Sir Ron Cooke, an eminent physical geographer and former President of the Society, has kindly supported a new award for A Level students.
The award recognises students’ work towards the independent investigation, also known as the NEA. The first Ron Cooke Award will be presented to a student, who completed an NEA for the 2018 examinations, at our medals and awards ceremony later this year.
The Society is asking geography teachers to submit a copy of their students’ best NEA scripts which will be assessed by an invited panel of geographical experts. We particularly want to celebrate students’ work which had engaged them with new ideas, provided opportunities for innovation and/or demonstrates their personal interest in geography.
We are delighted that the examination board are supportive of this award and will also be encouraging their centres to submit outstanding scripts for consideration.
Teachers can submit their students’ work by emailing an electronic copy of their scripts, and the accompanying form to firstname.lastname@example.org. More than one submission can be made by a school. Please write Ron Cooke Award in the email subject box and include the following details:
Teacher and school details
Student name and final marks for the NEA and their overall A Level
A short optional supporting statement from the teacher explaining why the script(s) have been submitted (no more than 50 words per script)
Submissions must be received by the 28 February.
The winner will be invited to attend our annual Medals and Awards Ceremony on 3 June.
Find out more about our medals and awards.
Find out more about support for the NEA.
Award for the A Level Independent Investigation
Awards recognising and rewarding excellence in geographical examinations.
The 2018 competition asked students to explore what makes the Arctic unique.
The Society runs a selection of competitions for students and teachers
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