Mrs C Halus (HOD)
Mr G Coyle
What is geography?
Geography is the study of our world, its landscapes, peoples, atmosphere and environments. It is also about the role we play in all aspects of our world.
How we study geography:
Lessons involve a wide variety of teaching methods to encourage enjoyment of the subject and to encourage all pupils to take part in classes. Pupils work together in groups creating arguments and opinions; ICT is used as much as possible to allow pupils to research their own interests and to expand their knowledge as well as to allow them to present material in their own unique ways; Practical work such as fieldtrips and experiments are used frequently to reinforce the practical nature of the subject and to boost pupils’ skills; Pupils are also encouraged to ask questions themselves to encourage their interest in geography and to allow them to see the relevance to their everyday lives.
The department has also recently received a weather station for the school so pupils will have the opportunities to collect their own local data and to analyse this data and make their own local weather forecasts.
The teachers in the geography department expect pupils to work to the best of their ability at all times whether in class or in their homework’s. All work is expected to be on time and neatly produced as this encourages useful work skills for later in life. At the same time, pupils can expect the staff to be hard working, interested and fair at all times.
An ethos of hard work and respect is fostered within the department.