Ron Cooke Award for the A Level Independent Investigation
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.
Ron Cooke Award recipient 2019 announced
The first Ron Cooke Award has been awarded to Gregory Pearson for his A Level Independent Investigation An investigation into the form and nature of scree slopes on the North side of the Ogwen Valley. Gregory, who studies at St Paul’s Catholic College, Burgess Hill, will be presented with his award as part of our medal and award ceremony on 3 June.
Find out more about this year’s medal and award recipients. Find out more about our medals and awards.
Ron Cooke Award - submissions for the 2020 Award
The Society asks 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 boards 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 your student's proposal/planning 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 28 February 2020.
The winner will be invited to attend our annual Medals and Awards Ceremony in June 2020.
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