The Geographical Association (GA) is delighted to announce so far 51 schools were awarded the Secondary Geography Quality Mark (SGQM) in September 2015.
The SGQM award process encourages and supports schools to reflect on their work and strive for the highest quality in their teaching. All the award winners undergo a rigorous moderation process, and the team of assessors were hugely impressed by the manner in which all are continuing to embrace new and innovative approaches to teaching geography. The SGQM, now into its 9th year, recognises student attainment, progress and achievement in areas such as geographical knowledge, understanding, values, skills and concepts, and sets expectations about the quality of teaching in geography. It aims to promote effective subject leadership and management, helping subject leaders raise the standards of geography in their schools.
Jacques Szemalikowski, Head of Hampstead School says:
"This is an excellent recognition of the importance and excellence of geography at Hampstead School. We are delighted to receive this award, that reflects our commitment to the subject right from Year7 through to A level."