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AQA GCSE and A Level
« on: July 10, 2012, 09:56:00 AM »
Never taught GCSE or A Level before but my new timetable requires it. I'm very excited but also a bit nervous so am looking for any resources/ideas anyone can share or point me in the direction of.

We're doing AQA A at GCSE and AQA at A Level.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: AQA GCSE and A Level
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2012, 11:23:10 AM »
The aqa ning is good for resources!
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Re: AQA GCSE and A Level
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2012, 05:23:29 PM »
Thanks. I've put in a request to join.

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Re: AQA GCSE and A Level
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2012, 10:49:21 PM »
Make sure you join both the gcse and the A level nings (there are 2 separate ones)
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Re: AQA GCSE and A Level
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2012, 11:06:29 PM »
The nings are indeed excellent

Which topics are you teaching, other than the compulsory two of course?

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Re: AQA GCSE and A Level
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2012, 07:52:06 PM »
I've had a quick look through the Nings, will have a deeper look after term ends. They seem so have lots of resources.

We are doing:
 
GCSE:

Restless Earth
Rocks, Resources and Scenery (thankfully have got tones of resources for this and have already taught it)
Ice on the Land
Water on the Land
Population Change
Tourism
Changing Urban Environments

AS:

Rivers, floods and management
Coastal Environments

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Re: AQA GCSE and A Level
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2012, 08:03:21 PM »
I think most schools do 3 units for each paper - depends on how much teachiing time you have. We have 300 minutes a fortnight and it's a challenge/struggle to get through 6 units in the time. (The CA takes ages - allow loads of time for that)
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Re: AQA GCSE and A Level
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2012, 08:19:27 PM »
I think we've got a term set aside for the CA in Year 11. Rocks and Landscapes is taught in Year 9 then we teach 3 hours per week for Year 10 and 11.

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Re: AQA GCSE and A Level
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2012, 08:21:16 PM »
I would echo Judith, don't do 4 units. There is the time factor and also students will cotton on very quickly and soon be questioning why they are doing 'extra'. I think learning other topics is good but they probably won't

In my opinion ditch rivers at GCSE. You have to do it for AS and there is a lot of very similar content. In a similar vein you may want to reconsider population at GCSE. Globalisation and dvp are both good units - dvp particularly you can really get stuck into.

I can help you with restless, ice, water, coasts, urban, development, globalisation

Edit: You replied as I was typing. 3hrs - wow! CA wont, or perhaps shouldn't, take a term. 20hrs is the guidance so about 1/2 term on your provision.
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Re: AQA GCSE and A Level
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2012, 10:01:19 AM »
Guys,

Does anyone have any idea how long it takes to get accepted on to the ning?

Cheers

Jon