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Not Just Garden And Golf …

Since I took early retirement from my teaching career back in 2015, it has not all been gardening and golf. Apart from my regular visits to Iceland as a Field Studies Tutor on behalf of Rayburn Tours, I have been … Continue reading

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Support Groups For New Exams

I know that a lot of geography teachers are currently slaving away in their holidays to prepare for new year and the new GCSE exam syllabi.  A couple of new collaborative groups have been set up on Facebook to share … Continue reading

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GCSE Geography Grade Descriptors Update

GCSE Geography Grade Descriptors (updated July 15th, 2016) – from: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/grade-descriptors-for-gcses-graded-9-to-1/grade-descriptors-for-gcses-graded-9-to-1-geography 1. Grade 8 1.1 To achieve Grade 8 candidates will be able to: demonstrate relevant and comprehensive knowledge, understanding and application of geographical information and issues demonstrate perceptive understanding … Continue reading

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Summary Of Recent Exam Spec Meeting

Great to see around 40 geographers gathered together at Exeter School on Wednesday to examine the new exam specs for GCSE and A Level. Still not sure what the correct collective noun is for a bunch of geographers – I … Continue reading

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New GCSE Geography Exam Specs – A Personal View

Schools have been bombarded with numerous changes in recent years, one of which has been the unprecedented wholesale overhaul of both GCSe and A Level examinations. This has been the source of some confusion as schools have returned for the … Continue reading

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Planning For The Future With OCR ‘B’

The dust has now settled following another successful batch of exam results, and the time has come to start planning for the year ahead. The main issue for key stage four is to respond to the  changes that have been … Continue reading

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