Planning for pupil progress - how to create a coherent geography curriculum 11-16
An advantage of this new round of curriculum reform is that it is now possible to map progression in geography 5-19 for each key stage. This one-day course for teachers will introduce curriculum design tools to help you to create a streamlined, coherent 11-16 geography curriculum, using your Key Stage 3 plan with your new GCSE specification.
This course has three main elements :
Session 1 - Investigating the new progression framework 5-19
Session 2 - Creating a Key Stage 3 and 4 curriculum – planning for pupil progress
Session 3 - Assessing pupil progress for your new 11-16 curriculum
This course is for:
- Teachers of Geography at KS3/4
- Heads of Geography
- Curriculum leaders.
David Gardner is currently Lecturer in Education PGCE Secondary Geography at the Institute of Education in London, as well as chair of the Geographical Association’s Education Group, and a freelance consultant. He has also been a Lecturer in Geography Education at Goldsmiths University and the Open University.
David was a secondary geography teacher for 28 years, as well as head of Humanities, ICT Coordinator and Deputy Headteacher. He joined the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), the national authority responsible for the national curriculum, curriculum design and qualifications in England in 2005. During this period he was the national adviser for geography, global dimension and sustainable development, going on to lead the implementation of the new secondary curriculum in 2009 and curriculum guidance and support. David is the author of a range of successful geography textbooks and teacher guides often with a focus on using ICT to enhance geography learning.
Feedback from teachers on David’s course
A fantastically detailed course with very up-to-date, relevant and thought-provoking ideas introduced. A very useful day from which I hope to utilise the suggestions and feed back the ideas to my department.
I felt that this course allowed me to see the merits in what we do already, but at the same time demonstrated how I need to approach further planning in a more structured manner.
Excellent, informative course with great resources.
A stimulating and informative course. Gave me a lot to think about.
Thanks to David; an extremely worthwhile day.