Training and events

Join our geography team at free events taking place across the country and online.

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Geographical Association Annual Conference 2018

Our GCSE Geography workshop, delivered by Andrea Wood, focused on preparing students for the first assessment of the new specifications, with guidance on how to approach the 8 mark and 12 mark questions and understand the new mark schemes.

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GCSE Geography A Getting Ready to Teach training

Our Getting Ready To Teach events provided guidance on:

  • strategies for planning the new course
  • teaching approaches for the specification content including new topics
  • devising high-quality fieldwork and integrating GIS into teaching
  • what’s changing in the GCSE assessment requirements
  • approaching the new fieldwork and synoptic questions
  • helping your students prepare for the new GCSE exams

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GCSE Geography A Mocks Marking Training Events – New

Our GCSE Geography A Mocks Marking Training provided guidance on understanding the new mark schemes, reviewing examiner marked student exemplars and examiner commentaries.

This pre-recorded training is an introduction to our Mocks Marking Training and it will:

  • highlight the assessment requirements of the new GCSE Geography A specification
  • explore the paper structure and new types of questions
  • review student responses to questions and explain how to apply the mark scheme.

Download the GCSE Geography A Mocks Marking Training materials

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PiXL Geography Conference 2017

Our GCSE Geography workshop focused on:

  • how to manage the content requirements in the time available,
  • understanding the assessment requirements including the 8 mark extended response questions.

You can download the workshop presentation, delegate booklet and examiner marked student responses below.

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GCSE Geography Network Events
 

During 2017, our GCSE Geography A and B network events focused on:

  • reviewing your initial teaching of the course and looking forward
  • understanding the assessment requirements including the extended response questions
  • delivering excellent fieldwork and preparing students for the new fieldwork assessment.

You can now download the network event pack, including examiner marked student responses to the sample assessment materials, below.

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Free Getting Ready to Teach events

To support teachers delivering our new Edexcel GCSE (9–1) Geography, we're running free Getting Ready to Teach events.

At these events, our experts will guide you through:

  • strategies for planning the new courses
  • teaching approaches for the specification content including new topics
  • devising high-quality fieldwork and integrating GIS into teaching
  • what’s changing in the GCSE assessment requirements
  • approaching the new fieldwork and synoptic questions
  • helping your students prepare for the new GCSE exams

What's more, these events are a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other teachers.

Interested?

Book your free place now

If you don't have an Edexcel Online account, you can book by emailing us at trainingbookings@pearson.com.


Developing data skills for the new Geography specifications - 7 October 2016 (10am-4pm)

In association with the RGS (with IBG) this full-day event on 7 October 2016 is designed to support GCSE, AS and A level teachers of the new Geography (2016) specifications.

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Geographical Association conference 2016

If you missed our workshop on the new Edexcel GCSE Geography specifications at the Geographical Association Conference, you can download the slides below.

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