Choose geography to understand climate change

According to a YouGov survey commissioned by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), geography GCSE is widely recognised as the subject to study in order to understand the effects of climate change. It also reveals that young adults are more likely to agree that studying geography can help you learn about climate change (82% of 18-24 year olds), compared with older generations (72% of 55+ year olds).

GCSE geography on the rise again

GCSE results were published this morning, Thursday 22 August 2019, by the Joint Council for Qualifications and show an increase in the number of students sitting the examinations in geography for the eigth year in a row.

Society celebrates 2019 A Level results

A Level results were published this morning, Thursday 15 August 2019, by the Joint Council for Qualifications and show an increase in the number of students sitting the examinations in geography.

Schools adopting Forest School methods see positive impacts on soft skills

New research, published today in the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) journal, The Geographical Journal, reveals that children enjoy Forest School activities yet some children struggle to frame the skills and knowledge they develop in these more informal settings as educational when compared with traditional learning activities that are associated with the current National Curriculum.

Homeless families housed in ‘temporary’ hotels for up to three years, with devastating effects

New research, published today in the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) journal The Geographical Journal, reveals the daily disruption homeless families living in temporary hotel accommodation experience.

Honours for highest achieving geography pupils

The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) has given Excellence Awards to the school pupils who achieved the highest marks nationally in the 2018 geography examinations.

Mobile work taking its toll on worker’s partners and families who struggle with their mental health

New research, published today in the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) journal Transactions, reveals the emotional impact experienced by the partners and families left behind by mobile workers.