Preparing students for GCSE exams - Manchester(Prep for GCSE Man)

Provider: Geographical Association
£303.00 (no VAT on this item) Non-members
£195.00 (no VAT on this item) Members

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Description This course will explore how geography teachers can prepare students for GCSE exams for both new and old specifications. Drawing on assessment objectives, command words and subject content, participants will have the chance to share and develop revision strategies, exam-style questions, and case studies. Participants should bring along one of their own GCSE revision activities.
Duration One day event

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Categories Secondary, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, Sciences, KS3, Humanities, Teaching staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, CPD Leadership, Subject Knowledge, Out of school, Earth Science / Geology
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Aims and outcomes

  • Share and explore effective revision strategies
  • Analyse assessment objectives and unpick command words
  • Write and share exam-style questions that can be tailored to any GCSE specification
Evidence underpinning this approach

All GA resources and approaches have been tried and tested by teachers of geography and course evaluations consistently receive very positive feedback.

How users/participants can evaluate success

The course presenters provide strategies for short and longer term evaluation of success and in addition the GA’s Quality Mark framework encourages teachers to critically assess the teaching and learning of geography, identify areas of strength, and set future development goals to further capture the potential of all students studying geography.

Follow-up activities and support

The GA provides a wealth of supporting web resources, publications, journals, online CPD and a Quality Mark framework and process for supporting self evaluation.


Course programme

09.00-09.30: Arrival and refreshments

09.30-11.00: Session 1

11.00-11.15: Break

11.15-12.45: Session 2

12.45-13.30: Lunch

13.30-14.30: Session 3

14.30-14.45: Break

14.45-15.30: Next steps

15.30: Close


Aidan Hesslewood, secondary geography teacher, Chair of the South Lincolnshire GA Branch, and Consultant to the GA.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.