Teaching Pearson/Edexcel GCSE Geography B for the First Time
ABOUT THIS COURSE
This course offers an introduction and overview of Pearson/Edexcel GCSE Geography B course, providing essential skills and tips in how to effectively deliver the specification, ensuring maximum student engagement and maximum attainment. It is suitable for anyone in their first few years of teaching or lacking confidence in teaching Pearson/Edexcel GCSE Geography B. Whilst the focus of the day will be on the Pearson/Edexcel Geography B course, many of the ideas will be applicable to all Geography exam boards.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
Provide teachers of GCSE Geography the material and confidence to teach effectively to all ability ranges.
Obtain an exceptional understanding of the key challenges in GCSE Geography and how to teach them.
Learn how to take a Grade 4 student and help them towards a Grade 9.
Gain insight into the content of the course, the exam structure and how the exams are marked.
Leave with resources ready to use.
Understand how to scaffold lower ability students and stretch higher ability students.
An overview of the Pearson/Edexcel GCSE Geography B Specification
10.00 – 10.40am
How is the course structured and assessed?
What are key things to be aware of when teaching this course and how can challenges be overcome?
What are the different ways of structuring the course and how might they work?
How can we support all students to ensure success with this course?
10.40 – 11.00am
Teaching Paper 1: Global Geographical Issues
11.00 – 12.00pm
How is this component structured and assessed?
How can students demonstrate geographical skills and knowledge?
The key challenges and how to plan effectively for these
How can the geographical skills be taught in a way to boost student engagement and attainment?
How do we ensure success with the case study requirements of this paper?
Teaching Paper 2: UK Geographical Issues
12.00 – 1.00pm
Understanding and meeting the demands of this component
What are key challenges and how can these be overcome?
How do we ensure success in the fieldwork element of this paper?
1.00 – 2.00pm
People and Environment Issues- Making Geographical Decisions
2.00 – 3.00pm
The demands of the component: what’s being assessed, and how
What are the toughest aspects of this paper and how to get these across to students
How to overcome the key challenges
How can we develop the synoptic thinking of our students ready for this paper?
How can we develop student’s ability to interpret, analyse and evaluate information in geography?
Bringing it all together for success
3.00 – 3.30pm
How can we maximise our success with students of all ability?
How can we use the exemplar work from Pearson in our teaching?
What resources can help us with teaching this course?
Kate Stockings is an experienced Head of Geography at a North London school. She has written resources, led training & blogged for several organisations. She is passionate about outreach and extra-curricular opportunities for students and is the Education Officer for the UK Polar Network and Chair of the Teacher Panel for the Museum of London.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
New Geography Teachers
Teacher’s entering their second year of teaching GCSE Geography
Teachers wanting to build up their skills set in effective Geography teaching.
Teacher lacking confidence in the Pearson/Edexcel GCSE Geography B specification.
THIS COURSE INCLUDES
A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course