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Student GIS Training and ICT/GIS CPD Event
On Wednesday 13th January the department welcomed Jason Sawle, an ESRI UK Education Consultant to explore the world of GIS with our current Year 13 students, supporting their Geographical Skills examination. Jason ran an hour workshop for students, providing a hands-
That evening the geography department also hosted and ran a CPD event for local geography teachers, in conjunction with Cambridgeshire branch of the Geographical Association. 29 geography teachers from around the county gathered to explore two main themes (i) The use of new technologies in Geography and (ii) The Integration of GIS into the Geography Curriculum -
Year 9 Amazing Animals
Our Year 9 students are currently studying Rainforests as part of a unit on World Biomes. On Friday 5th February, the whole of Year 9 and some of our VI Form Geographers had the chance to get hands-
Geography club meet every Thursday lunchtime in N15 and is run by Miss Raine and Miss Booth. It is a great social opportunity to meet other people in year 7 and 8 with similar interests as well as extending and deepening geographical knowledge and understanding. Students are currently designing their own geographical themed game on a subject that interests them.
Year 11 Revision
As we reach February half term, we reach the start of the main preparations for the final exams in May/June. Thorough revision, backed up with practise of past papers is key to student success. Our extensive revision programme begins after half term, every Wednesday after school. The Year 11 Geography revision programme can be accessed here: http://www.geobytes.org.uk/yr11revision2016.html.
Students have also been issued with past paper booklets and the homework timetable (as of half term) is available at: http://www.geobytes.org.uk/yr11homeworktimetable2016.html. We would also encourage students to make use of the online revision resources at www.geobytesgcse.wordpress.com, including downloadable revision cards, podcasts and interactive past papers. GeoTweet bitesize revision sessions will commence in March and revision reminders etc. will be posted on our twitter feed @StIvoGeography and Facebook page).
VI Form Geography Ambassadors
This half term has been the first full half term of our new VI form geography ambassadors scheme, involving 20 students from our current Year 12 cohort. Students have opted into the scheme which gives an opportunity for our VI form Geographers to share their enthusiasm for Geography with younger students, promoting the subject and supporting in a variety of activities, including:
We have already had some very positive feedback with regards to the work of our ambassadors and there are lots of forthcoming events which they will helping out at.
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