WHAT WE DO
The learning style adopted in the department is investigative, with the focus on questioning rather than rote learning. Preparation for examinations is meticulous; and students have a clear outline of exactly what is required and how to maximise their exam performance.
The programme of study within the department is always evolving to reflect the dynamic nature of Geography.
In Years 7 and 8 the students’ eyes are opened to a wide variety of topics from ‘Coffee’ to ‘Globalisation and Fashion’. There is a strong emphasis on teaching geographical skills in order to promote independent learning.
In Year 9 as well as studying the ‘Geography of Crime’ students study ‘Tourism’ and ‘Natural Hazards’.
Our GCSE students are now studying for the Cambridge IGCSE which we feel provides a traditional foundation to a wide variety of geographical topics. Taught in a dynamic way this qualification is the perfect stepping stone to studying geography at a higher level.
At A Level we continue the investigative theme. Half the course looks at Physical Geography and half at Human and Economic Issues. We follow the Cambridge International I ALevel syllabus at A level. Each student is taught by two staff, one for Physical and one for Human Geography.