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Schools

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

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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 

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National Schools Geology Challenge: 2017 winners announced!

The Challenge is now in its 7th year. Teams of A-level Science, Geology and Geography students compete in a national final at Burlington House, after regional heats run by our Regional Groups.

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Geological Society STEM Ambassadors

Ambassadors give geoscience talks, workshops, careers information and other support to schools. Request a visit or sign up as an ambassador.
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Geoscience Education Academy: Free training for UK teachers

Applications are now open for the 2017 Geoscience Education Academy (25-28 July). Free to attend, the GEA offers teachers a great opportunity to understand how to teach geoscience if it is not their principal subject.

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Terrific Scientific: An exciting new BBC primary science initiative

We have developed resources to support a new BBC initiative for 9-11 year olds, with UK-wide experiments on a variety of topics. Discover your inner scientist and find out how your school can take part. 

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Schools Affiliate Scheme

Free to join and open to all UK schools, our Schools Affiliate scheme provides support to schools teaching Earth Sciences as part of the Science, Geography or Geology Curriculum.
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Geology in The National Curriculum

Visit our 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.
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Junior Membership of the Geological Society

Find out how to join the Geological Society as a Junior Candidate Fellow or Candidate Fellow, and alternative organisations for under 16's.
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Educational Organisations Guide

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

School resources by level

Key Stages, GCSEs and A Levels refer to the National Curriculum taught in England, Wales & Northern Ireland; Levels, Standards and Highers refer to the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence.

New Factsheet: Fossils

Read our latest factsheet for primary school students.