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In which I give my response to the Greater London National Park campaign

On 1st April 2014, the Greater London National Park (GLNP) website was launched.[1] Just over a month later, I’m still not sure quite how seriously to take it. My first reaction was that it was an intelligent spoof environmental campaign, … Continue reading

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In which I offer some thoughts on the new GCSE Geography subject content – Part Two: A Comparison with National 5 Geography

This is my second post in response to the new GCSE subject content.[1] My wife and I are currently looking to relocate to Scotland, in order to live closer to her parents; as a result, in this particular post, I … Continue reading

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In which I seek feedback on my Geography PeEL Pyramids

Back in February 2013, I wrote a post in which I outlined a personal goal is to reduce the number of different types of geographical writing down to an essential core and to produce a set of guidelines for each … Continue reading

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In which I offer some thoughts on the new GCSE Geography subject content – Part One: Progression across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5

Yesterday, the DfE released the new GCSE subject content (and the proposed AS and A Level subject content) for a range of subjects, including Geography.[1] I originally planned to keep my response down to one post (in fact, I originally … Continue reading

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In which I throw a GCSE Geography class into ‘the pit’

Back in February, I wrote a post about what I called ‘YOLO Geography’, in which I committed myself to experimenting and taking risks with my approach to teaching [1]. This post is YOLO part 2… At the start of this … Continue reading

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In which I commit myself to what I call ‘YOLO Geography’

It took me a while to find the right words to start this post. I wouldn’t say that my teaching is ‘safe’ – like experimenting with different ways of working; I don’t find my comfort zone particularly comfortable. I like … Continue reading

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In which I start to develop a Geographical Writing Toolkit

This blog post is the result of the convergence of several initially unrelated strands of thought. Firstly, one of the key findings of the most recent OFSTED Geography subject report was that: ‘A lack of opportunity for writing at length, … Continue reading

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