Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment

Our response reiterates the position that metrics cannot adequately capture originality, significance and rigour of academic outputs

Initial Teacher Training (ITT) market review

The Society does not wish to see geography’s positive progress constrained by additional stress placed on the supply of new geography teachers. It is for this reason that the Society cannot support the current recommendations with respect to the proposals for the accreditation and reaccreditation of courses and the recommended timescale.

Department for Education/Ofqual consultation on how GCSE, AS and A level grades should be awarded in summer 2021

Our response to this consultation support teachers’ use of a wide range of evidence, that any papers provided by the Exam Boards be optional, and that (where practical) teachers give ‘broadly comparable’ weighting to their students’ NEAs.

Policy options for geographic information from Ordnance Survey

Our response welcomes the proposed release of certain OS datasets, and argues for sustained long-term funding for OS and MasterMap.