Geography in Years 7-9 is designed to provide a solid foundation to GCSE whilst allowing pupils to explore a diverse range of relevant topics from Flooding to Fair Trade. Geography lessons seek to engage pupils using a range of activities, which reflect multiple learning styles; solving mysteries, debates, practical fieldwork and video-making all take place regularly.
GCSE Geography continues to be a popular choice and over 70% of pupils have achieved an A* or A in past 3 years. The residential field trip to prepare for coursework is always a highlight and lessons continue to focus on developing the way pupils study as well as the topic in question.
We have been very encouraged in recent years by the number of students who have been inspired by their A level Geography course to pursue careers in development, ecology, field studies and oceanography. Lessons at A level are more informal and smaller teaching groups allow individual passions to be explored. 75% of students have achieved A grades in the past 3 years.
Field trips are a key part of learning this subject! Regular field trips, both day and residential are organised, destinations including the Eden Project, Lake District, Shropshire and Exmouth to name but a few.