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The Geographical Association is the leading subject association for all teachers of geography. Our charitable mission is to further geographical knowledge and understanding through education. Our journals, publications, professional events, website and local and online networks support teachers and share their ideas and practice. The GA represents the views of geography teachers and plays a leading role in public debate relating to geography and education.

(Company Number 07139068 and Charity Number 1135148)


Have a look at the map and zoom in to see who your nearest Champion is? As well as joining their 'group page' for discussions you may want to attend one of their forthcoming face to face sessions for high quality, free CPD (plus certificate, cake, biscuits, tea, coffee ...). Or, you may want to suggest an event in your local area that meets your needs. So get networking!

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The revamped and comprehensive Geographical Association (GA) website is now live. Lots for non - members and members alike and useful updates from the GA: the Trusted Voice for Geography.

GA Curriculum and Assessment guidance and documents for Geography complete and online

DfE Consultation on Assessment closed on December 18th 2014

 National Curriculum (England) 2014 Programmes of Study for Geography


Support and resources from the work of the DfE convened Geography Expert Subject Advisory Group (GESAG) This is an online resource to support teachers, tutors and student teachers in preparing for the new curriculum. The materials are NOT to be used for commercial purposes.


The Geographical Association is a partner in the government-funded Global Learning Programmes for England and Wales

Global Learning Special Autumn 2014 : a free download of a GA magazine special edition.  

 National Curriculum for England and Assessment information

Blog Posts

The Better World Detectives

Hi - Emma Espley and I have been working on a resource for TUI called the Better World Detectives.

The theme is Sustainable Tourism, and we have produced 6 fully resourced lessons with lots of enquiry and creative activities too... 

Could you…


Posted by Alan Parkinson on August 9, 2018 at 11:30

CPD Event from the GA: Going outside: ideas for primary geography fieldwork

This hands-on course uses the outdoor environment as the inspiration for developing your geography curriculum. The National Curriculum states that geography should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world that remains with them for the rest of their lives; what better way to achieve this than by immersing pupils in real-world geography outside of the classroom? The course will provide numerous ideas for engaging fieldwork and will increase teachers’ confidence in getting…


Posted by Harriet Brookes on March 8, 2018 at 15:00

Free art exhibition

There is a free art exhibition starting today at Portland Works by Naomi Hart (Leverhulme Trust artist in residence at University of Sheffield Geography Department) - all welcome!…


Posted by Harriet Brookes on March 1, 2018 at 11:08

CPD Event from the GA: Literacy through geography

In order to be judged as 'outstanding', Ofsted requires schools to demonstrate high levels of literacy. This course will demonstrate how geography can encourage pupils to engage with literacy, providing you with ideas to develop a rich and relevant curriculum which will give pupils excellent educational experiences. It will explore geography through stories, consider the use of images to develop speaking and listening, and think about sharing and justifying opinions in geography.…


Posted by Harriet Brookes on January 8, 2018 at 15:00

CPD event from the GA: Developing essential geographical skills

Aimed at geography students, trainees, early career teachers and NQTs

This one-day conference will support you in developing both your own and your students’ geographical skills. In a world of fake news, the keynote address (by Gapminder) and Workshop 1 will support a fact-based worldview which will encourage students to think critically about global trends and sustainable development. Workshop 2 focuses on developing your own skills by providing practical tips and advice from a…


Posted by Harriet Brookes on January 5, 2018 at 15:00

First Semester

In my first semester in St. Pat's, I got a taste of what sort of material will be taught in primary school geography. The range of different activities we did, such as going around the college and Drumcondra itself gave me an idea of how interactive the teaching of the subject can be, allowing the children to gain an understanding of their surroundings. 

Posted by Darragh Devilly on December 30, 2017 at 18:00 — 2 Comments

Educating under- and post-graduate geographers for/about/using the geographies of children and youth

Wednesday 10th January, 1000-1600

Lowther Room, RGS-IBG, Kensington Gore, London

This GCYFRG workshop is for anyone who is interested in using research on the geographies of children and youth in their teaching.

Just £20 waged, £10 unwaged!

Posted by Susan Pike on December 19, 2017 at 9:49

CPD Event from the GA: Outstanding teaching and learning in primary geography

This course will help you develop stimulating geography teaching and learning that will inspire and enthuse both pupils and members of staff. We will consider what constitutes high-quality geographical knowledge and skills, and how to plan for and evidence it. Taking a wider view, we will investigate how aspects of SMSC and British values can be taught in the context of geography.

Manchester - Wednesday 7 February 2018

Leeds - Wednesday 6 June 2018

More information and…


Posted by Harriet Brookes on November 18, 2017 at 13:00



What’s the most efficient way to teach enquiry based learning to the junior classes

Started by Niamh McKittrick Jan 6.


What is the best way to ensure that the lesson will grab all the children's attention so that they don't lose interest during the lesson?Continue

Started by Tara Wilson Jan 5.

Enquiry Questions

How many enquiry questions should be asked during one lesson?Continue

Started by Maryanne Sheehan Jan 3.

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Should geography be mainly thought outside or inside the classroom?Continue

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