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21/10/18

Dinner after a busy day at Universal Studios https://t.co/dFxpLHvm67

20/10/18

The educators at Universal were blown away by how talented our students are

20/10/18

Practicing our best Mummy poses whilst waiting in line for the mummy ride https://t.co/nwO6UZYEQd

20/10/18

Had a great time learning about the amazing transformers ride https://t.co/QrVz1ZdorZ

20/10/18

HCACP student programming the transformers ride at Universal Studios!! Flying through the levels https://t.co/wftLoYW1Tp

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Getting ready to learn about the science of rides https://t.co/RvxS7x5ZP8

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Proud winner https://t.co/mPKnpEfW7M

20/10/18

A design a space badge competition at dinner! And the winner is........... https://t.co/WiTZvTurKc

20/10/18

Dinner after a long day at Kennedy Space Center https://t.co/cI5FDDKetB

19/10/18

A great day at NASA today! https://t.co/J7fYP1B6me

19/10/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Great 3 days of fun with all Yr7 students . Thanks for a great time! https://t.co/LU30TYIF27

19/10/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The Yr10 football finish the half term with a 100% record after defeating Kingston academy in the National Cup today. https://t.co/fkJTqISrmG

19/10/18

Hcacp student with an actual space shuttle! Scorch marks and all! https://t.co/lKGoaqXDoy

19/10/18

Some great questions to astronaut Jeremy Ross today https://t.co/hrp50mULYi

19/10/18

dining with astronauts and being inspired to be extraordinary https://t.co/dQ4braMspZ

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Jerry Ross talking us through his space shuttle flights https://t.co/z64Y4kYuGG

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Just sitting down to lunch with an astronaut https://t.co/6UDBenA3hm

19/10/18

currently in Tulse Hill, quite heavy traffic so probably nearer to 4.30 now

19/10/18

Arrived at Kennedy Space Center for a day of exploring and lunch with and astronaut https://t.co/zeCykttBtn

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Developing Decision-Making and Issue Evaluation Skills for GCSE Geography

Given the recent assessment changes in GCSE geography, students require a sharp set of skills and competencies including analysis, interpretation and evaluation of geographical information. This is partly examined through interpretation of resources as well as “assess” style questions. The new tests will also require students to demonstrate decision making and issue evaluation skills on either pre-release or information provided at the time of the exam. As such, students will need to decipher technical language, data and information as well as recognise complex and challenging viewpoints. They will likely be asked to reach a justified decision. 

This course will help participants understand the importance of decision-making and issue analysis skills within a framework of high quality teaching and learning.

Agenda:

1.00-2.00pm: Arrival, lunch and networking opportunities

2.00-3.15pm: Issue analysis skills, techniques and approaches.  Understanding the “toolkit” required to decipher complex geographical information and analysing options provided.  How to interpret values and opinions and handling pre-release resources (AQA).

3.15-3.40pm: Refreshment break and networking opportunities

3.40-5.00pm: Using issue analysis and decision-making skills in the test. Working in teams, participants will review the different styles of questions and mark-schemes, recognising how credit is awarded. There will also be a chance to mark work as well as suggestions as to feedback for students.

Trainer: David Holmes

A geographer and education consultant with specialist knowledge of fieldwork and assessment within Geography GCSE, AS and GCE. An experienced facilitator, both at face-to-face events and online solutions (Adobe Connect). Also a specialist trainer using the latest ArcGIS Online and Collector apps to provide bespoke solutions to a variety of customers. Author of a number of GCSE and A' Level texts as well as curriculum project manager and advisor to schools. David has a particular interest in creativity, technology as well as quantitative skills and how they can be harnessed in a transformative way in schools.

When: Thursday 1st March 2018

Where: Harris City Academy Crystal Palace

Time: 1.00pm - 5.00pm

Cost: £65 (Early bird tickets available via Eventbrite)

If you would like to attend this programme and would like an invoice to be prepared, please contact OforiM@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk