This course will ensure that teachers can deliver these key areas of the AQA A-level specification with confidence, allowing students to produce excellent results. Using feedback from 2018 and exciting and innovative strategies the course will show you how to create independent learners whose knowledge and understanding of the tasks and the assessment requirements is fully embedded before the exams.


  • Gain full and clear understanding of student strengths and weaknesses on these key topics from the 2018 AQA results
  • Develop a greater understanding of successful methods for teaching and assessing these parts of the specification
  • Excellent ideas and methods for delivering high quality fieldwork and NEA opportunities for your students
  • Enhance student results by looking at example responses and through discussions with an expert examiner
  • Take away example materials and resources that demonstrate the standard and ensure good teaching practice
COURSE DATES London Monday 19 November 2018
London Wednesday 13 February 2019
  • Heads of Department looking to further strengthen results
  • Experienced teachers of AQA A-level Geography looking for new teaching ideas and methods
  • All teachers new to teaching AQA A-level Geography
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues



10.00 – 11.00am: Lessons from the 2018 AQA NEA

  • Examine the key issues arising from NEA feedback for AQA
  • The implications for lesson planning and structuring the course effectively: how to embed this learning within our teaching
  • Identifying key challenges facing teachers and methods to produce excellent outcomes

11.00 – 11.15am: Discussion: coffee break


11.15 – 12.30pm: Effective organisation of the fieldwork element

  • Planning for success – how to ensure that students engage with the key skills and are able to carry these forward into the examinations
  • Shaping independent and resilient students
  • Overcoming barriers and engaging all students, for success: assessment and feedback strategies for fieldwork to ensure the specific and wider learning is embedded

12.30 – 1.30pm: Lunch and informal discussion – an opportunity to share success stories


1.30 – 2.30pm: Confidently delivering data presentation and analysis skills

  • Creative classroom strategies to engage students
  • How to support and challenge across the ability range
  • Embedding skills in exam preparation, to ensure that students can achieve excellent results

2.30 – 2.45pm: Discussion: afternoon tea


2.45 – 3.45pm: Marking the NEA

  • What students need to do to meet the assessment strands
  • Carrying the ideas into the exam – marking sure students see the links, to enable high performance
  • What does ‘good’ look like: example work to demonstrate the standard and how to utilise this in your department and teaching
  • Confident marking and standardisation to ensure accuracy

3.45pm: Plenary and depart

Sally Norris

Sally Norris 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.

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