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Created by Alan Parkinson Mar 16, 2009 at 9:46am. Last updated by Anne Greaves Nov 15, 2012.

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Sarah Dixon replied to Alan Parkinson's discussion Which specification are you thinking of going for and why? in the group New GCSE Specs for 2016
"We have opted for the Edexcel B too "
Sarah Dixon joined Alan Parkinson's group

New GCSE Specs for 2016

Discussions regarding the new GCSE specifications which are starting in 2016.See More
Iain Palot joined Hannah Hainsworth's group

Geography and Education Dissertation

A group to discuss profile raising measures for Geography in Secondary Education
Feb 3
Iain Palot joined Alan Parkinson's group

GA Consultants

Details on GA Consultants, and opportunities for consultants to undertake project work.
Feb 3
Sam Powell is now a member of Geographical Association Network
Feb 2
Profile IconJoanne Meredith and Emma Johnstone joined Geographical Association Network
Feb 1
Richard Carpenter posted a discussion

BCS Children’s Map Competition for 2016 - just eight weeks left

British Cartographic Society Children’s Map Competition for 2016The BCS Children’s Map Competition is sponsored by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) to encourage the creative and graphic representation by children of their environment.…See More
Jan 29

GA Merchandise

A range of GA branded merchandise is now available from our CafePress GA Merchandise Store.

T-shirts, mugs, coasters, bags and much more! Products feature the GA logo or 'Geography is my World' design. 

The GA accepts no responsibility for product quality nor for any loss or damage in transit.


Interested in Primary Geography ? Join the thriving Primary Geography Champions Ning 

The Ning now has WELL OVER 1400 members, and a thriving community feel for Primary practitioners...
Check it out and join today.




We now have over 3000 members! Thanks to all of you who have joined us, but please remember to keep contributing. Let us know what you are doing, and how the GA can further support your work.

This network was set up as a way of providing an additional level of support for Geography teachers and all those involved in the teaching and learning of Geography, wherever you may be in the world.

Download a USER GUIDE to help you get to grips with the Ning if you are new to all this. If you have any problems contact Becky Kitchen, Secondary Curriculum Leader at the GA ( Also get in touch if you have suggestions for possible content or features, or questions.
Please add an image to your PAGE so that we can produce a more welcoming look to the home page. Your real name would be better than a 'nickname': this is a community of and for professionals.


BCS Children’s Map Competition for 2016 - just eight weeks left

British Cartographic Society Children’s Map Competition for 2016The BCS Children’s Map Competition is sponsored by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) to encourage the creative and graphic…Continue

Tags: competition, Maps

Started by Richard Carpenter in Uncategorized Jan 29.

Schools for Future Youth Project Report

See discussion and attachment on Early Years Group especially if into global geography.Continue

Started by Rachel Bowles in Sample Title Jan 17.

Twitter Q&A tonight! #GAQualityMark 1 Reply

Paula Owens and Becky Kitchen will be holding a Quality Mark Q&A session on Twitter tonight (Monday 14th December) from 4 - 6pm.  If you have any questions about the Quality Mark do ask us using…Continue

Started by Becky Kitchen in Sample Title. Last reply by Becky Kitchen Jan 7.

Aims of education interesting blog by Robin Alexander…Continue

Started by Rachel Bowles in Sample Title Jan 4.

GLP Partner Schools can use e-credits to pay for a Quality Mark application

The Global Learning Programme is a significant project funded by UK Government to promote awareness and understanding of global issues from KS2 to KS3.  If you are registered as a GLP Partner School,…Continue

Started by Becky Kitchen in Sample Title Dec 14, 2015.

Teacher Resource Pack for World Class Geography

The Teachers' Resource pack for the Geography strand of Leeds DEC's World Class Teaching project has now been published!  This exciting resource is bursting with innovative teaching ideas and tools…Continue

Started by Becky Kitchen in Sample Title Dec 14, 2015.

Geographical Association - Leeds Branch

The Geographical Association has over 30 Branches around the country which enable like-minded geographers to get together.  The Leeds Branch is currently looking for geographers who would be…Continue

Started by Becky Kitchen in Sample Title Dec 3, 2015.

South America Photographs

Dear All,I am creating a presentation on South America. Specifically we will be looking into the Amazon rain forest.I was wondering if anyone had any photographs i could use? Obviously they would be…Continue

Started by Jonathan Ridd in Sample Title Nov 25, 2015.

Blog Posts

PGQM cluster group

I have been approached by a few individuals/schools locally as they wondered if I would support them in the establishment of a PGQM cluster group, so that they can brainstorm ways to present evidence and share ideas of possible teaching and learning activities.

If you are applying for the PGQM this academic year (2015-2016) and are based in Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire or Worcestershire, then do leave a comment below or send me an e-mail (

It is likely that our first cluster group meeting will take place one morning during the first or second week of Term 3.

Posted by Mrs Emma Espley on November 18, 2015 at 10:00

@gasigict the online presence for the ICT Special Interest Group

I set up the Twitter account and a blog to spread the discussions held at our three annual meetings. The Twitter account has morphed into more of a global newsfeed which I try to update on most days of the year. It includes feeds from several parts of the world to provide resource links or news on events. The blog was intended to support this but has not taken off so far.

I am currently reviewing our presence before our next meeting on the 14 November and would welcome feedback from any GA members or staff.


Andy Knill

Posted by Andy Knill on November 6, 2015 at 10:13

Sail the Book

I am a high school science teacher and have been adapting primary source, maritime books for Google Earth touring. It's a fun way for learners to explore science, history and geography at:

Posted by Ira Bickoff on January 15, 2014 at 10:08

Project: Survey Earth in a Day 2.0

I wanted to tell you about a worldwide event happening on June 21st (solstice) at Noon.  Survey Earth in a Day 2.0. …


Posted by Justin Farrow on April 8, 2013 at 1:43

Curriculum Change Diagram

From Alan Kinder

A useful roadmap through the impending changes

Posted by Alan Parkinson on February 23, 2013 at 17:46

Eyjafjallajokull FREE online study aid for the classroom

We have just commissioned an online study resource for you - suitable for KS3, GCSE and A Level and written by two leading Geography teachers David Rogers and Simon Ross.

Everything you and your students ever wanted to know about Iceland's famously unpronounceable volcano - even how to say it!
You will have access to case study material, classroom lessons covering topics from tourism to plate tectonics and managing natural hazards. Video footage of the eruption and its impact, several maps and diagrams and all this combined with stunning imagery to bring the eruption to life.


To register for you FREE resources go to

Posted by Lorraine Silvester on November 17, 2011 at 14:36

Geography Teaching in Inclusive Higher Education


Check out recent paper "A Reflective Assessment of My Practice as a Geography Teacher in Inclusive Higher Education". Freely available in BJER:


Also interesting resources (articles, videos etc) on webpage for geography and geopolitics:

Posted by James Leigh on September 19, 2011 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Free GIS training events through late June & July.....

Interested in GIS in school but not sure where to start ?

The folks at ESRI UK, with whom we've been working for the last year are putting on a range of FREE taster sessions over the next few weeks.

They are taking place in a range of venues, and there are 2 options.

1. Face to face taster sessions…


Posted by Alan Parkinson on June 24, 2011 at 9:48

Join the GA..

The GA offers support for regions through a network of around 40 branches across the UK. Check the GA website for details. 

If you would like publicity for your network or event on this page, contact Lucy Oxley at the GA on 0114 2960088.


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This featured in the September 2010 issue of GA Magazine, and is still live on the GA website.
Very best wishes to all those who started their teaching experiences this year in 2015 / 2016

Latest Issue of GA Magazine

Autumn 2015 issue available for download from GA website, along with other journals for subscribers.


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