Geography Ambassadors start training

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

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