Choosing new geography specifications

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Times are changing in secondary education thanks to government reforms: around the country new AS, A Level and GCSE courses will be being from September 2016. At the time of writing,  all GCSE specifications have been accredited. But, only Pearson (Edexcel) has been accredited at AS and A Level, with AQA, OCR and Eduqas on their third submissions to Ofqual. For those who are yet to decide which specification to follow, the Geographical Association has a wealth […]

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What is geography, exactly?

You probably saw the announcement over the summer that  geography has seen the biggest rise in popularity of any subject at A Level , prompting articles from the  TES  and  the Guardian  praising the subject. With geography attracting all this attention and with specification changes underway at both GCSE and A Level it seems a good time to re-consider what our subject is about and why it matters. It is also a […]

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Please look after…..

This fantastic ‘suitcase’ cake was made by two teachers Janine Turner and Nancy Ryan as part of a British Bake-off organised for Comic Relief at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls.The idea of the suitcase came from the Head of Spanish, Yolanda Martinez. The label said ‘Please look after MFL’ What a wonderful idea! Our subject […]

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A Level reform

I ended my last post by asking for any readers to get in touch with any views they would like to express on A Level reform. Please feel free to comment and as promised, I will add your thoughts to my summary to go to ALL – thank you in advance. Having read through the […]

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