Raising better Geographers…


So I thought I’d give you my two pennies worth on the new GCSEs now my students have sat the first exam.

The negativity surrounding the GCSE reforms, and more recently the latest exam, has upset and angered me for a few reasons…

Firstly, I think no-one really loves such a big change (particularly when it’s everything at once) – not when we’ve spent hours and hours planning schemes of work and lessons to match the old specification, almost becoming experts at teaching students the tricks to getting the highest marks for each question strand. But actually, the change excited me. I saw it as a new challenge, a new opportunity to re-do our Key Stage 4 curriculum and refresh it at Key Stage 3. I talked (positively most of the time) about the new opportunities it would give us and thought of ways in which we could embed the…

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