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Plate Tectonics

Volcano map

Visit our online resource, aimed at students aged 14 - 16. Learn how the theory of plate tectonics has developed, watch animations of what happens at different plate margins, and the tectonic history of the UK.


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

Geoscience Education AcademyGeoscience Education Academy

Free to attend, the GEA offers UK teachers a great opportunity to understand how to teach geoscience if it is not their principal subject. Post-meeting resources from the 2014 GEA will be available soon.

The National Schools GeochallengeNational schools geology challenge

Find out who won in 2014 and how your school can take part in the 2015 challenge.


Schools AffiliatesSchools Affiliate Scheme

At the GSL we can provide support to schools in the UK wishing to understand more about Earth Sciences and how to incorporate examples within the National Curriculum.


The National CurriculumThe National Curriculum

Information from KS1 to post 16 qualifications and beyond.


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

A Level Lectures

A Level lectures

Monthly Lectures for A Level Students, aimed at providing a university lecture experience & useful course material.

The 12 November Lecture at Keele University has been cancelled
December Lecture details available soon