This NEW conference, is designed in the light of the 2018 examinations. The revamped conference will focus on challenging areas, how to boost grades and how to meet the demands of the questions for examination success in 2019.

An intensive and interactive A level course supporting students in revision for the four core subject areas of the 2016 A levels. The topics are relevant all Geography A level specifications.


  • Extend key knowledge and understanding in Coastal Landscapes, Water and Carbon cycles, Changing Places, and Global Governance
  • Gain expert advice on the ‘tricky concepts’ that students sometimes struggle with in examination answers, to boost student exam performance
  • High quality learning about answers from the exams in 2018 and how to reach the top-bands
  • Develop skills in extended writing, using guidance from experienced examiners
  • Understand how to create a personalised revision strategy that really works

10.00 – 10.05am
Welcome and Introduction

10.05 – 11.30am
Developing skills for the exams

Our expert Geographers examine closely the key skills required to produce high level responses for A level Geography

  • Recognising the importance of planning responses: expert guidance on how to make sure students pick up all of the available marks
  • How to use the Assessment Objectives to guarantee high quality revision and exam performance
  • Handling short answer questions – key advice to ensure success on
  • Planning and framing the extended writing questions, using example answers to demonstrate how to reach the top mark levels

11.30 – 11.50am

11.50 – 1.15pm
Changing Places and Coastal Landscapes

  • An exploration of the key concepts and knowledge for Changing Places, including regeneration and place identity
  • Taking a systems approach to understanding coasts and coastal landscapes
  • Developing thinking with the specialised concepts – what are the examiners looking for?
  • How to produce high quality answers on these topics and stand out from the rest

1.15 – 2.00pm

2.00 – 3.30pm
Global Governance, Water and Carbon

  • The core themes in Global Governance: our examiners highlight the key issues and where students struggle in exams
  • Back-to-basics: systems thinking in Water and Carbon for excellence
  • Reflection – developing strategies to make revision effective, based on an understanding of the exam and specification requirements

3.30 – 3.40pm
Final summary and close

  • Question and answer opportunity with the examiners
  • What to do after today to ensure success in exams

Bob Digby

Education consultant and author, and former GA President

David Holmes

A level examiner, education consultant, and author

Students £25+VAT

One free teacher place for every 10 student places
Additional teachers £35+VAT
Individual teachers £80+VAT