Geographical Association review by StefanDate: 05.05.2022
Review subject: Geography
Reviewer: Stefan, Deputy head
- Urban Independent school 1309 pupils in Oxfordshire
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