Developing a quality geography curriculum - Presented by Ofsted and the GA(develop)

Provider: Geographical Association
£310.00 (no VAT on this item) Non-members
£235.00 (no VAT on this item) Members

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Description This course will give delegates the opportunity to hear the HMI for Geography draw on findings from Ofsted’s recent curriculum review. Delegates will consider how to embed quality geography within their own schools by exploring the questions: What are you trying to achieve? How do you organise the learning to achieve your aims? and How do you know you have been successful? The afternoon sessions will provide practical teaching strategies from recent Geography Quality Mark schools? and guide teachers in developing their own high quality geography curriculum.
Duration One day course

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Categories Secondary, Teaching and Learning, Sciences, KS4, Humanities, Teaching staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Assessment, Subject Knowledge, Out of school, Earth Science / Geology
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Aims and outcomes

  • Know how Ofsted’s recent curriculum review and Geography Quality Mark evidence applies to your own school setting
  • Understand how to create a high quality geography curriculum
  • Be able to apply practical teaching strategies from Ofsted and the GA in your geography classroom
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

09.30 – 10.00: Arrival and registration

10.00 – 11.00: Quality Geography: Findings from Ofsted’s recent curriculum review – Iain Freeland (HMI Ofsted)

11.00 – 11.15: Break

11.20 – 12.30: Embedding quality geography in your curriculum – David Gardner

12.30 – 13.30: Lunch

13.30 – 15.00: Quality Geography: practical ideas from the Quality Marks – Becky Kitchen

15.00 – 15.30: The Geography Quality Mark – Becky Kitchen

15.30: Close


Iain Freeland (HMI Ofsted)

David Gardner (Consultant to the GA)

Becky Kitchen (Geographical Association)

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