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
Drawing on a lifetime exploring British landscapes, Nicholas will describe how we have modified our habitat since the tundra thawed 12,000 years ago and why we should value our island story.
10 October 2016
In 2015 Fearghal climbed, hitched and paddled across the Bolivian Altiplano. Fearghal examines this journey making a passionate case for why experience is essential to understanding the world.
16 March 2016
This year’s top school geography pupils have been named, as the Young Geographer of the Year 2014 results were announced at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) on Friday 28 November.
1 December 2014
What is gender equality and why is it so important to geography?
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