Geography

The Geography Department is a strong and successful department in the school and gains very good examination results at both GCSE and A Level. The subject is taught as a separate discipline throughout the school by a team of four specialist geographers. Geography is a popular option at GCSE and A Level. There are two specialist rooms on each site.

Head of Department: Mr Gerry Delbourgo

Geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. It helps our students to make sense of a complex and ever changing world. It explains where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how populations and their physical environment interact, and how a diverse range of economies, cultures and environments are interconnected.

`…….suddenly it becomes more than a subject.  Geography becomes the knowledge.  The knowledge of the planet, how everything works and how it is all inter-connected.  It becomes what geography has always been for me – a fusion of the power of the imagination and the hard truths of science.  Geography is all about the living, breathing essence of the world we live in.  It explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future.  What could be more important than that?`

 Michael Palin.