The Society commissioned a significant piece of independent research using the Department for Education’s National Pupil Database and linked HESA data to know more about who is choosing to study geography at different levels.
25 November 2020
The winners of the 2020 Young Geographer of the Year competition have been announced.
23 November 2020
Congratulations to Emily Chandler, who is the recipient of this year’s Rex Walford Award.
14 October 2020
Our autumn programme of teacher CPD events is now available to book online.
26 August 2020
Congratulations to everyone receiving their GCSE geography results today.
20 August 2020
Congratulations to everyone receiving their A Level geography results today.
13 August 2020
We are delighted to announce the recipients of our 2019 Excellence Awards and congratulate the students who achieved the highest marks nationally in last year’s summer examinations.
15 June 2020
There are only three weeks left for geographers wanting to start their teacher training in autumn 2020 to apply for our Geography Teacher Training Scholarship programme.
4 June 2020
The Society and the Financial Times are pleased to announce the launch of our joint School Essay Competition for 2020.
22 May 2020
This year our medals and awards recognise 22 different people or organisations for their outstanding contributions to geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, artwork, and public engagement.
18 May 2020
With the Society currently closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are hosting our summer programme of teacher CPD events online.
29 April 2020
We are delighted to announce that our Weddell Sea educational resources have received a Highly Commended Award from the 2020 Geographical Association (GA) Publishers’ Awards.
17 April 2020
This year’s Young Geographer of the Year competition is now open for entries.
14 April 2020
The latest episode of our Ask the geographer podcast, features East Londoner Victoria Ayodeji and her remarkable journey from Hackney to the University of Cambridge.
6 April 2020
We are very pleased to have received funding from the Flotilla Foundation to build on our work as educational partner for the Weddell Sea Expedition.
23 March 2020
The Society is delighted to be working with the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (managed by MEI) to launch our new Geography and Core Maths initiative, funded by the Department for Education.
16 March 2020
This year marks 200 years since the discovery of Antarctica, and to celebrate the British Antarctic Territory (BAT) is running a competition for children aged 4-17 to design an official postage stamp for the territory.
11 March 2020
We are delighted that our Migrants on the margins educational resources were finalists in the Free Digital Content or Open Educational Resources category of the 2020 Bett Awards.
11 February 2020
The deadline for applications to the Frederick Soddy Schools Award has been extended to Monday 3 February.
24 January 2020
Every year, the Frederick Soddy Schools Award offers grants of between £200 and £600 to teachers leading groups of pupils, from UK and Ireland schools.
4 December 2019
Last week over 50 secondary geography teachers visited the Society to share their ideas and good practice for teaching geography in the classroom, as part of our annual TeachMeet event.
28 November 2019
We are delighted to announce that our river and coastal fieldwork resources were commended at the 2019 Scottish Association of Geography Teachers Annual Conference Publishers’ Awards.
22 November 2019
The winners of the 2019 Young Geographer of the Year competition and Rex Walford Award were presented with their awards in a ceremony held at the Society on Tuesday 12 November.
13 November 2019
Applications for our Geography Teacher Training Scholarships for those planning to start their teacher training course in September 2020 are now open.
30 October 2019
The Society and the Financial Times are delighted to announce the winner and highly commended students of their joint Schools Essay Competition that asked students to discuss whether it is better for the world to be wealthier or more equal.
24 October 2019
We are delighted that our Migrants on the margins resources have been awarded the 4-star award, in the Curriculum Impact category, of the Teach Secondary 2019 Awards.
7 October 2019
We are pleased to announce that our new app for schools is now available to download on iOS and Android devices.
25 September 2019
With the topic of climate change in the spotlight, the results of a recent online survey, commissioned by the Society and undertaken by YouGov, have revealed that geography GCSE is the most widely recognised subject to study in order to understand the effects of climate change.
20 September 2019
After this summer’s successful exam season, the next generation of geographers are currently enrolling on their GCSE and A Level courses.
6 September 2019
22 August 2019
15 August 2019
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.
26 July 2019
We are delighted that our Migrants on the margins educational resources have been shortlisted for a Teach Secondary Award for curriculum impact.
24 July 2019
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.
22 July 2019
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.
3 July 2019
A parliamentary debate held earlier this week about teaching migration in the school curriculum highlighted the Society’s school resources about this issue.
21 June 2019
To mark Refugee Week, we’ve worked with Professor Heaven Crawley, to produce educational resources for geography teachers at GCSE and A Level.
17 June 2019
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.
6 June 2019
Congratulations to this year’s recipients of our Innovative Geography Teaching Grants, Dr Lisa Ficklin and Grace Healy.
28 May 2019
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.
23 May 2019
We held a physical geography fieldwork day for teachers to support the better use of local sites for fieldwork and strengthen local teacher networks.
16 May 2019
The Society’s new series of online careers profiles showcase the diversity of jobs that studying geography can lead to.
13 May 2019
We have plenty of freely available resources on our website to help you with your revision during exam season.
1 May 2019
A new section of our website allows teachers to share their ideas on how to inspire students about geography.
24 April 2019
We have launched a new set of educational resources based on our Field Research Programme, Migrants on the margins.
9 April 2019
This year’s Young Geographer of the Year competition is now open for entries.
5 April 2019
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.
1 April 2019
Today is World Water Day, an annual observance day that highlights the importance of fresh water.
22 March 2019
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.
14 March 2019
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.
6 March 2019
We are delighted to announce that our Weddell Sea Expedition resources have been selected as a finalist for The Education Resources Awards.
27 February 2019
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.
25 February 2019
Our Alexander Awards Summer School 2019 is now open for applications.
21 February 2019
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.
18 February 2019
The Weddell Sea Expedition has been forced to conclude its search for the wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance.
15 February 2019
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.
11 February 2019
We are pleased to announce that the Society is now a partner of the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) programme.
8 February 2019
The Society is delighted to be continuing our Data Skills in Geography project in 2019, thanks to additional funding from the Nuffield Foundation.
4 February 2019
Our next lecture exclusively for School Members is on the carbon cycle and takes place on 6 February at 5.00pm.
30 January 2019
The deadline for this year’s Innovative Geography Teaching Grants is fast approaching.
21 January 2019
Sir Ron Cooke, an eminent physical geographer and former President of the Society, has kindly supported a new award for A Level students.
16 January 2019
The Society is delighted to announce a new grant scheme to support school fieldwork and expeditions.
4 January 2019
The Society has launched a new set of educational resources to help UK schools engage with the Weddell Sea Expedition.
19 December 2018
A series of animations produced by the Society were Highly Commended at the 2018 Scottish Association of Geography Teachers Annual Conference Publishers’ Awards.
7 December 2018
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?’.
29 November 2018
Our newest cohort of Geography Ambassadors begin their training over the coming weeks in preparation for their first school visits.
19 November 2018
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.
12 November 2018
The Society’s primary school geography resources have been awarded 3 stars as part of the Teach Primary Resource Awards 2018.
8 November 2018
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.
5 November 2018
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.
15 October 2018
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.
5 October 2018
The Society is delighted to announce that our Geography Teacher Training Scholarships programme has received additional funding from the Department of Education.
27 September 2018
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.
26 September 2018
The deadline for this year’s Young Geographer of the Year competition is fast approaching.
24 September 2018
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.
7 September 2018
The new school year has begun and the Society is here to help support you and your studies.
6 September 2018
The Society is delighted to have received further funding to continue and develop our Data Skills in Geography programme
5 September 2018
This year’s cohort of Geography Scholars kick-started their teacher training year with a fieldwork residential earlier this month.
28 August 2018
The Society congratulates all those students receiving their GCSE geography results today.
23 August 2018
Congratulations to all of our Geography Ambassadors who have graduated this summer.
21 August 2018
Congratulations to all the students who are receiving their A Level geography results today.
16 August 2018
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.
10 August 2018
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.
2 August 2018
If you missed our latest School Member lecture on water security in the 21st century, you can now watch the whole talk online.
6 July 2018
The Society's Ambassador programme has recently aligned with the University of Liverpool's student Higher Education Achievement Report.
2 July 2018
With exam season well underway we'd like to wish everyone the very best of luck in the geography GCSE and A Level exams.
29 May 2018
18 May 2018
This year's Excellence Awards recipients have been announced.
16 May 2018
Two of the Society's educational resources have received awards from the Geographical Association.
30 April 2018
The winners of the 2017 Young Geographer of the Year competition and Rex Walford Award have been announced.
29 November 2017
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.
12 October 2017
Geography GCSE numbers are at their highest for 16 years after increasing for the sixth consecutive year.
24 August 2017
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.
25 August 2016
Director Dr Rita Gardner responds to reforms announced today on the content and assessment of geography GCSE
9 April 2014
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