Schoolzone | Geographical Association review by Karen

Geographical Association review by Karen

Date: 27.04.2022

Review subject: Geography

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: Karen, Headteacher

  • Urban Academy 320 pupils in Swindon
  • Ofsted rating: Good
  • FSM: 21.9%


Review rating:

Average rating across all Geographical Association reviews: 4/5

Their recommendations for resources to purchase are good.


How well does it match the curriculum?

Well: It covers the curriculum as well as we expected

We use lots of their resources but not all of them.


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

Well: The content is inclusive and sensitively presented

We are impressed with the resources we have used.


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

We have been pleased with the level of challenge.


How well does it engage and motivate pupils?

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

Works well.


How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?

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

We don’t tend to use it for assessment in all areas.


How well does it support planning?

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

Supports planning well.



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

Happy with the cost.


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