David Holmes, co-author of many of the GCSE and A-level textbooks students use, regularly visits The British School oGeographyf Paris to deliver training about the latest in British Geography teaching and learning practice.

In his workshops in early January 2017, David highlighted the knowledge and skills that we expect our Year 7s to be able to master year-after-year towards Year 13 and into higher education. Careers such as being an environmental consultant, or an economic growth and government analyst, or a social activist supporting integration of refugees in European host countries all require the skills that a BSP Geographer has.

The latest 2016/17 changes to the GCSE and A-level require more mathematics, science, fieldwork (yes, there will be more field trips!), and ICT skills from our students. For example our students will be able to create, analyse and scrutinise maps, ‘Big Data’ and their own field data using the latest in ArcGIS (Geographical Information Systems) software. All year groups have a lot to look forward to in Geography at The British School of Paris.