The Geography Department are a team of enthusiastic and committed Geographers.
We utilise a wide range of teaching methods to ensure all students have access to an up-to-date and stimulating curriculum. Such activities include role play, discussion, debates, ICT presentations and independent study.
The Department aims to increase awareness of current issues, to encourage independent thought and critical thinking skills, whilst encouraging an awareness of global citizenship.
Study within the OCR GCSE (9–1) in Geography B (Geography for Enquiring Minds) specification consists of: Our Natural World, People and Society and Geographical Exploration. The specification will engage learners through the exploration of a number of geographical topics encapsulating both the geography of the UK and the rest of the world. Learners will be encouraged to make links between topics and challenge their previous ideas developed in geography through an enquiring approach to the content.
The full course content is outlined below:
Our Advanced level students follow the OCR syllabus
The Department firmly believe that effective Geographical study must include fieldwork opportunities and we offer a range of fieldtrips to our students. At KS3, weekend fieldtrips are offered, using local sites and Year 8 students participate in a coastal visit.
In KS4, out students travel to Swanage, Dorset for a three-day fieldtrip and at Advanced level, we offer a river trip in conjunction with Thames 21, a investigative day in London Docklands and are currently looking towards a residential fieldtrip too.
In addition to our curriculum-linked fieldtrips we have run many “Awe and Wonder” trips; designed to enhance and expand our student’s geographical experiences. In the past, these have included visits to Iceland, New York, the south of France, Italy, Scotland, Wales and the Lake District.
Visit our fieldwork trips gallery below