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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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Alan Kinder replied to Rachel Bowles's discussion Assessment
"Here is the free-to-download advice and guidance from the GA on 'assessment beyond levels' - making use of the GA's benchmark standards from 5-16 years. You can see more at…"
Dec 3
Duncan Hawley joined Alan Parkinson's group

GA Consultants

Details on GA Consultants, and opportunities for consultants to undertake project work.
Dec 2
Duncan Hawley joined Alan Parkinson's group

Supporting Geography Teacher Networks Group

Joining geography advisers, inspectors, teachers & consultants together to create and share ideas of how geography teacher networks can be supported.See More
Dec 2
David Jackson joined Alan Parkinson's group

Iceland Resource

A resource by, and for, teachers planning to either visit Iceland with students, or to use it as a context for teaching about extreme environments or tectonic / glacial processes. A new resource area of the GA website will go live in 2011.
Nov 17
Profile IconJessica griffith and Adila Shafqat joined Geographical Association Network
Oct 6
Ian woodhouse is now a member of Geographical Association Network
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Kathryn Chalkley joined Amy Lewis's group

PGCE Trainee teachers/NQTs

A group for PGCE students to share ideas, resources and information
Sep 22
Profile Iconfaye reading, Hugh Gilroy, margaret costello and 4 more joined Geographical Association Network
Sep 16

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've now reached 2500 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 as part of the Action Plan for Geography.

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 Alan Parkinson. Also get in touch if you have suggestions for possible content or features, or questions.

We are aware that some schools will filter this website as it classed as 'social networking' rather than 'professional networking'. We have produced a letter which can be downloaded and sent as an attachment on requests for unblocking at school level. The person to contact will vary between local authorities. If in doubt, ring your County Hall.

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.


Assessment 1 Reply

The following attachments may be of interest - apologies if you already follow National Network for the Cambridge Primary Review on Linkedin [e.g.…Continue

Tags: tables, transitions, Primary, Assessment

Started by Rachel Bowles in Sample Title. Last reply by Alan Kinder Dec 3.

Global Learning Programme 1 Reply

      When revising your curriculum for Sept 2014 give a thought to the Global Learning Programme ( GLP)The Global Learning Programme is a significant project funded by the Department for…Continue

Started by Rachel Bowles in Sample Title. Last reply by Rachel Bowles May 27.

Empty Classroom Day

Have you noted June 20 2014 as 'Empty classroom day - to get out doing things? See…Continue

Started by Rachel Bowles in Sample Title May 12.

Resource Centre 34 Replies

Use this space to upload and talk about your work.

Started by Anne Greaves in Uncategorized. Last reply by Helen Robinson Feb 28.

Development and change in South India

Helen Martin, Head of of Lavington Park Federation Graffham Infant and Duncton CE Junior Schools, in West Sussex. will lead a ten day trip to South India, 3rd – 14th August 2014,to understand how…Continue

Tags: secondary, interested, people, primary, water

Started by Rachel Bowles in Sample Title Feb 7.

British Cartographic Society UKHO Junior Mapmaker Award for 2014

The UKHO Junior Mapmaker Award is sponsored by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO), in conjunction with the British Cartographic Society (BCS), to encourage the creative and graphic…Continue

Tags: maps, cartography

Started by Richard Carpenter in Uncategorized Jan 20.

Annual Conference April 2014

 Hurry - register early and save £10 a day before Jan 6See…Continue

Tags: Primary, BIrd, Early

Started by Rachel Bowles in Sample Title Dec 31, 2013.

Teachers resources -where food comes from?

Geography lesson: 'Where food comes from', including a case study of a chocolate bar with the origins of its different ingredients. The lesson will tackle the concepts of food miles and carbon…Continue

Tags: carbon, footprint, miles, waste, food

Started by Society of Biology in Sample Title Oct 22, 2013.

Blog Posts

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

GA Conference

Had a fantastic time over the couple of days. Most of the workshops I attended were excellent, with some really useful materials and ideas. Loved the Key note lecture on Gap minder.


Posted by Richard Titley on April 18, 2011 at 20:24 — 1 Comment

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

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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 PGCE/GTP/NQT experiences this year in 2012/13.

Latest Issue of GA Magazine

Spring 2013 issue  available for download from GA website, along with other journals for subscribers.


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