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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 


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. Water experiments begin on 6 February! Discover your inner scientist and find out how your school can take part. 


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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Educational Organisations Guide

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