Progression in Geography: fieldwork

Who this course is for

Secondary geography teachers and heads of department

Course date and location

London - Monday 3 July 2017 (cancelled)

Course overview

With the changes to the GCSE and A level specifications teachers are needing to reassess their fieldwork provision to ensure progression. This course will discuss the elements of progression, in particular tracking from Year 7 through to the Independent Investigation aspect of the new A level specifications. It will consider the skills that students require to succeed in fieldwork and explore pathways to achieving these skills. There will also be opportunities to go out into the field to design experiences for different key stages.

Aims and outcomes

  • Discuss what progression in geography fieldwork looks like
  • Explore progression in fieldwork from Year 7 through to the Independent Investigation at A level
  • Consider the skills that students require to succeed in fieldwork
  • Design fieldwork experiences for a range of different Key Stage.

Course programme

09.00–09.30 Coffee and registration

09.30–11.00 Session 1

11.00–11.15 Refreshment break

11.15 – 12.45 Session 2

12.45–13.30 Lunch

13.30–15.30 Session 3

15.30 Close

Course presenters

Rebecca Kitchen, Secondary Curriculum Leader, Geographical Association

Have a question about this course?

Contact the GA's Events Manager Harriet Brookes (0114 296 0088) who will be happy to help.

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Sally Lamb Guest

My school are very keen to take part in some of your CPD but the furthest north you ever seem to get is Leeds or York.
Can you do anything to support schools in the north east?
Could some courses not be held in Newcastle for example?

Lucy Oxley

Lucy Oxley GA Staff

Dear Sally

While we don't have any courses currently planned to take place in Newcastle we do have a team of consultants who can deliver tailored CPD in your school for you and/or a group of local schools.

Further details can be found at


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