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GCSE Geography, Edexcel: Unit 1. Help required!

Discussion in 'Geography' started by Geoga, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Hi everyone!

    First time poster! So not really sure where to start!

    I am an NQT geography teacher in a small school where I am the only geography specialist teacher. I am enjoying my time (mostly!) but I have landed myself in a department which is non-existent, lacking in any real SoW or resources asides from a stash of geog.1,2,3 books and the Edexcel Geography A textbooks.

    Anyways.....

    I have a Yr 11 group which have had a slightly rough deal as they haven't really had a full time teacher for over 2 years with their last teacher being on long term sick and the time filled with supply teachers (No disrespect to them, I did that for a time!). My problem is that I am teaching them the whole course in a year (including retakes of exams and CA). I am trying to teach them the skills side of Unit 1 as this has not happened through their teaching over previous years and is clearly lacking.

    Essentially I am really struggling to teach the skills that they need to know to have a good chance in the exam without resources and any real direction as I have not had to teach this topic before in my PGCE. Any ideas of any activities or good resources would be massively appreciated.

    Thanks in advance! :) ... I clearly need help in how to do paragraphs on these forums too!
     
  2. Hi everyone!

    First time poster! So not really sure where to start!

    I am an NQT geography teacher in a small school where I am the only geography specialist teacher. I am enjoying my time (mostly!) but I have landed myself in a department which is non-existent, lacking in any real SoW or resources asides from a stash of geog.1,2,3 books and the Edexcel Geography A textbooks.

    Anyways.....

    I have a Yr 11 group which have had a slightly rough deal as they haven't really had a full time teacher for over 2 years with their last teacher being on long term sick and the time filled with supply teachers (No disrespect to them, I did that for a time!). My problem is that I am teaching them the whole course in a year (including retakes of exams and CA). I am trying to teach them the skills side of Unit 1 as this has not happened through their teaching over previous years and is clearly lacking.

    Essentially I am really struggling to teach the skills that they need to know to have a good chance in the exam without resources and any real direction as I have not had to teach this topic before in my PGCE. Any ideas of any activities or good resources would be massively appreciated.

    Thanks in advance! :) ... I clearly need help in how to do paragraphs on these forums too!
     

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