Build an outstanding Key Stage 3 Geography curriculum -Teacher CPD

The new national curriculum for Geography is the most radical curriculum review of the last 25 years for Geography teachers and subject leaders. This CPD course for teachers will help you to identify, plan and implement changes to meet the needs of the new National Curriculum and support your preparations for OfSTED.

We will focus on the renewed emphasis on locational and place knowledge, physical and human processes and explore skill elements such as the integration of map work into schemes of work.

This course is for:

  • Teachers of Geography at KS3/4
  • Heads of Geography
  • Curriculum leaders

David will concentrate on the following aspects:

  • Using the new programme of study to empower school geography and engage learners
  • The big picture: research and Ofsted findings
  • Developing a robust fieldwork programme
  • 'Raising the bar'? How to meet the needs of all learners
  • The demise of national curriculum levels: rethinking assessment
  • How to manage change in your department: priorities and strategies.

Presenter profile

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David Gardner is currently Lecturer in Education PGCE Secondary Geography at the Institute of Education in London, as well as chair of the Geographical Association’s Education Group and a freelance consultant. He has also been a Lecturer in Geography Education at Goldsmiths University and the Open University.

David was a secondary geography teacher for 28 years, as well as head of Humanities, ICT Coordinator and Deputy Headteacher. He joined the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), the national authority responsible for the national curriculum, curriculum design and qualifications in England in 2005. During this period he was the national adviser for geography, global dimension and sustainable development, going on to lead the implementation of the new secondary curriculum in 2009 and curriculum guidance and support. David is the author of a range of successful geography textbooks and teacher guides often with a focus on using ICT to enhance geography learning.

Feedback from teachers on David's course

A very informative course that has given me practical information to go back and work on.
Excellent – loads of food for thought – I’ve been reinvigorated!
A very useful and important opportunity to stand back, reflect and renew determination to plan for exciting geography.
Thank you David for a great course. Your energy and enthusiasm was very refreshing! Some amazing ideas that I will definitely use. Interesting to hear from teachers at different stages of their careers.
Thank you. I feel more assured to be able to focus on basics of geography, especially map skills, in all of my lessons without having to think solely about exam success.
Excellent knowledge – such depth and nuance and very useful in giving ideas about how to adapt the new curriculum to my school. Good resources handed out during the day

Cost: £145 per delegate which includes lunch and resources; £199 for 2 teachers from the same school.


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