GCSE Geography: Developing literacy, thinking and fieldwork skills

Join experienced David Holmes for a reflective experience around how literacy, thinking skills and fieldwork can all be better managed to improve outcomes for GCSE geography students. This is a chance to work with colleagues and consider performance and areas of both strengths and weakness.

In this one-day course suitable for all GCSE Awarding Bodies, David will:

  • Look at performance across the full range of questions styles, including skills questions and essay questions.
  • Improving literacy and geographical writing, based on ideas from Isabel Beck, Alex Quigley and David Didau
  • Strengthening geographical thinking skills - maps, photos, and using other AO3-style resources
  • Reviewing options for KS3 and how that feeds into better learners at GCSE
  • Think about how candidates performed in the fieldwork assessments and how fieldwork can be planned to improve performance

Presenter Profile

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David Holmes is a geography consultant, author and senior examiner. In recent years he has been involved in a number of high profile projects for the GA, FSC and RGS as well as working in an advisory capacity for several of the main awarding bodies. He also works for several of the UKs system-leader MATs in an advisory capacity. He is well known for his clear yet challenging thinking and for his realistic and engaging classroom ideas.

Feedback from teachers on David’s courses

Really helpful – wide range of issues and topics covered. Excellent resources.
Another really useful experience - the third I have attended by David - sensible, thoughtful guidance and always very engaging.
Enlightening as always, many thanks.
A very good course with lots of useful discussion & ideas - thank you.
A really useful event - lots to take back to my department.

Cost: £250 per delegate which includes lunch and resources; £299 for 2 teachers from the same school booking on this course

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