By studying Geography students are encouraged to apply their knowledge and understanding to complex global issues along with placing themselves in an ever changing world.
In years 7, 8 and 9 students study a range of Physical and Human Geography. They will look at the physical processes that create our planet and how they affect the way we live. Students will learn about the formation of mountains, the tectonic processes and how the earth changes over time. They will investigate different countries and cultures and compare them to their own. They will be encouraged to enquire, explore and become independent learners.
In years 10 and 11 students follow the AQA Geography A GCSE course. This has equal weighting on Physical and Human Geography. There is a strong focus on UK Physical Geography and students will be encouraged to try and get to understand their local surroundings in much more detail. The Human Geography course researches how places develop and change over time. There is still a strong emphasis on fieldwork and investigation.