‘Geography makes a world of a difference’
- Through teaching a broad range of geographical topics, the Geography department aim to:
- Stimulate pupil’s interest and curiosity about the world.
- Foster their sense of wonder at the beauty of the world around them.
- Enhance their sense of identity and responsibility for the care of the Earth.
- Develop an understanding of physical and human landscapes, and introduce them to different societies and cultures
- Provide opportunities for geographical enquiry and fieldwork.
Topics include: the Tropical Rainforest, Weather and Climate, The Mountain Environment, Rivers and Flooding, Coasts, Tourism, Waste and Recycling, Living with Volcanoes and Earthquakes, Kenya, Settlement, Atlas skills, Ordnance Survey map reading and Locational Knowledge.
In the Pre-Prep and Junior department, Geography is taught by class teachers. Specialist teaching is provided to children in Years 6 - 8. Teachers within the department are committed to improving the knowledge and understanding of the pupils and also developing their decision making skills which are vital in the study of Geography.
Work in the classroom is supported by numerous field trips enabling the children to witness and experience, first-hand, the significance of Geography in the real world.
Examples of field trips include: the Jurassic Coast, Dartmoor National Park, the Somerset Earth Science Centre, local Somerset industries and Carymoor Environmental Trust. Trips abroad include the Bay of Naples – Italy.