Schoolzone | National Geographic Society review by Kate

National Geographic Society review by Kate

Date: 27.04.2022

Review subject: Geography

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: Kate, Geography coordinator

  • Urban LA maintained school 244 pupils in Wiltshire
  • Ofsted rating: Requires improvement
  • FSM: 26.6%


Review rating:

Average rating across all National Geographic Society reviews: 3.7/5

Different range of activities but limited by the topics it covers


How well does it match the curriculum?

Badly: There are many gaps in curriculum coverage

It has a few resources you can use


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

Reasonably: There is some representation of minorities and no real stereotyping

It presents differences fairly


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

Reasonably: There is nothing for SEND

There is no adaptation


How well does it engage and motivate pupils?

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

They enjoy the range of tadks


How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?

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

You would need to supplement it


How well does it support planning?

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

You need to be mindful of SEND pupils


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


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

Reasonably: It represents about the same value for money as similar resources I’ve seen

You need to carefully read it and make adjustments



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