"Geography is a living, breathing subject, constantly adapting itself to change. It is dynamic and relevant. For me geography is a great adventure with a purpose."
So many of the world's current issues, at a global scale and locally, boil down to Geography - and we need the Geographers of the future to help us understand them. Global warming as its affects, food and energy security, the degradation of land and soils from over-use and misuse, the spread of disease, the causes and consequences of migration and the impacts of economic change on places and communities. These are just some of the challenges facing the next generation, which Geographers must help solve.
Geography is a subject that helps young people secure employment. Many companies prize the knowledge and skills that studying Geography can provide and Geography in higher education is thriving. Geography students are among those gaining greatest satisfaction from their studies, and Geography graduates have a relatively low level of unemployment.
In Geography all students follow the National Curriculum at Key Stage 3. The aims of the curriculum are to enhance students’ understanding of the world around them, their part to play in that world and how they can shape it in the future. Students will study a wide range of countries and continents through class work and their own research projects as part of their homework.
At Key Stage 4 the subject is a popular choice and has a track record of good results. Students study the AQA GCSE syllabus, with a two year course including Physical and Human Geography topics.
Students are encouraged to use ICT skills to help develop their researching and presentation of geographical information.
Fieldwork is an important part of KS3 and KS4 Geography with trips taking place every year for students.
Key Stage 3 – Conkers, Cadbury World, Zoolab
Key Stage 4 – Carding Mill Valley, Stratford-Upon-Avon