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AQA GCSE (9-1) Geography: Helping low & middle ability students improve their grades (1-6)

Geography 14-16 Online Teacher Workshop

Victoria McKinlay

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Can’t attend live? You can still book! Take advantage of our anytime, anywhere access – all registered teachers receive both recordings to watch as many times as you want, for up to 6 months.

Why attend?

Inspire, engage and challenge your low to middle grade AQA GCSE Geography students. This online workshop, split across two sessions, will equip you with the strategies and skills that you need to maximise the potential of low and middle achievers.

  • Reflect upon your delivery of the specification, considering how you can improve the experience for 1–6 students
  • Learn how to prepare low and middle-level students for exam success, looking in detail at command words and high-tariff questions
  • Discover creative strategies for teaching the skills and concepts of Physical and Human Geography
  • Explore practical activities that will motivate and develop 1–6 grade students

Booking reference: GEA230921
Hodder code: 2111230921 / 2111300921

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Session 1: Thursday, 23rd September 2021

3.30pm Introductions and sound checks
3.35pm Inspiring learning and maximising potential
  • Strategies for inspiring and enthusing low and middle achieving students inside and outside the classroom (including fieldwork)
  • Assessment focus (demands of the examination, decoding the command words, lessons learned from the exams, grasping threshold concepts, making use of sample answers)
  • Teaching strategies to help maximise marks in the exams
  • Foundation GCSE – making the most of Key Stage 3 to ensure high level success
4.30pm Strategies and skills for improving outcomes: Physical Geography - Paper 1
  • Creative and exciting strategies for delivering Physical Geography
  • Delivering geographical skills through practical activities
  • Practical and creative approaches that will enable students to develop their answers
5.30pm Session ends

Session 2: Thursday, 30th September 2021

3.30pm Check ins and sound checks
3.35pm Strategies and skills for raising grades: Human Geography - Paper 2
  • Creative and exciting strategies for delivering Human Geography
  • Delivering geographical skills through practical activities
  • Practical and creative approaches that will enable students to develop their answers
4.35pm Strategies and skills to maximising the extra marks: Geographical Skills - Paper 3
  • Maximising potential in Section A: Issue Evaluation, with particular focus on the high tariff marks including the DME
  • Focus on Section B: Fieldwork, promoting the efficient ‘hoovering up’ of the low tariff marks and coping with geographical skills
  • Maximising potential using students’ own fieldwork investigations, with particular focus on the 9-mark question
5.30pm Session ends

Please note: This is not an official AQA event and therefore the views and messages shared are not representative of AQA. For more information about the specifications and official events, please visit www.aqa.org.uk.


Victoria McKinlay  - Presenter
Victoria McKinlay - Presenter
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