Science and Society

Our response to the follow-up consultation on "A Vision for Science and Society" by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (now Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy). Our response argues that geography should be recognised more widely as a part-STEM discipline.

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.

Proposed changes to the assessment of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2022

Our response to this consultation rejects the proposals on the basis that they would introduce inequality into the assessment of GCSE geography in 2022.

New A levels: subject content consultation

We state that the revised A level content is not approproate and duplicates new GCSE content, but welcome the reintroduction of internally-assessed coursework