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Why Study Geography?


Because Geography Matters ! Geography is not only up-to-date and relevant, it is one of the most exciting, adventurous and valuable subjects to study today. So many of the world’s current problems boil down to geography, and need the geographers of the future to help us understand them. Geography not only gives better spatial awareness so that we know where things are but deals with the big issues today. It is the only subject that gives the full picture on sustainable living, fairtrade, poverty, the spread of disease, the future of energy resources, causes of migration, urban regeneration, food miles, floods, droughts, hurricanes and hazard management. It changes daily as the world changes and therefore is the most relevent subject to your life.

So what is Geography all about?

Geography is unique as a dynamic and ever changing subject. It distinguishes itself with its study of human and physical patterns and the interaction of people and their environment in shaping the landscape. It also makes a wider contribution to the curriculum in the skills and personal development and also the moral, social and cultural development it fosters. Geography is an essential component in preparing young people for life in the twenty-first century. As the pace of change quickens, communications get faster and challenges to the environment multiply, a knowledge and understanding of geography and the skills it provides is more vital than ever.

Geography is consistently one of the most popular free option choices at Key Stage Four in the school, which states a lot about the quality of teaching, learning and motivation within the department. Staff are dedicated to ensuring that pupils reach their full potential and to creating a vibrant and inspirational environment for learning.

There is a positive ethos, reflecting the department’s commitment to high achievement with effective teaching and learning which is reflected in the high standard of external examination results.