Geography is a study of the world, its
landscapes and its people. It is about
where things are and why they are there.
It is a very broad subject that links in to many other subject
areas. For Geography students to fully
understand their world we also teach some Science, History, Economics,
Mathematics, and of course English.
Geography is about analyzing data. This may include maps, photos, diagrams, graphs
and numerical data. It is both the
breadth of the subject and its analytical nature which make it a popular
subject amongst employers and universities.
The subject is divided in to two main
branches, Physical Geography and Human Geography, and we cover a mixture of both
aspects in each year of Lower School. Topics
studied in the Lower School include: reading and understanding maps and Atlases,
weather & climate, the world’s energy and resources and volcanoes and
earthquakes to name but a few.
Department follows the Edexcel GCSE syllabus A.
This is an excellent course which prepares students well for further
study. It includes an element of
coursework, in the form of a project. Students will collect their own data
during a field trip, which they well then analyse and discuss. This project is
worth 25% of the overall marks. The remaining marks are distributed over three
Paper 1 = Geographical
Paper 2 = Physical
Paper 3 = Human