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Listening for Interest

There are an increasing number of podcast recordings of geographers talking about their professional areas of interest as well as their passions. Below we shall bring together recordings that will allow us to extend our understanding of classroom studies and/or may introduce interesting narratives on local, national and international issues …

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Why AQA GCSE Geography?

“Studying geography gives students the opportunity to travel the world via the classroom, learning about both natural and social sciences along the way. They will understand how geography impacts everyday life and discover the key opportunities and challenges facing the world. Students will also develop academic and life skills from writing, teamwork …

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Online Resources

There are a growing number of very exciting reference websites and geographical tools online that may help with classroom studies or homework. Below we have gathered together just a few: Revision: When selecting revision tools please remember to select the AQA option. Please also remember that the case studies we …

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GCSE Revision

Our evidence suggests that those students who regularly attend after school revision sessions stand a greater chance of achieving their target grade. Our data is actually starting to show that those who attend these sessions regularly achieve a grade higher than their target grade! Recently we have been exploring the …

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Iceland

  The Geography Department runs a popular geography trip to Iceland for pupils studying GCSE Geography or those who have a real interest in the subject. Normally the trip is for 4 days and 3 nights and takes place each October half term (numbers permitting). During the trip we visit …

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Geography Fieldwork

At GCSE we currently run two fieldtrips. All GCSE students take part in two fieldwork days which are a compulsory element of the GCSE course and will be examined in Paper 3. We have to undertake one physical day and one urban day. In recent years we have visited Walton-on-the-Naze …

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Geography Education Online (GEO)

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“GEO (Geography Education Online) is an innovative new website created by the Geographical Association (GA), for students studying for GCSE geography, A level geography or equivalent qualifications. GEO is designed to offer young geographers a new and engaging way to extend their geographical thinking and support examination success in 2021 …

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Why Geography?

“Geography is a broad based academic subject which will open up options for you in your future. Employers and universities see geography as a robust academic subject rich in skills, knowledge and understanding. As a subject linking the arts and the sciences it is highly flexible in terms of what …

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GCSE Texts & Resources

To help us explore the AQA Geography (8035) syllabus in class and at home we make regular use of the Oxford University Press textbook: GCSE AQA Student Textbook.   To increase access to this text we subscribe to the Oxford University Press Kerboodle online platform. All our GCSE students can …

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Ordnance Survey Map Skills

As geographers, one of the key skills that you need to learn is how to read an Ordnance Survey map. These skills will be tested throughout the key stages and are a common feature in examinations. Some of the key map-skills you need to be confident in are: Using Map …

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