We aim to broaden knowledge and understanding of the wider world – both physical and human / cultural; and cultivate a love of geography. We want our students to know about places and processes and the interactions between these things which create the surrounding landscapes. We want our students to learn the importance of stewardship and to foster an interest in protecting the earth and an innate understanding of sustainable development. We aim to promote cross-cultural understanding and empathy within and between communities. We believe in keeping abreast of the latest developments in pedagogy and adapting / trialling /adopting useful methods and practice to support students’ learning, whilst recognising that what works for one subject / teacher / learner will not be successful across the board and having confidence in what works for us. We believe in responsive teaching to benefit all learners, and autonomy (balanced with consistency) to help bring out the strengths of all of our teachers and consequently; our students.
Mrs Jane Ayling
Head of Geography
Miss Bethany Bridgwater
Mrs Nicola Harriott
Studying geography provokes questions and provides answers about the natural and human world.....
Students study natural geographic concepts such as map reading, earth movements, climate change, water, landforms and geology as well as topics involving human geography
Students investigate the interaction of people and environments, exploring the opportunities and constraints that face people in different places as well as the importance of sustainable development
The A level course develops an awareness of some of the greatest challenges facing our world today; from climate change and natural disasters to migration and globalisation.