Schoolzone | Geographical Association review by Stefan

Geographical Association review by Stefan

Date: 05.05.2022

Review subject: Geography

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: Stefan, Deputy head

  • Urban Independent school 1309 pupils in Oxfordshire


Review rating:

Average rating across all Geographical Association reviews: 4/5

It's as good as or better than any other resource on Antarctica I have found.


How well does it match the curriculum?

Well: It covers the curriculum as well as we expected

I use the resources on Antarctica, especially those relating to Shackleton and the Weddell Sea.


How well does it support your school’s inclusion/diversity/equal opportunities policy?

Well: The content is inclusive and sensitively presented

They are fine.


How well does it support differentiation for the full range of the classes you use it with?

Reasonably: Would benefit from more support and challenge resources. I tend to have to build in differentiated materials myself.


How well does it engage and motivate pupils?

Well: Pupils generally enjoy using it and tend to welcome doing so

Good links to online resources especially.


How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?

Reasonably: There is some formative assessment included, but its usefulness is a bit limited

I would have to create these myself.


How well does it support planning?

Well: It’s fairly self-contained and can be used with minimal preparation

Good plans even though I have to adapt.


How well does it support home use / independent learning?

Reasonably: It could be used at home or independently, but pupils would need some extra support or resources

I used materials during online learning but I had to adapt quite extensively.


How would you rate it for value for money compared to similar resources?

Well: It’s worth the money and effort to introduce – more so than many similar resources I’ve seen

It's free!


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