Back to school

After this summer’s successful exam season, the next generation of geographers are currently enrolling on their GCSE and A Level courses.

Congratulations: GCSE results day

Congratulations to everyone receiving their GCSE geography results today.

Congratulations: A Level results day

Congratulations to everyone receiving their A Level geography results today.

Society supports the Gender Action Schools Award

We are delighted to be a supporter of the Gender Action Schools Award, an initiative which promotes and supports a whole-school approach to challenging stereotypes, and ensuring all young people can reach their full potential.

Migrants on the margins resources shortlisted for Teach Secondary Award

We are delighted that our Migrants on the margins educational resources have been shortlisted for a Teach Secondary Award for curriculum impact.

Congratulations to our Teacher Training Scholars

Congratulations to all our Teacher Training Scholars who have completed either their first year of teaching or their training as part of our Scholarship programme.

Previous winners reflect on our Young Geographer of the Year competition

We caught up with some of the previous winners of the Young Geographer of the Year competition who explained the role the competition played in getting them to where they are now.

Society’s school resources praised in parliamentary debate

A parliamentary debate held earlier this week about teaching migration in the school curriculum highlighted the Society’s school resources about this issue.

Refugee Week

To mark Refugee Week, we’ve worked with Professor Heaven Crawley, to produce educational resources for geography teachers at GCSE and A Level.

Students awarded for excellence

We are delighted to announce the recipients of our 2018 Excellence Awards, and congratulate the pupils who achieved the highest marks nationally in last summer’s geography examinations.

Innovative Geography Teaching Grants recipients announced

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of our Innovative Geography Teaching Grants, Dr Lisa Ficklin and Grace Healy.

Ron Cooke Award recipient announced

The first Ron Cooke Award has been awarded to Gregory Pearson for his A Level Independent Investigation An investigation into the form and nature of scree slopes on the North side of the Ogwen Valley.

Physical geography fieldwork day strengthens teacher networks

We held a physical geography fieldwork day for teachers to support the better use of local sites for fieldwork and strengthen local teacher networks.

Career profiles showcase where geography can take you

The Society’s new series of online careers profiles showcase the diversity of jobs that studying geography can lead to.

Resources to help with your revision

We have plenty of freely available resources on our website to help you with your revision during exam season.

Share your teaching ideas

A new section of our website allows teachers to share their ideas on how to inspire students about geography.

Migrants on the margins resources now available

We have launched a new set of educational resources based on our Field Research Programme, Migrants on the margins.

Where can geography take you?

This year’s Young Geographer of the Year competition is now open for entries.

Society responds to Ofsted consultation

The Society has responded to the Ofsted consultation on the Draft Education Inspection Framework, which sets out how Ofsted proposes to inspect schools, further education and skills provision, and registered early years’ settings.

World Water Day

Today is World Water Day, an annual observance day that highlights the importance of fresh water. 

Climate change is a key part of geography

With another nationwide climate change strike planned for tomorrow, our Head of Education and Outdoor Learning, Steve Brace has highlighted that climate change is a key part of geography.

Careers week: the statistics say choose geography

It is National Careers Week, so what better time to remember that if you want to understand our world, help to shape the future, and have a rewarding career that pays well, geography is the subject for you.

Weddell Sea resources shortlisted for The Education Resources Awards

We are delighted to announce that our Weddell Sea Expedition resources have been selected as a finalist for The Education Resources Awards.

Resources to help students choose geography

It’s the time of year when pupils are choosing which subjects to continue studying at both GCSE and A Level and we have a range of resources to encourage them to choose geography.

Apply now for the Alexander Awards Summer School

Our Alexander Awards Summer School 2019 is now open for applications.

Book a Geography Ambassador visit

Our Geography Ambassadors are a great way to introduce pupils to the many benefits of studying geography, and where it can lead them in the future.

Weddell Sea Expedition ends search for Shackleton’s Endurance

The Weddell Sea Expedition has been forced to conclude its search for the wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance. 

Extreme weather learning resources

Based on a research project looking at extreme weather events in the past, present and future, we have put together a series of resources to help students learn about extreme weather.

Society joins Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme

We are pleased to announce that the Society is now a partner of the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) programme.

Data Skills in Geography project continuing into 2019

The Society is delighted to be continuing our Data Skills in Geography project in 2019, thanks to additional funding from the Nuffield Foundation.

School Member lecture: the carbon cycle

Our next lecture exclusively for School Members is on the carbon cycle and takes place on 6 February at 5.00pm.

Apply now for Innovative Geography Teaching Grants

The deadline for this year’s Innovative Geography Teaching Grants is fast approaching.

Ron Cooke Award for the A Level Independent Investigation

Sir Ron Cooke, an eminent physical geographer and former President of the Society, has kindly supported a new award for A Level students.

Frederick Soddy Schools Award

The Society is delighted to announce a new grant scheme to support school fieldwork and expeditions.

Weddell Sea Expedition poster going to all UK schools

The Society has launched a new set of educational resources to help UK schools engage with the Weddell Sea Expedition.

Society animations ‘Highly Commended’

A series of animations produced by the Society were Highly Commended at the 2018 Scottish Association of Geography Teachers Annual Conference Publishers’ Awards.

Young Geographers of the Year announced

The winners of the 2018 Young Geographer of the Year competition and Rex Walford Award were announced on Wednesday 28 November, after answering the question ‘What makes the Arctic unique?’.

Geography Ambassadors start training

Our newest cohort of Geography Ambassadors begin their training over the coming weeks in preparation for their first school visits.

Working together to #ChooseGeography

The Society recently held a workshop with representatives from 35 universities, to explore how geography can be better promoted within schools, and how applications at degree level can be encouraged.

School resources win Teach Primary award

The Society’s primary school geography resources have been awarded 3 stars as part of the Teach Primary Resource Awards 2018.

Weddell Sea Expedition: schools resources

The Society is joining the Weddell Sea Expedition as educational partner and will be sharing the expedition’s scientific findings with schools across the UK and internationally through specially written schools resources.

Need help with your university application?

UCAS is now open for applications for courses starting in 2019, but with over 80 UK universities offering more than 1,400 geography-related courses it can seem a little daunting knowing where to start and how to choose.

Discover the Arctic with our new website

The Discovering the Arctic website has been refreshed and updated and is now fully responsive – so you can easily access all of its inspiring resources on any device.

Further funding for Geography Teacher Training Scholarships

The Society is delighted to announce that our Geography Teacher Training Scholarships programme has received additional funding from the Department of Education.

Students get hands-on with geography

A Level students from across the UK took part in the Society’s annual Alexander Awards Summer School at the Field Studies Council Juniper Hall field centre in late August.

Enter now for this year’s Young Geographer of the Year competition

The deadline for this year’s Young Geographer of the Year competition is fast approaching.

Society supports Esri in promoting GIS to schools

The Society, in collaboration with Esri UK and the four exam boards AQA, OCR, Pearson Edexcel and WJEC/Eduqas, has sent a letter of encouragement to schools across the country to sign up to a free subscription of ArcGIS Online.

Young Geographers get a head start with our support

The new school year has begun and the Society is here to help support you and your studies.

Society receives funding to continue Data Skills programme

The Society is delighted to have received further funding to continue and develop our Data Skills in Geography programme

Scholars in the field before starting teacher training

This year’s cohort of Geography Scholars kick-started their teacher training year with a fieldwork residential earlier this month.

Congratulations: GCSE results day

The Society congratulates all those students receiving their GCSE geography results today.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to all of our Geography Ambassadors who have graduated this summer.

Congratulations: A Level results day

Congratulations to all the students who are receiving their A Level geography results today.

Are you Going Places with geography?

As part of our work to highlight the benefits of studying geography at all levels and to promote the wide range of careers that geography can lead to, we hold regular Going Places events for Year 9 and Year 12 students.

Why it pays to choose geography

If you want to better understand our world, a rewarding job that pays well and to help shape the future, then look no further. Report after report tells the same story: choose geography.

Water Security in the 21st Century

If you missed our latest School Member lecture on water security in the 21st century, you can now watch the whole talk online.

Efforts of Geography Ambassadors recognised

The Society's Ambassador programme has recently aligned with the University of Liverpool's student Higher Education Achievement Report.

Revision resources

With exam season well underway we'd like to wish everyone the very best of luck in the geography GCSE and A Level exams.

What makes the Arctic unique?

This year’s Young Geographer of the Year competition is now open for entries.

Excellence Awards announced

This year's Excellence Awards recipients have been announced.

A Level resources receive Geographical Association Award

Two of the Society's educational resources have received awards from the Geographical Association.

Young Geographers of the Year announced

The winners of the 2017 Young Geographer of the Year competition and Rex Walford Award have been announced.

New Geography Teacher Training Scholarships announced

As our first cohort of 111 Scholars start their training programmes this term, we are delighted to receive approval from the Department for Education for a new round of Geography Teacher Training Scholarships for individuals starting their training in September 2018.    

Geography GCSE numbers continue to grow

Geography GCSE numbers are at their highest for 16 years after increasing for the sixth consecutive year.

Big increase in numbers taking GCSE geography

7% increase in GCSE candidates – second only to Additional Science (for subjects with entry greater than 100,000) Number of students studying geography GCSE increases for fifth consecutive year, with 15,958 more candidates sitting an exam than in 2015.

Welcoming a new GCSE in geography

Director Dr Rita Gardner responds to reforms announced today on the content and assessment of geography GCSE