Preparing students for GCSE fieldwork exams - London(fieldwork exams)

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

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Description This course focuses on preparing students for the fieldwork component of the new GCSE specifications. Relevant to all specifications, it will suggest practical strategies for writing-up, revising and assessing fieldwork.
Duration One day event

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Categories Secondary, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, Sciences, KS3, KS4, Humanities, Management, Teaching staff, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Head of Department / Faculty, Change Management, Coaching and Mentoring, CPD Leadership, Performance Management, Assessment, Subject Knowledge, Out of school, Earth Science / Geology
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Aims and outcomes

  • Discuss what quality geography fieldwork looks like at GCSE
  • Explore practical strategies for writing-up, revising and assessing fieldwork
  • Share good practice, ideas and resources to prepare students for their exams
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 – Planning quality fieldwork experiences at GCSE
11.00-11.15: Break
11.15-12.30: Session 2 – Preparing students for the exams: write-ups and revision
12.30-13.15: Lunch
13.15-14.15: Session 3 – Preparing students for the exams: structuring assessment
14.15-14.30: Break
14.30-15.15: Session 4 – Sharing good practice
15.15-15.30: Next steps
15.30: Close

Course presenters

Rebecca Kitchen, Secondary Curriculum Leader, Geographical Association

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