Extending knowledge about the Middle East

With 5% of the world’s population but only 1% of its water, conflicts over basic resources are a source of underlying tension in the region. This topic is explored through lesson plans, activity sheets and background information in this KS3 resource.

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Investigating climate change

This page contains links to teaching resources and information for students on climate change. Most are aimed at secondary and post 16 but some cover KS2 and HE.

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Eight new thought-provoking images linked to places and themes in the 2014 national curriculum. Each has a strap line and an informative caption.

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GCSE reform update (26.01.15)

Ofqual have completed a consultation on the conditions and regulations for GCSE geography. Find their proposals and the GA’s response here, alongside a summary of the changes and advice from the GA.

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Teaching British values in geography

Useful information about how geography can support Ofsted’s requirement to teach about British values. There is a free poster and lesson ideas for use with primary pupils, a fully-resourced lesson for KS3, and links to other relevant GA resources.

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Online CPD

These free CPD courses have been written by a primary or secondary geography specialist and come with resources to use in your classroom.

Global Learning Programme

A five-year project funded by the DfID to promote awareness and understanding of global issues from KS2 to KS3 (can apply to all KS).

Teaching British values

Useful information and KS3 resources about how geography can support Ofsted’s requirement to teach about British values.

GA Annual Conference 2015

University of Manchester, 9–11 April. Every year we welcome more than 800 delegates to take part in lectures, workshops, field visits and social events.

Revised Quality Mark frameworks

QM frameworks have been updated in the light of recent Ofsted guidance, Teacher Standards and National College of School Leadership advice.

Top Ideas for geography

The GA's Secondary Phase Committee has produced Top Ideas publications on topics including exam revision and promoting GCSE geography at option time.


Useful guidance and support for planning and developing your geography curriculum, as well as ideas for specific activities.


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