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Top Tips for geography

The GA’s Secondary Phase Committee has produced the following Top Tips on a range of topics from exam revision to promoting GCSE geography at option time.

Top tips from SPC

Download: SPC top tips 2022

Getting your geography groove back

Download: Getting your geography groove back

Apps for online learning

Download: Apps for online learning

Reflections from half term 1 2020

This edition of Top Tips reflects on classroom learning since reopening in September.

Download: Reflections from half term 1 2020

KS3 reading list

A list of suggested reading for KS3 students.

Download: KS3 reading list

Top tips for sustainability

Some tips and advice on how to make your school more sustainable.

Download: Top tips for sustainability

What we learned from the first exams

Some tips and suggestions on how to approach exams through teaching and preparation.

Download: What we learned (PDF)

First time at Conference

From collecting free resources and choosing the right workshop to sharing ideas over a beer, these top tips should help you make the most out of your first time at the GA Annual Conference.

Download: First time at Conference (PDF)

Teaching a linear course

Tips on teaching a range of topics in a smooth linear way which incorporates revision early-on to prepare your students for exams.

Download: Teaching a linear course (PDF)

Developing locational knowledge

Thirty one top tips to develop locational knowledge with your students.

Download: Developing locational knowledge (PDF)

Exam revision time

Creative geography revision ideas for year 11 students.

Download: Exam revision time (PDF)

Getting your students out of the classroom during the summer term

Ten great tips for getting your students outdoors, from urban walks to doorstep geography.

Download: Get your students out of the classroom during the summer term (PDF)

Geography in the wider curriculum

This edition of Top Tips explores ways in which geography can contribute to the wider school curriculum whilst maintaining its rigorous subject integrity.

Download: Geography in the wider curriculum (PDF)

Spelling, punctuation and grammar

Top tips for developing spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG) in geography.

Download: Spelling, punctuation and grammar (PDF)

Primary–secondary transition

The GA’s Secondary and Early Years and Primary Phase Committees have teamed up to prepare these top tips for helping year 6 students move smoothly into year 7 geography.

Download: Primary-secondary transition (PDF)

Download: Globingo template (PDF)

Download: Globingo template (Word)

Your new KS3

Ten quick ideas for spicing up KS3 Geography, including following ‘The BBC Box’ and writing Geo-Texts as a homework activity.

Download: Ideas for your new KS3 (PDF)

The ‘intent of geography’

This edition of Top Tips reflects on the ‘intent’ of the Geography curriculum by highlighting the skills, knowledge and cultural capital students’ gain through their Geography lessons.

Download: The ‘intent’ of geography

Raising the profile of geography during the Christmas period

This edition of Top Tips explores ways in which you can raise the profile of Geography during the Christmas period.

Download: Geography (Christmas) Advent

Become a member

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Geography Quality Marks

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National Festival of Fieldwork 2024

The GA encourages everyone to take part in June 2024