Senior School

Geography

Geography is a subject that furnishes our students with skills that they carry forward and use in life beyond school. We teach our students to think like a geographer, to develop an enquiring mind and to think critically about issues affecting the world and our lives, now and in the future. Our students investigate how landforms have been created, how landscapes are managed and how humans hold the key to the future.

The importance of a sustainable world is instilled from Year 7 and our students learn to appreciate the delicate nature of the physical world with topics such as hazards, climate change and resource management. Students learn how the world is constantly changing and how the use of technology alters the way in which we live and work.

We visit a wide range of natural and human environments that brings Geography to life. Destinations include the New Forest National Park to study rivers; the Jurassic Coast to investigate coastal landforms and management; Sandbanks and Hengistbury Head to collect data; and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Canary Wharf to study urban regeneration. In addition, Iceland is the main port of call for our geographers and every pupil studying Geography GCSE is offered the opportunity to enjoy a trip to this wondrous land of geographic interest.

We strive for academic excellence and our students will be challenged and stretched to reach their full potential. Every student receives personalised feedback and support and, at GCSE, our students receive course booklets for each topic studied that have been produced in a way that will help achieve the highest grades in a creative and interesting way. As a result, our pupils take great pride in their work and consistently aim to achieve their very best.

A Level Geography 

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