Supported by funding from the Nuffield Foundation, the Society is launching a new two year programme, Strengthening Quantitative Skills through geography.
Over the last year, there have been substantive changes to both GCSE and A Level examinations and the higher education benchmark statement. These changes have led to an increase in the demand for, and enhancements in the assessment of, quantitative skills (QS) in school and university geography.
To address these new challenges, the Society is launching a new two year programme, Strengthening Quantitative Skills through Geography. The programme is supported by funding from the Nuffield Foundation.
This integrated programme of work across higher education and schools will support the understanding of both teachers and students QS, their confidence in its use, and knowledge of its value to further study and the workplace. It will also involve informing higher education and schools about the current changes, sharing the good practice and expertise that exists in both communities.
Working with colleagues in higher education and schools, the Society will produce a series of high quality QS online materials for GCSE and A Level, complemented by a national programme of CPD delivered in person and supported by online activities. The CPD training will be for current teachers and those entering Initial Teacher Training, and we will work with Awarding Organisations, teaching schools, and other key partners to maximise the reach and impact.
We will also share our experience with higher education Q-Steps centres and other Learned Societies.
At the heart of this project is work to highlight geography’s role supporting QS as a physical and social science as well as the value of QS to students as they transition from school to higher education and then into the workplace. In this way, we aim to upskill the teachers of today and to enhance the QS understanding of the teachers of tomorrow.
If you would like more details, or to take part in this programme, please contact