Teaching Pearson/Edexcel GCSE Geography B for the First Time

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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.


  • 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?


London | Wednesday 22 November 2023

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London | Wednesday 22 November 2023

This course, tailored to suit, can be delivered in your school. Discuss this further with our CPD team on 01625 532974 or click below to make an enquiry.


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.


  • 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.


  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

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