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Lizi Towle replied to Becky's discussion Revision
"Ive started to make booklets of case studies/keep points for each unit.  Only done two so far, the students appear to like them.   I then set them a challenge to cut it down each time I see them - so they keep digesting the information and…"
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Becky posted a discussion

Revision

I have completed revision booklets with the students. Has anyone got some creative ideas on how to get students to remember case studies?Also any ideas for exam skills and question framework?Best,BeckySee More
Apr 21
Chris Evans replied to Mark OLLIS's discussion Specification
"Don't you need 2 case studies to show contrasting levels of development? So 2 quakes or 2 volcanoes? The wording isn't very clear. If you were doing, lets says Kobe vs Haiti, do you only focus on the impacts of earthqaukes when it says…"
Mar 23
Emma Place replied to Laura Pallas's discussion Year 9 Rivers Fieldwork
"Hi Laura,  I've just seen your post and you may have already had a reply to this! I did some rivers field work. We looked at 3 sites, , measuring cross profile (channel width and depth at intervals), load (shape and roundness), gradient…"
Mar 21
Christine O'Connor replied to Christine O'Connor's discussion CA Moderation
"Hi there, yes I am looking for a centre that has not been moved down in grades to moderate with as I think that will be best for us as they may be able to pick up on some of the areas that may have resulted in the down grading of last year - so as…"
Feb 28
R Warren replied to Christine O'Connor's discussion CA Moderation
"And by rivers I mean 'Water on the land' - "Investigate erosion and/or deposition in a river channel""
Feb 24
R Warren replied to Christine O'Connor's discussion CA Moderation
"Hi all, I am new to leading geography and would also find it very useful to moderate with another centre - I would happily moderate back as well. I'd be really grateful if anybody would be able to help out. 1 or 2 pieces moderated would be very…"
Feb 24
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Feb 23
Michael Pierson replied to Christine O'Connor's discussion CA Moderation
"Hi Christine, I had the same situation last year, so would be happy to swap ideas. We also did tourism."
Feb 22
Jane Backhouse posted a discussion

Investigating a CBD

Anyone any bright ideas on the Urban CA task and how they might approach it?See More
Feb 22
Anthony Mellors replied to Ben Bates's discussion New AQA spec
"Hi Ben,  I have been really disappointed by AQA's new GCSE spec. I suspect many centres will vote with their feet and switch exam boards. I cannot see how it is possible to teach all the content across three years; providing time for the…"
Feb 20
Alex Magee posted a discussion

Geography Teacher Vacancy - Nonsuch High School, Cheam in South London

Hi,I am advertising a vacancy for a Teacher of Geography position starting from September 2016. Nonsuch High School is a selective all-girls school in Cheam, South London. http://www.nonsuchschool.org/The position has arisen due to the promotion of an existing Teacher of Geography to a HoD at another school.We welcome PGCEs/NQTs as well as experienced applicants.The deadline is Thursday 25th February. I have attached the…See More
Feb 15
Dave Housley replied to Mark OLLIS's discussion Specification
"I spoke to the rep from AQA at the PiXL meeting in London last week who told me that the spec had been rejected on the wording of the mark schemes. The content was remaining the same as the latest draft and all that would change for the next…"
Feb 8
Catherine Udy posted a discussion

Speaker into school for revision

HiWe are looking for someone who could come into school to deliver some Restless Earth revision and also some general exam skills and techniques - map skills, interpreting graphs, annotating, labelled sketches etc. Ideally we would like a 2-3 hour session that would help boost confidence of pupils and help us out!If you know anyone could you please let me know?ThanksCatSee More
Feb 5
anne replied to anne's discussion CA marks 2015
"I have to eat my words it wasn't a waste of money.  all but one went up.  25% achieved a higher grade.  and the feedback was totally different, they didn't go back to the marks I had given them, but on reflection I had…"
Jan 31
Vicky D replied to anne's discussion CA marks 2015
"Hi,  just wondering if anyone's remarks changed?   Mine went up, but only to the extent that 7 of 98 students went up a grade overall.  I completed the online moderation course and feel that the samples they're now…"
Jan 31

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Revision 1 Reply

I have completed revision booklets with the students. Has anyone got some creative ideas on how to get students to remember case studies?Also any ideas for exam skills and question…Continue

Started by Becky in Uncategorized. Last reply by Lizi Towle yesterday.

Specification 21 Replies

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Started by Mark OLLIS in NEW SPECIFICATIONS. Last reply by Chris Evans Mar 23.

Year 9 Rivers Fieldwork 1 Reply

HiI'm considering doing a year 9 fieldtrip to a river at the end of this academic year to help start embed the fieldwork element of the new GCSE specification.I haven't undertaken a river study since…Continue

Started by Laura Pallas in Uncategorized. Last reply by Emma Place Mar 21.

CA Moderation 6 Replies

Hi All, I am looking for someone to moderate a few pieces of Controlled Assessment (about 5). Our grades were taken down this year and I would like to make sure I am on the right track. We have…Continue

Started by Christine O'Connor in CA 2016. Last reply by Christine O'Connor Feb 28.

Investigating a CBD

Anyone any bright ideas on the Urban CA task and how they might approach it?Continue

Started by Jane Backhouse in CA 2016 Feb 22.

New AQA spec 1 Reply

Dear allI have just been looking through the new GCSE specs, Edexcel produce some very handy documents out lining the number of teaching hours required to deliver the course effectively. I have been…Continue

Started by Ben Bates in NEW SPECIFICATIONS. Last reply by Anthony Mellors Feb 20.

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