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 developing critical thinking students.
What will your child learn in our subject?
In Year 7 students will be learning about The Living World, Map skills, Food and Energy, Water and the Land. Students also have the opportunities to undertake mini field trips building vital geography skills. In Year 8 we move on to Weather and Climate, urbanization in Nigeria, Coasts, Settlement and Restless Earth. In Year 9 we begin by developing vital Key Stage 4 skills. Students complete additional mini field studies and also study Water on the land, Changing economic world, dangerous environments, UK coastal landscapes. Urbanization in the UK.
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.
Geography is an increasingly popular choice for students growing every year. Last year a number of field study trips were completed, Changing land value in London, River studies to River Chess and River Tillingbourne. Students got to experience the work of real geographers getting into rivers and measuring different river variables.
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?
Geography is considered an excellent facilitating subject for many courses at University and college. It teaches a wide range of skills leading to numerous job prospects. Catographer Commercial/residential surveyor Environmental consultant, Geographical information systems officer,, Planning and development surveyor, Secondary school teacher, Town planner, International aid/development worker, Landscape architect, Logistics and distribution manage, Market researcher, Nature conservation officer, Sustainability consultant, Tourism officer, Transport planner, geologist.