Geography

The study of Geography at St George’s is always topical and forward-thinking. Our focus is to impart a comprehensive understanding of far-ranging and fascinating topics that help to educate the girls as global citizens, giving them invaluable knowledge and skills for their future lives.

The Curriculum
Inside the classroom
Extension and support
Beyond the classroom

All First to Third Year pupils study Geography at St George’s. We take a multidisciplinary approach to teaching and learning and the girls enjoy a diverse range of educational activities and trips throughout these years.

At GCSE, the course is split into Physical and Human Geography. The girls revisit topics to build on existing knowledge and experience and expand their studies to include topics such as Climate Change and the Challenges of Urbanisation.

Our A Level pupils delve even deeper into the subject and explore a broad range of topics including: Coastal Landscapes, Migration, Human Rights and the Geography of Disease.

Geography lessons at St George’s are practical, thought-provoking and collaborative. Teamwork is central and our small class sizes mean that each pupil is given tailored, individual support. The department is extremely well resourced and we pride ourselves both on delivering the curriculum to an outstanding level and on providing exam-specific support

Additional tasks are available in lessons for girls wishing to push themselves beyond the curriculum. Weekly Geography subject clinics are held to support individual learning. These are run by subject specialists and range from drop-in sessions to help with prep or catch-up work, to targeted topic revision for the Sixth Form.

Field trips and practical activities play an important part in developing the girls' understanding and interest in Geography. Each Year group takes part in an annual field trip and, every two years, girls have the opportunity to go on an international trip to enhance their learning.

Girls are also encouraged to enter external competitions for example each year a selection of pupil work is entered into the prestigious, Royal Geographical Society’s 'Young Geographer of the Year’ competition.