Support for new Edexcel AS and A level Geography (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.
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.
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.
Alternatively, you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
As you may have heard, our qualifications are supported by paid-for resources* produced by a range of publishers, including Pearson.
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.
* 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,
Geography Subject Advisor