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

Latest Activity

Roisin McAteer posted a status
"The GA is conducting a survey to measure how secondary schools resource geography fieldwork. To take part follow this link"
May 23
Roisin McAteer replied to Becky Kitchen's discussion Large GCSE cohorts and fieldwork
"The GA are conducting a survey to measure how secondary schools resource geography fieldwork, the funding available for geography fieldwork and the number of field visits experienced by pupils across the secondary age range. The survey has 18…"
May 23
Rachel Bowles replied to Patricia Kavanagh's discussion Global learning Programme Partner schools needed
"  Hi Trish,  Have just left a message on your phone - please say what GLP stands for [Greater London Project?]  - and what is required from the schools . Have you left a message on the Champions…"
May 18
Patricia Kavanagh replied to Patricia Kavanagh's discussion Global learning Programme Partner schools needed
"We are located in North London."
May 18
Patricia Kavanagh posted a discussion

Global learning Programme Partner schools needed

We urgently need some more partners schools to join our cluster of school engaged in the 3rd wave of the GLP for England. Primary or Secondary schools are welcome and we adopt a collegiate approach to our meetings. If your school is interested or…See More
May 18
Patricia Kavanagh posted a status
"On my way to Sheffield"
May 18
Profile IconSarah Lowe, Nick Langmead, Brendan Conway and 6 more joined Geographical Association Network
May 16
Roisin McAteer posted an event

Annual Conference 2017- Inclusive geographies at Guildford

April 20, 2017 to April 22, 2017
In 2017 the GA’s Annual Conference will return to the University of Surrey, Guildford, on Thursday 20–Saturday 22 April.My theme for the 2017 Annual Conference is Inclusive Geographies? The posing of a question is deliberate here, because I hope…See More
May 12

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.


Large GCSE cohorts and fieldwork 7 Replies

Do you have very large cohorts (in excess of 150) opting to take geography for GCSE?What issues do you have with organising fieldwork and how have you overcome them?Any suggestions gratefully…Continue

Started by Becky Kitchen in Sample Title. Last reply by Roisin McAteer May 23.

Global learning Programme Partner schools needed 2 Replies

We urgently need some more partners schools to join our cluster of school engaged in the 3rd wave of the GLP for England. Primary or Secondary schools are welcome and we adopt a collegiate approach…Continue

Started by Patricia Kavanagh in Sample Title. Last reply by Rachel Bowles May 18.


We will be following Aqa next year- first year with Aqa. We are looking for schools who would be able to collaborate and share resources for the course

Started by Gayle in Sample Title May 11.

AQA - A-level New Spec

Hi All,Just researching the new changes to A-level spec for AQA - has anybody started looking at a SOW or overall plan of action with the new spec.ThanksMattContinue

Started by Matthew Lowe in Sample Title May 9.

Brand new Drought resources

Hi all,I hope you’re well and enjoying this glorious weather!Just to let you know that ActionAid UK has released a new, free resource focusing on the current drought in east Africa.It can be used as…Continue

Tags: resources, drought

Started by Daniel Wardle in Sample Title May 6.

GA Conference 2016

So, conference is over for another year.  For those that attended - what were your highlights?For those that missed the Teachmeet it can be viewed on YouTube at…Continue

Started by Becky Kitchen in Sample Title Apr 11.

British Science Week 11-20th March

British Science Week runs from 11-20th March but there are lots of activities to get involved with before then…Continue

Started by Becky Kitchen in Sample Title Feb 25.

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.

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. 

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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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