Geography Matters is a free newsletter produced by the GA’s Post 16 and HE Phase Committee. It features articles on a range of issues affecting post 16 geography education and articles on topics covered at post-16. View previous issues here.
Think piece on teaching A level geography
In this think piece, Bob Digby (Community Geographer for the Geographical Association) explores some of the issues that face PGCE students in teaching post-16 groups. Although it was written with a focus on the needs of teacher educators in mind, it is likely to be of wider interest.
AS and A level results analysis
Every year the GA’s Assessment & Examinations Special Interest Group provides a summary of the Geography AS and A-level entry statistics and results. You can find these on the Geography Results page.
In June 2010, sixth form students from three Sheffield schools attended a workshop at the University of Sheffield’s Department of Geography. The aim of the event was to provide new ideas and up-to-date material for A level geography students and to give sixth form students the opportunity to experience university geography. The following report of the event was written by one of our interns, Emma Browning, who is herself studying for a geography degree at the University of Sheffield.
Emma Browning also wrote a Q&A based on some of the questions that were asked at the event. It will be very helpful for any students who are considering applying for a geography degree at university.