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Geography: A Guide for Non-Specialists

Improve your knowledge and boost your confidence to deliver great geography lessons

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Suitable for: Experienced teachers who are new to teaching geography and TAs who would like to enhance their subject knowledge.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 7914WW
Price: £299.00 + VAT or hold in-house
Timings: 10am - 4pm Book Now

Teaching an unfamiliar subject can be daunting. This course will offer practical guidance and tips to help you build upon your existing teaching skills and explore how these can be successfully transferred into the context of the geography classroom. As your confidence grows it will help you to increase enjoyment and engagement and maximise the achievement your students. Key curriculum topics, popular lesson activities and common problem areas will be discussed.

  • Understand the key concepts and skills of a geographical education
  • Have an overview of the requirements of KS3 and GCSE geography
  • Consider how you can transfer your own subject-teaching skills into successful geography teaching
  • Look at creative ideas for making your geography lessons engaging and motivating
  • Discuss the topics, including fieldwork, that can sometimes be harder to grasp
  • Develop strategies to move towards outstanding geography


Being a geographer
  • Understanding key geographical concepts
  • Geographical skills – what are they?
  • The requirements of the KS3 National Curriculum and GCSE Geography programmes of study
Transferring your skills
  • What makes a good teacher?
  • Using your best ideas from your specialist subject to teach geography
  • Applying your everyday experience to geographical topics
Motivation and engagement
  • Applying your everyday experience to geographical topics
  • Getting outside – fieldwork and geographical enquiry
  • Teaching the tricky topics
Aiming for outstanding
  • What are the particular features of an outstanding geography lesson?
  • Small changes for big impact
  • Taking a risk

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