Geography is taught in two spacious and modernised classrooms, both of which are equipped with interactive whiteboards.
Our aim is to encourage an interest in and understanding of our surroundings on a local, national and global scale. All topics include elements of Thinking Skills, Geographical Skills and topic content. Fieldwork is an integral part of learning and pupils will take part in several trips during their studies.
Year 7 topics studied are: Transition Topic, Atlas Skills, Map Reading Skills, Weather and Climate and River Systems. All Year 7 pupils take part in a field trip to the River Chess to study rivers and how they change downstream.
Year 8 topics covered include: Olympics and Tourism; Mountains and Brazil. Year 8 pupils visit a local place, such as Amersham Field Centre, to investigate its characteristics.
Year 9 topics covered include: Globalisation of Fashion, Hazards, Development and a fieldwork research project following a field trip to Windsor to investigate land use, tourism and its management.
In Year 10 we study Hazards, Resources, Changing Urban Environments, Rivers, Coasts and Population topics. The GCSE course is AQA Specification 'A'.
In Year 11 we study Tourism, Coasts and Development. The girls attend a residential field trip at Juniper Hall where they collect data and begin to produce their controlled assessment portfolio during the autumn term.
At A Level the Year 13s are completing the outgoing AQA specification (2030). This year they are studying Tectonics, Conflicts and Globalisation and Development. Year 12s have started the new AQA A Level (7037) where they are currently studying the Changing Places and Water and Carbon Cycles topics. They will be attending field trips including a residential trip in March 2017. They will use the fieldwork skills and techniques from these experiences to devise their own independent investigation.
Description of Activity: Building models, playing with Geographical games and puzzles. Using Google Earth. Looking at interesting photos and maps. Revision activities. Taking part in Geographical competitions. Many of our sessions are run by Sixth Form subject prefects.
Length of Activity: 30 minutes
Age Group: Years 7-9
What skills or attributes does the activity help to promote? Thinking skills. Map skills. Team work. Enjoyment of Geography
Very remarkable progress!