Justin Woolliscroft

Lecturer in Education and Programme Director for Secondary PGCE

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education


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Justin is Programme Director for Secondary PGCE and Lead Tutor on the PGCE Secondary Geography programme.

He taught in an 11-18 school in Staffordshire, as Head of Geography and Curriculum Enrichment Coordinator, for 25 years.

Justin then went on to work as a consultant for the Geographical Association (GA) at their headquarters in Sheffield.

He coordinated the Secondary Geography Quality Mark (SGQM) and now acts as a moderator of SGQM applications received from schools.

Justin has led numerous GA courses focusing on subject leadership in schools and acted as a GCSE Chief Examiner from 2004-2017.



Research Interests

  • Teacher education


Author, Geography 1, 2 & 3 Workbooks (OUP 2015)

Joint Editor, KS4 Geography Teachers’ Toolkit (Geographical Association 2010)

Editorial Advisor, GCSE Geography OCR A (OUP 2009)

Consultant Editor, OCR General Studies for A-Level (Hodder 2008)



Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Geography
  • School Experience

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BEd
  • FRGS
  • C.Geog (Teacher)

External roles

  • Former Chief Examiner and Principal Moderator for an innovative GCSE syllabus
  • Moderator for iGCSE coursework for Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)
  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
  • Member of the Editorial Board for the GA’s journal, Teaching Geography

Professional highlights

  • Chartered Geographer (Teacher), through the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). This recognises teachers who can demonstrate competence, experience and professionalism in the use of geographical knowledge and skills in and out of the classroom.
  • International trainer for CIE who has led training in New Zealand, India, China and Italy since 2016.