Geography is a very dynamic subject which examines man’s interaction with planet earth. The subject familiarises, informs and examines the pupil’s world from a local through to an international perspective. The department aims to instill, in the pupil, an understanding and responsibility for planet Earth. Students are taught that their actions, as a member of the human race, can have consequences upon other citizens and the environment they live in.
The study of Geography inspires pupils to think independently and draw conclusions using their own experiences. It also encourages pupils to develop a series of life skills which are based around the key disciplines of literacy, numeracy and ICT.
Students are taught to handle, analyse and evaluate qualitative and quantitative data. They are expected to analyse their information using numeracy skills and explain their findings and conclusions through fluent written work. Much research and presentation of work is supported by the pupil’s use of ICT.
The department wishes to produce students who are inquisitive about their surrounding environment, have the ability to research the questions they pose and communicate their conclusions effectively.