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Geography

Studying earth's landscapes, places and more

What is Geography?

Geography is the study of the earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live.

Our aim is to provide pupils with a stimulating and enjoyable route to success in Geography. We want every girl to achieve their very best while encouraging a lifelong passion for learning about the world around them.

RGS membership

The department’s membership of the RGS allows online access to the Society’s inspirational lectures from leading geographers, as well as a host of educational resources. We would also strongly encourage our Sixth Form Geographers to become Young Geographer members as this gives them entrance to the Society’s prestigious Monday night lectures, a monthly copy of Geographical magazine and access to a wealth of online resources such as the Geography in the News website.

Middle School learning

In Years 7, 8 and 9, girls enjoy a varied and dynamic selection of both Human and Physical Geography topics. Learning activities favour the use of ICT, role playing, pupil presentations and enquiries. Field trips in each year support the work that is done in the classroom.

Year 7: Ordnance Survey maps, Rivers and Settlement
Year 8: Deserts, deciduous woodlands, rainforests, weather and climate, Kenya, population
Year 9: Economic Development, Changing Industry and the role of TNCs, Geology and Tectonic Hazards

GCSE

Geography is a popular GCSE choice. We follow the AQA GCSE (9-1) Geography syllabus.

Year 10

Urban Challenges, The Physical Diversity of the UK, The Living World, Climate Change and The Changing Economic World.

Year 11

The Challenge of Natural Hazards, River Landscapes, The Challenge of Resource Management.

Fieldwork is a vital aspect of studying Geography. As part of the GCSE course we visit the Olympic Park to study urban regeneration and Flatford Mill Field Studies Centre where we study river environments. These trips support paper 3: Geographical Applications