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The Geological Society is involved with education from primary level, through the keystages of the National Curriculum, to A-Levels.



Geology Career Pathways: Geology at School 

Visit our new interactive guide for students, teachers and parents. Find out about studying geology at school, applying for university, work experience and the national curriculum, as well as career options if you’re interested in the Earth.

Explore your pathway 

""Enter the 2017 National Schools Geology Challenge

The Challenge is now in its 7th year. Teams of A-level Science, Geology and Geography students compete in heats run by our Regional Groups, and go forward to a final at Burlington House.  Find out how to enter.


Geoscience Education AcademyGeoscience Education Academy: Free training for UK teachers: 25-28 July 2017

Run annually and free to attend, the GEA offers UK teachers a great opportunity to understand how to teach geoscience if it is not their principal subject. Register your interest for the 2017 Academy or find out what the Class of 2016 got up to.



Primary Science Teaching Award

The Education Committee was delighted to endorse Sue Fielding as the recipient of the Primary Science Teacher Award 2014. 

The nomination related strongly to fieldwork so we were delighted to support this award which encourages outdoor practical work at primary level. Well done, Sue!

Schools AffiliatesSchools Affiliate Scheme

The Geological Society provides support to schools in the UK wishing to understand more about Earth Sciences, and how to incorporate examples within the National Curriculum.


The National Curriculum

 Geology in The National Curriculum  

Visit our new online resource, Geology Career Pathways, for updated guidance on when Geology is taught in school and where it overlaps with other subjects in the science and geography curriculum.

EducationEducational Organisations Guide

An A-Z of educational organisations, with links to their websites


Junior MembershipJunior Memberships

For over 16-year-olds, find out about joining as a Junior Candidate Fellow or Candidate Fellow

RGS-IBG Teacher Training Scholarships


The new RGS-IBG Geography Teacher Training Scholarship programme will provide outstanding trainee teachers with significant support, including £27,500 tax-free funding.