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Stretching More Able Students in Geography

Support your most able students to achieve outstanding learning and progress

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Suitable for: Anyone, from NQT to experienced teacher, who delivers geography in a secondary setting. It will also benefit middle leaders such as the Head of Geography, the Head of the Humanities Faculty or anyone with responsibility for improving the quality of teaching to support the learning and achievement of more able students.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 7910WW
Price: £299.00 + VAT or hold in-house
Timings: 10am - 4pm Book Now

To ensure that our most able geography students can achieve their potential it is important to specifically address their needs in our schemes of work and lesson objectives. Ofsted has noted that in schools that are doing well in their provision there is early identification of the most able so that teaching can be adapted and a flexible curriculum designed to allow them to be extended and challenged.

  • Recognise the key characteristics that identify outstanding ability in geography
  • Establish high expectations and encourage growth mindsets
  • Devise activities that extend learning in both depth and breadth
  • Stretch and challenge your students through better questioning and classroom talk
  • Develop higher order thinking, problem-solving and creativity in your students
  • Consider how to enrich learning beyond the classroom


Identifying more able students in geography
  • Characteristics that may identify your gifted geographers
  • Awareness of key features that can mask high ability
  • Using evidence of high ability to plan ahead
Growth, GRACE and Differentiation
  • Nurturing Growth Mindsets
  • Using the GRACE principle
  • Effective differentiation to add depth and breadth to learning
Stretch and challenge
  • Stretching learners through improved questioning techniques
  • Effective strategies for encouraging higher order thinking and creativity
  • Using student choice to develop independent learning and engagement
Practical ideas for lessons
  • Thinking tools workshop
  • Sharing good practice
  • Extending the learning beyond the classroom

Mon 19th Mar 2018

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Fri 6th Jul 2018

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Wed 28th Feb 2018

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Wed 16th May 2018

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Mon 5th Mar 2018

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Mon 18th Jun 2018

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Thu 26th Apr 2018

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