GCSE support update

Fri Nov 22 11:47:00 UTC 2013

This is just a reminder of the support we have now and upcoming for Edexcel GCSE 2012 in Geography (first assessment 2014), both specification A and specification B.

Summary of free support available from Pearson for Specification A: 

  What is it and where can I find it?
Specification Accredited specification for first certification 2014 
Sample Assessment Materials

Accredited sample assessment materials and additional assessment materials for all units.

Also, additional sample assessment material now available for units 1, 2 and 3. 

SPaG Guide Your guide to spelling, punctuation and grammar in GCSE Geography A for assessment from summer 2014 onwards. 
Controlled Assessment tasks for submission in 2014 and tasks for submission 2015

We're continuing to support you with controlled assessment for GCSE Geography A in 2014 and 2015:

 

2014 controlled assessment tasks

 

 

2014 guidance and fieldwork ideas by task theme:
Coasts; Rivers; Rural; Sustainable development; Tourism; Urban

 

2015 controlled assessment tasks

 

2015 guidance and fieldwork ideas by task theme

 

Mark scheme and controlled assessment record sheet from 2014

 

Revised Edition Workbook from 2012

 

Coming soon – examples showing work against the new assessment criteria from 2014.

Learning support presentations Ten video presentations to help you teach key areas of Unit 2
Matching charts Colour-coded charts of specification content for each topic, indicating new and amended content from 2012: Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, Unit 4
Course planners and schemes of work

An editable course planner suggests ways of structuring the course as a whole and gives one overview of a two-year scheme of work as an example. A ‘tried and tested’ second example course planner from an experienced teacher of the course that shows how to pace the teaching time per topic by number of lessons.

Unit-specific editable schemes of work for each examined unit: Units 1-4.

Explaining the SAMs podcasts Podcasts to help you understand the SAMs better and to give some advice about how to use them to help students in their preparation for the 2014 papers and beyond, look in more detail at individual question types, explain the changes and provide exemplification where necessary. These will be made available unit by unit as they are completed. The first booklets are due to be made available by the end of 2013.
Training For details of training to support delivering Edexcel GCSE Geography A and the Unit 4 Standardisation events for Controlled Assessment, as well as future events, visit our training pages.

Summary of free support available from Pearson for Specification B:

  What is it and where can I find it?
Specification Accredited specification for first certification 2014
Sample Assessment Materials

Accredited sample assessment materials and additional assessment materials for all units.

Also, additional sample assessment material now available for units 1, 2 and 3.
 

SPaG Guide Your guide to spelling, punctuation and grammar in GCSE Geography B for assessment from summer 2014 onwards. 
Controlled Assessment tasks for submission in 2014 and tasks for submission in 2015

We're continuing to support you with controlled assessment for GCSE Geography B in 2014 and 2015:

 

2014 controlled assessment tasks

 

2014 task guidance and fieldwork ideas

 

2014 task websites for research

 

2015 controlled assessment tasks

 

2015 task guidance and fieldwork ideas

 

2015 task websites for research

 

Mark scheme and controlled assessment record sheet from 2014

 

Revised Edition Workbook from 2012

 

Coming soon – examples showing work against the new assessment criteria from 2014.

Learning support presentations  Ten video presentations to help you teach key areas of Unit 1
Matching charts  Colour-coded charts of specification content for each topic, indicating new and amended content from 2012: Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Course planner and schemes of work

An editable course planner suggests ways of structuring the course as a whole and gives one overview of a two-year scheme of work as an example.

Unit-specific editable schemes of work for each examined unit: Units 1-4.

Explaining the SAMs podcasts Podcasts to help you understand the SAMs better and to give some advice about how to use them to help students in their preparation for the 2014 papers and beyond, look in more detail at individual question types, explain the changes and provide exemplification where necessary. These will be made available unit by unit as they are completed. The first booklets are due to be made available by the end of 2013.
Training For details of training to support delivering Edexcel GCSE Geography B, preparing for Unit 3 ‘Making Geographical Decisions’ and the Unit 4 Standardisation events for Controlled Assessment, as well as future events, visit our training pages.
‘Pace Yourself’ online presentation A new presentation showing how to deliver the Edexcel GCSE Geography B course with the right level of detail in the time available (including ideas for integrating the teaching of Unit 3).

All the best

Jon Wolton
TeachingGeography@pearson.com

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