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.

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.


  • 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

10.15 – 10.20am
Welcome and Introduction: Keith Bartlett and Sally Norris

10.20 – 10.35am
Lessons from the 2018 Examinations: Keith Bartlett

  • Our expert examiner takes you through the key feedback from the 2018 examinations and how this can help direct student revision and exam practice
  • Key messages on how to achieve success in Papers 1, 2 and 3

10.35 – 11.00am
Personal Preparation: Keith Bartlett

  • The requirements of each paper: our expert highlights the key content and skills assessed within each examination paper
  • The importance of timings
  • Assessment types and command words: what students need to know and what examiners expect
  • Personal preparation and wellbeing: advice that really works to ensure success and avoid stress and burnout

11.00 – 11.45am
Paper 1 – Physical Geography: Keith Bartlett

  • Applying lessons from 2018 to boost student performance in 2019
  • What the examiners want – using contextual knowledge to reach the top mark bands
  • Student activities on key content and improving examination performance, with example responses to highlight what differentiates between levels

11.45 – 12.00pm
Break and Student Quiz Box

  • Submit your questions to our examiners for a prize

12.00 – 12.45pm
Paper 2 – Human Geography: Sally Norris

  • What are the key areas in Human Geography and how are they assesed?
  • Student activities aimed at revising key content from the three human geography units and improving examination performance, with example responses to highlight how to progress between levels

12.45 – 1.15pm

1.15 – 2.00pm
Paper 3 Section A – Issue Evaluation: Sally Norris

  • Expert guidance on how to approach the key content and skills in revision and the exam
  • How to use contextual knowledge effectively to boost student performance on the Issue Evaluation
  • Impacts assessment grid activity

2.00 – 2.45pm
Paper 3 Section B – Fieldwork: Keith Bartlett

  • Our fieldwork specialist explores how to utilise prior learning to address fieldwork questions set in an unfamiliar context
  • High level advice on revising the Physical Geography enquiry to produce excellent exam answers with related activities
  • Revising the Human Geography enquiry to produce excellent exam answers with activities – top quality advice and guidance based on real student responses

2.45 – 3.00pm
Revision strategies that really work: Sally Norris

  • Ideas and tips that work: remembering facts and using them appropriately in the Geography exams
  • Improving memory skills

3.00 – 3.10pm
Final top tips and answers to questions: Keith Bartlett and Sally Norris

  • Student questions answered
  • Action Plan – what students should do after today to ensure they get top grades

Dr Keith Bartlett

Keith is an experienced trainer and former Senior Teacher and Head of Department.  He is a senior examiner, specification writer and fieldwork specialist.

Sally Norris

Sally is a senior exam marker and trainer for a major examining board. A former head of Geography she has extensive experience of teaching GCSE and A level across the ability range. Sally currently works in a large comprehensive school near Sheffield.

Students £25+VAT

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