About this course: 

This NEW conference will provide students with a motivational revision day, at which you will get high quality advice, guidance and examples from senior examiners, to help improve the quality of your examination answers.

Benefits of attending

  • Activities and resources to boost student exam performance
  • Gain first-hand advice from experienced examiners on the skills required to achieve high grades
  • Work on focused activities to help students of reach their full potential
  • Reinforce knowledge and understanding of the AQA exam content
  • Get a full set of conference notes, with examination tips and strategies to strengthen your revision

DATE & LOCATION                      London | Tuesday 09 March 2021

CONFERENCE CODE                  7663

IN SCHOOL                                    You can also book this as an In-School Conference                    



10.15-10.20 Welcome and Introductions – video montage before it of UK challenges urban challenges etc

10.20 – 10.30 am Key Feedback from previous exams

  • The key areas of student success to emulate in 2020 examinations
  • Areas where students missed marks
  • Quick fire Geography quiz

10.30 – 11.15 am Successful exam technique for AQA Geography

  • Using resources effectively
  • Accuracy with skills
  • Sequences and processes when dealing with questions about landforms
  • Effective use of case studies and examples
  • Developing answers to access higher levels
  • Making judgements and justifying decisions
  • Tackling the high tariff questions correctly

11.15 – 11.30 Break and Student Quiz Box submit your questions to our examiners for a prize.

11.30 – 12.45 pm AQA Paper 1: Living with the Physical Environment

  • Global atmospheric circulation – understanding the basics; using diagrams
  • Climate change – looking at the evidence in graphical form
  • Distribution of global biomes; how to use maps showing distributions
  • Landforms – dealing with formation questions linked to photographs
  • Student activity (in pairs) – management issue, identifying options and decision-making involving extended responses.

12.45-1.25 pm Lunch

1.25 – 1.35 pm Quiz box, with the experts

1.35 – 2.15 pm Paper 2 – Challenges in the Human Environment

  • Using case studies well to access high level marks
  • LIC/NEE City – challenges, key knowledge and how examiners expect students to apply these
  • UK City – impacts of national and international migration
  • TNCs: how to stand out when answering questions
  • Development measures, including skills task

2.15-2.25 pm break

2.25 – 3.15 Paper 3 – Issue Evaluation and Fieldwork 

Part A.  Issue Evaluation

  • How to use the pre-release booklet
  • How to tackle the high tariff questions
  • The 9-mark question – how to plan the answer
  • Analyse 9-mark answers to confirm what meets the different level descriptors

Part B.  Fieldwork

  • The importance of skills
  • The key elements of the enquiries for assessment
  • How to evaluate the fieldwork enquiries

Student activity – identifying strengths, weakness and improvements in fieldwork enquiries.

3.15 pm Final top tips and achieving grades 7-9

  • The importance of marginal gains via accumulation of marks for low tariff questions
  • Effective revision strategies
  • Timing and technique under examination conditions
  • How to access grades 7-9 – what the examiners are looking for and how to achieve this

David Holmes

A-level examiner, education consultant and highly respected training provider. He is the author of Geography textbooks

Bob Digby

Bob taught for 35 years, 24 of them in three schools (two as Head of Geography) and 11 as a PGCE tutor at Sheffield, Manchester and Brunel Universities  He now freelances, working as an author and consultant to schools, and examines at GCSE and A level. Bob has written many textbooks, and has been a regular contributor to Geography Review and Wideworld. He is a former President of the GA and is currently its Honorary Treasurer. You can follow Bob on Twitter: @BobDigby.

Students £25+VAT

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