Two of the Society’s educational resources have received awards from the Geographical Association (GA). Our ‘Ask the Expert’ podcast series and ‘Student guide to the A Level independent investigation’ were both highly commended by the 2018 GA Publishers’ Awards.
‘Ask the Expert’ podcasts connect both teachers and A Level students with contemporary geographical research. They are an ideal way for teachers to update their subject knowledge and for their students to ‘read around their studies’ by listening to presentations from leading geographers. In just 15 to 20 minutes, each podcast covers the main elements of a topic and features subject experts from Higher Education Institutions across the UK and abroad. The series already includes research on gentrification, food security, extreme weather, tectonic plates, Chinese cities and the carbon cycle with planned future editions on glaciers and climate change, representations of state and nation, and the global dust cycle. The podcasts are available to everyone, but our School Members can also access accompanying teaching resources for each topic.
Independent investigations at A Level were introduced to the geography curriculum in 2017 to help students develop the investigative skills required at both university and in the workplace. Our student guide is available in English and Welsh and is appropriate for use with all examination boards. It is broken down into sections to support students through each stage of the investigation process including things to consider before starting, hypothesis testing and data collection, presentation and analysis. An accompanying set of ‘Reading your research landscape’ posters is also available to help students explore different contexts, concerns and themes that their work could take. This resource was created as part of the Society’s Data Skills in Geography programme, which was funded by the Nuffield Foundation.
Both sets of resources are free to access via our website.
Listen to the podcasts (You can also subscribe through iTunes)
Read the Student guide to the A Level independent investigation (Non-examined Assessment – NEA)
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