Schoolzone | Geographical Association review by Geogteach500

Geographical Association review by Geogteach500

Date: 27.04.2022

Review subject: Geography

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: Geogteach500, Head of year

  • Urban Independent school 276 pupils in Dorset


Review rating:

Average rating across all Geographical Association reviews: 4/5


How well does it match the curriculum?

Reasonably: It’s good enough for the money, but needs some additional resources

Some great ideas but needs more planning information.


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

Well: The content is inclusive and sensitively presented

An area we are constantly working on.


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

Well: A large majority of resources are suitably differentiated for pupils

There is always room for improvement in this area.


How well does it engage and motivate pupils?

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

Pupils tend to like the resource ideas.


How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?

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

We need to assess more in this subject area.


How well does it support planning?

Reasonably: Mostly we can use it without an unreasonable amount of effort or additional resource requirement

More information would be helpful.


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

Lots of ideas to encourage independence.


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

Not overpriced so can’t complain.


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