their profession.
Altrincham Grammar School for Girls was in the first cohort of schools to be designated a National Teaching School in 2011.  AGGS is the lead school in the Alliance for Learning.  Our teaching school alliance comprises schools of every type and phase, plus universities, throughout a wide geographical area.  We have a reputation for excellence regionally and nationally, of which we are very proud.
The successful candidate must be willing to engage in the schools commitment to developing AGGS as a centre of excellence for teaching and learning.

The Geography Department is an outstanding department that is always looking to improve. It is a Geographical Association Centre of Excellence and has gained Princes Teaching Institute Schools Programme accreditation for the last five years.

Closing date for applications: Monday 20 March 2017
Interviews: Week commencing Monday 27 March 2017
check this / FREE CPD Event from the GA: Critical thinking
« Last post by hbrookes on March 01, 2017, 10:27:36 AM »
We’re working with the SSAT to provide training in critical thinking and problem solving for geography teachers. This is a FREE course and gives primary and secondary teachers the knowledge and approaches they need to effectively integrate the teaching of core skills in their classrooms.

For more information and online booking visit:

Geographical Association
check this / Re: Are iGCSEs harder than GCSEs?
« Last post by paulsturtivant on March 01, 2017, 07:47:44 AM »
Thanks for your replies.

- Yes it is, but this is a sticking plaster solution for students who have not done CA
check this / Ocr c dme2010 local shops for local people
« Last post by GeogFun on February 27, 2017, 10:46:22 AM »
Does anyone have this??? Would love to have this to create a mock for the oxen sdme exam
This summer.

I cannot find
It anywhere

check this / Fairtrade Fortnight
« Last post by htdavies on February 26, 2017, 10:02:28 PM »
Fairtrade Fortnight  is from 27 Feb (tomorrow) until 12 March. Details and resources can be found here:

The theme for Fairtrade Fortnight this year is:

Put fairtrade IN your break, take exploitation out.

check this / Re: Are iGCSEs harder than GCSEs?
« Last post by swhitch on February 24, 2017, 07:55:49 PM »
In our experience NO they are not harder in fact more straightforward and with PROPER fieldwork if you go for CIE but isnt this summer the last that are allowed in state schools?
check this / Re: Are iGCSEs harder than GCSEs?
« Last post by ElliC on February 23, 2017, 10:07:59 AM »
We do AQA Level 1/2 certificate (the equivalent of an IGCSE). It is almost the same content as AQA A but with a third paper on skills and decision making. It is no easier/harder than a GCSE, just different I feel. I have done Edexcel IGCSE in the past with an international group of students and that was tough, there is only 1 enormous 3+ hour exam at the end (if I remember correctly).
Hope that helps!
Elli C