Literacy through geography - London(essentials London)

Provider: Geographical Association
£265.00 (no VAT on this item) Non-members
£215.00 (no VAT on this item) Members

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Description This course explores those aspects of the new GCSE specifications which teachers have told us they are finding difficult to teach. Covering core aspects common to all specifications it considers innovative teaching ideas and the importance of embedding skills throughout the curriculum.
Duration One day event

Geographical Association's website
Categories Secondary, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, Sciences, KS4, Humanities, Management, Teaching staff, CPD Leader, Headteacher, 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, Head of Department / Faculty, CPD Leadership, Assessment, Subject Knowledge, Out of school, Earth Science / Geology
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Aims and outcomes

  • Understand how geography can support and enhance literacy.
    Discover a range of geographical activities that will help pupils to develop their literacy skills.
    Discuss and share ideas for developing literacy through geography with other primary teachers.
    Find out how to develop useful resources that support outstanding geography and literacy.
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:      Coffee and registration

09.30-11.00:      Session 1 – Introductions and practical session 1 - Using stories and images in geography

11.00-11.15:      Refreshment break

11.15-13.00:      Practical session 2 - Developing literacy through Geography outdoors

13.45-15.30:      Practical session 3 - Plenary

15.30:               Close


Course presenter

Nell Seal, Consultant to the GA


Date Location Details
Mar 20, 2018 09:00 London - Info