King Edward VI Five Ways School
King Edward VI Five Ways School is a successful grammar school in the suburbs of Birmingham. In 2008 100% of students gained 5+ A*-C GCSEs. The school has specialist status in Humanities which is Geography led, supported by History. It has also been recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Geographical Association’s Secondary Geography Quality Mark scheme.
The classes featured here are in Year 9 and studied uneven development in their final term after investigating population issues, the Asian Tsunami and hazardous environments.
Website: Birmingham KEGS GA Local Branch
Paula Cooper is the author of For Richer and Poorer? A study of uneven development, part of the GA’s GCSE Toolkit series. Many of the ideas trialled for this project have been used in the book.