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Pearson Edexcel A-level Geography: Aiming for an A/A*

Geography 16-18 Online Teacher Workshop

Cameron Dunn, David Holmes

"Thank you Cameron and Dave for today's fantastic webinar!"
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Can’t attend live? You can still book! Take advantage of our anytime, anywhere access – all registered teachers receive the full recording and resources to watch as many times as they want, for up to 6 months.

Why attend?

How can you and your colleagues support B-grade and A-grade students progress up the ladder of success? This online workshop will provide you with a clearer understanding of what an A / A* looks like in terms of marks in the exams and performance on the NEA.

  • Boost your understanding of how to prepare students to show off their skills and understanding across a range of examination question styles
  • Consider what a top-level NEA looks like, and how to encourage students to take challenging approaches
  • Gain a bank of ideas for developing synoptic thinking, and complex resource interpretation for the Paper 3 Issues Analysis

Booking reference: GEO031221
Hodder code: 2111031221

Take advantage of our Online Workshop & Teacher Webinar offers:

  • Buy 1, get a 2nd half price - apply code WI0009040
  • Buy 2, get a 3rd free - apply code WF0008815


9.30am Welcome and sound checks
9.35am The A /A* candidate
  • A chance to consider the marks the top candidates need to aim for, as well as the characteristics and skills needed to achieve these marks
  • How to encourage joined-up thinking and the use of specialist concepts
10.15am Mini break and activity
10.25am Assessment and question styles for Papers 1 and 2
  • Addressing the demands of the top bands in mark schemes for data stimulus, short and longer essay questions
  • There will be a particular focus on evaluation and higher order thinking skills
11.10am Break
11.20am Paper 3 and synoptic thinking
  • Focus on how to answer the ‘analyse’ questions with the appropriate level of detail and interpretation
  • Detailed consideration of how to make a strong, evidenced, synoptic, evaluative case in the 18- and 24-mark questions
12.05pm Mini break or activity
12.10pm The NEA coursework
  • This session will consider a wide range of aspects of the NEA, from the initial set-up to ensure sufficient demand to encouraging unusual and innovative approaches to data collection and analysis
12.55pm Review and reflect 
1.00pm Online workshop ends


David Holmes - Presenter
David Holmes - Presenter
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Cameron Dunn - Presenter
Cameron Dunn - Presenter
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