“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth”
Geography is a broad-based academic subject which is rich in skills, knowledge and understanding. As a subject, linking the arts and the sciences, it is highly flexible and diverse; synthesising our knowledge of the natural environment with an understanding of how people create the places in which we live.
‘Geography explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future. What could be more important than that?’ Michael Palin 2007
The study of geography is understanding the complexity of our planet together with appreciating the diversity of cultures across the continents; then using that knowledge to help understand the World, bridge divides, and bring communities, nations and the World together.
|Miss C Senior
|Mr R Wells
|Teacher of Geography
|Mrs J Luanga
|Teacher of Humanities
The department has two teaching rooms. Each room is equipped with a PC, projector and interactive white-board. Students have access to 30 laptops within the department to support their studies. There are also textbooks, maps, atlases, websites, games and DVDs available in the department, all of which enrich the learning experience for the students.
Extending Learning and Enrichment Activities
The Geography department encourages learning outside of the classroom in several ways. From the start of Year 7 students are encouraged to work independently on extended projects which can be tailored to their interests. The department provides a wide variety of enrichment activities including the following:
- KS3- Plant study in the school grounds and ‘Tropical Animals’ enrichment day
- KS4- Field visits to Formby Beach, Manchester City Centre and Rivington.
The department is also responsible for organising and running revision and intervention sessions for KS4 students:
- Year 11 Revision is currently held after school – students are to refer to the whole school revision/intervention timetable for further details.