The study of geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. It helps young people make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world.
It explains where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how people and their environment interact, and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected. It builds on students’ own experiences to investigate places at all scales, from the personal to the global.
What will your child learn in our subject?
In Year 7 students will be learning about The Living World, Africa, Food and Energy, Water and the Land and Map Skills. In Year 8 we move on to Weather and Climate, Asia, Coasts, Settlement and Restless Earth. In Year 9 topics include Going Global, Population Change, Coasts, Economic Developments and Environmental Concerns. Geography inspires pupils to become global citizens by exploring their own place in the world, their values and their responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet.
Last year the Geography team undertook a successful fieldwork trip to Norfolk.
Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips
In Geography, staff are planning more fieldwork visits. We are looking at local and overseas destinations.
What is special about us?
In the future geographers will have the opportunity to use the school’s own weather station to monitor and predict local weather!
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