Upcoming training events for Geography qualifications

12 April 2019

This update contains an overview of GCSE and A level training events coming up this spring and an overview of the support available for our international qualifications.

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Geography summer network events

This summer’s free Geography GCSE and A level network events are now available for booking. There are places for both online and face-to-face events.

The GCSE network events will focus mainly on AO3, application of knowledge and understanding, showing how lessons can embed high level challenges in order to develop critical evaluation skills, improving students' responses to the ‘Assess’ and ‘Evaluate’ essay questions and their ability to write ‘evaluatively’. It was written by Andrea Wood, who gives you a little insight on the events and how we’ve used your feedback to plan the 2019 ones.

Watch Andrea's "view from the road":

The A level network events will focus particularly on AO2, application of knowledge and understanding, showing how lessons can embed higher order activities to support critical evaluation skills, improving students' responses to the ‘Assess’ and ‘Evaluate’ essay questions and their ability to write ‘evaluatively’. It was written by Bob Digby, who shares some of the feedback and gives you an idea of what to expect if you attend one of these events in this short video.

Watch Bob's "view from the road":

Geography autumn network events

You can now find the autumn term network events on our website. These events focus on feedback on the 2018 exam series, key themes in candidate performance in the 2018 exam papers and practical guidance on how to address these key themes through teaching or exam preparation.

You can find past training event content on the relevant Qualification page.

Pre-recorded feedback training on the summer 2018 papers

This is just a reminder that you can find all our GCSE and A level Geography exam feedback training from summer 2018 on the pre-recorded training page.

Pre-released material for International A level

The pre-release material for Unit 4 will be available on the Pearson Qualifications website on the 26th of April 2019.

Updates to some of the materials for International GCSE Geography

We’ve made some amendments to two documents in the teaching and learning materials section for the International GCSE. Please have a look at the updated Examiner marked student exemplars for paper 2 and the Paper 2 mark scheme for the specimen papers. You’ll find a summary of changes at the start of both documents.

New support materials for International GCSE Global Citizenship

There are a couple of new support materials for IGCSE Global Citizenship to look out for. Firstly, there is a booklet of examiner-marked student responses to the sample assessment materials that you may find useful. There is also a new training event available in the teaching and learning materials, it’s the Getting Ready to Teach the International GCSE in Global Citizenship.

I hope you found this update useful. Feel free to get in touch if you have further questions.

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Victoria Fowell

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