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Support for new Edexcel AS and A level Geography (2016)

22 February 2016

This update is about support for the new Edexcel AS and A level Geography (2016) qualifications, including free Getting Ready to Teach Events, free support materials, and published resources.

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I'm very pleased to inform you that Ofqual has accredited our new Edexcel AS and A level Geography specifications, for first teaching in 2016 and first assessment in 2017 (AS) and 2018 (A level). 

You can download the accredited AS and A level specifications and sample assessment materials from our website now (there are no changes from the draft third version). We'll of course be sending you hard copies in due course.

Download the latest materials

Getting Ready to Teach events 

Our subject specialists are hosting free face-to-face and online Getting Ready to Teach events where you can:

  • discover more about structure and content of the new specifications
  • discuss teaching and delivery strategies, including co-teaching
  • explore and understand the question papers and mark schemes for each exam
  • develop ideas for high-quality AS and A level fieldwork and explore how to deliver the Independent Investigation
  • hear about the support available to help you every step of the way. 

Book an event online

Alternatively, you can email:

Event code Date Time Location
15GBAG05/01 08/03/2016 10.00-15.30 Manchester
15GBAG05/02 11/03/2016 10.00-15.30 Leeds
15GBAG05/03 15/03/2016 10.00-15.30 Bristol
15GBAG05/04 16/03/2016 10.00-15.30 Newcastle
15GBAG05/05 17/03/2016 10.00-15.30 London 
15GBAG05/06 22/03/2016 10.00-15.30 Birmingham
15GBAG05/14 26/04/2016 10.00-15.30 London
15GBAG05/07  20/06/2016 10.00-15.30 Leeds
15GBAG05/08 21/06/2016 10.00-15.30 Birmingham
15GBAG05/09 24/06/2016 10.00-15.30 Manchester
15GBAG05/10 30/06/2016 10.00-15.30 London
15GBAG05/11 06/07/2016 10.00-15.00 Bristol
15GBAG05/12 13/07/2016 10.00-15.30 Newcastle
15GBAG05/13 28/09/2016 10.00-15.30 London
15GOAG11/01  07/03/2016 16.00-18.00 Online
15GOAG12/01 14/03/2016 16.00-18.00 Online
15GOAG11/02 07/07/2016 16.00-18.00 Online
15GOAG12/02 14/07/2016 16.00-18.00 Online
15GOAG11/03 06/10/2016 16.00-18.00 Online
15GOAG12/03 13/10/2016 16.00-18.00 Online

Free support materials 

Free support is available now so you can start planning the new courses.

Online, you'll find course planners and mapping documents to help you get started, with loads more materials coming soon such as:

  • schemes of work
  • getting starting guide
  • topic packs
  • fieldwork support.

Get the free materials

Published resources

As you may have heard, our qualifications are supported by paid-for resources* produced by a range of publishers, including Pearson.

Read more about the range of published resources online

What's more, you can now order a free Evaluation Pack from Pearson, which includes a copy of the Edexcel AS/A level Geography Student Book.* The resources are designed to support great geography teaching and help all your students confidently and successfully develop the skills they need for AS/A level study and beyond.

Order your free Evaluation Pack

* Publishers are working towards getting these resources endorsed for use with the Edexcel AS/A level Geography qualifications. You don't need to purchase resources to deliver our qualifications.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

All the best,

Jon Wolton
Geography Subject Advisor


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