Due the dynamic nature of Geography there are endless opportunities for students to connect with the subject, making it directly relevant to their lives. Through tackling concepts and issues in an engaging way we aim to not only improve their understanding of the world around them with core geographical knowledge but develop skills such as literacy, numeracy and oracy which will equip them for life after school.
We strongly believe in giving students the opportunities to experience real life Geography outside the classroom, making connections between theory and place. Through geographical enquiry students are taught skills for life such as problem solving, practical techniques and statistics as well as character education virtues such as persistence, teamwork and creativity. Students are given a number of fieldwork opportunities at both GCSE and A-level, fostering a curiosity about the world. Students are encouraged to investigate key issues, thinking critically and assessing evidence, developing abilities that are sought after by higher education institutions and employers alike.
Therefore, not only does the study of Geography help students to become responsible global citizens who understand how people and environments interact, the plethora of skills developed through the subject greatly enhances student opportunities in the future for employment or further study. Having a geography qualification can be advantageous when applying for jobs in a variety of sectors, including environment and sustainability, education, commerce, the public sector, transport and tourism.