The Geography Department is busy, innovative and aims to make every pupil welcome. The department offers a practical, enquiry-based approach to learning, which encourages pupils to achieve their geographical potential through making use of our excellent resources, fieldwork days and being able to relate the topics covered to modern society and the world around them.
In Lower School pupils study Geography at key stage Two, taught by class teachers and at key stage Three, Years 7, 8 and 9 by Geography specialist subject teachers. At both GSCE and A-Level, pupils engage in locally based field days, which not only provide them with the relevant work for their final examinations but also allows them to apply and enhance their classroom knowledge.
This is further developed in the Sixth Form where pupils can continue to study Geography at A Level or IB.
Our dedicated teachers have a wider range of interests within the broader subject and the department are involved with the local Geographical Association, attending lectures which invite speakers from Higher education and occasionally 'famous geographers', with previous guests including Iain Stewart and Michael Palin.
Geography is a popular subject and pupils cover a wide range of current issues, in our opinion the relevance of the subject is unquestionable, allowing pupils to understand how the landforms they see were created and thinking about their future world in terms of the population, urbanisation, development and most importantly sustainability.