This September, the return to school is marked by the start of new geography GCSE and A Level courses
The new courses include welcome, yet substantial changes with both courses requiring a stronger command of geographical knowledge. At GCSE this includes greater coverage of the UK’s geography, while A Level now includes the carbon cycle, global governance and the study of place through the lens of cultural geography.
There are also more explicit requirements concerning data skills, mapping and GIS. In addition, geographical fieldwork has been strengthened with A Level students having to spend at least four days in the field.
To help teachers and schools with these changes, the Society has produced as series of online resources and is running training events about the new topics and skills, as well as continuing the focused programme which supports data skills in geography.
For more details see www.rgs.org/schools
Schools and Education
With Christmas just around the corner, Society membership is the ideal gift for the geographer in your life.
16 December 2019
The Society today announces four new Editors for its journals and book series. The new Editors will start their roles on 1 January 2015.
24 October 2014
Plan a visit to the Foyle Reading Room to consult and research items in our Collections.
Dr Katie Hall is a GIS Education Consultant at Esri UK.
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