Geography CPD

Venue:

JAGS

Date:

2nd July 2019

Additional information:

Geography CPD with David Holmes
Tuesday 2nd July 2019
JAGS, 9:15am – 3:30pm

Book your place via Eventbrite using SSLP2019 SSLP Geography GPD

David Holmes david-holmes-geography.co.uk will be providing the much requested Geography CPD on behalf of the The Southwark Schools Learning Partnership. 

David has designed a programme that will help Geography teachers develop strategies that will improve their teaching whether that be AQA or Edexcel, GCSE or A-Level, so there should be something relevant for everyone.

GCSE Geography Examiners Reports from the first reformed exams in 2018 indicated a number of challenges. These were often concerned with language and accessibility, problems with skills (cartography, numeracy and geo-spatial) and also the challenges of managing and preparing for fieldwork.

These ideas will form the focus for our CPD day which is divided into three main sections:

Improving Literacy, based on ideas from Isabel Beck and Alex Quigley

Here we will use a range of tools to help support learners with their writing, confidence and comprehension as well as looking at item-level data that shows where particular challenges and hurdles can be found. 

Developing geographical thinking skills – maps, photos, resources etc

Practical ideas to support geographical thinking, using a mastery flow model approach to help embed concepts. 

Improving fieldwork opportunities and outcomes for both GCSE and GCE

A session which provides an opportunity to share ideas around fieldwork, locations, techniques as well as how to make the whole experience “work” for the exam.

We are offering a date in this academic year so that teachers can plan their scheme of learning for next year, whether that be in their own departments or with contacts made at this session. This training is only available to teachers looking to remain at their school next year.

Please note the day is suitable for teachers of any GCSE geography specification, with examples and pieces of work used from a range of specifications including AQA, Edexcel and OCR. 

Arrive at 09:15 for a 09:30 start 0930, refreshments & lunch will be provided including a 45 minute break.

We are offering a date in this academic year so that teachers can plan their scheme of learning for next year, whether that be in their own departments or with contacts made at this session. This training is only available to teachers looking to remain at their school next year.