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Resources to promote geography in your school

If you need help in raising numbers at both GCSE and A Level, a selection of resources are available here for you to use with your students.

Michael Palin’s letter promoting GCSE and A Level geography

This letter from Michael Palin (PDF) explains how important it is that students should choose to study geography. Copy this letter for students to pass on to parents, or use at option events. Read the letter for Scottish Schools (PDF).

Why I Love Geography video

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) ambassador and second year geography student Alastair Cochrane meets real life geographers who love their subject.

Alistair meets:

  • Dr Rita Gardner, director of the RGS
  • Ben Saunders, the youngest man to ski solo to the North Pole
  • Owen Wilson, promoting cycling and sustainability in London
  • Laura Fry, who makes new maps of Great Britain
  • Tori James, who has climbed Everest

Insights from these passionate individuals demonstrate just some of the many possibilities of the broad and diverse subject of geography.

Classroom resources

The Speech bubbles activity is a useful opener or warmer activity for younger pupils (Year 9 or 10) or older pupils (Year 11 upwards). It could be used by ambassadors or teachers to open a talk about careers with geography.

The Venn Diagram Activity is a useful warmer or opener for pupils of all ages to illustrate the range and flexibility of using geography in your career. Pupils can create more venns after interviewing graduate ambassadors or reading some of our case studies.

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