EXAM RESULTS UPDATE 2015: Feel proud geographers with 90% of A2 students achieving A* to B and 78% IGCSE students achieving A* or A.
Students reading Geography at University in 2015
James Rackham – Cardiff
Evie Scott – Bristol
Kate Sheridan – Southampton
Katharine Smith – Durham
Barnaby Tagart – Exeter
Matt Taylor – Liverpool
and in 2016?
Max Hyner, Alfie Edwards, Fiona Ingram, Oluwaseun Adeniran, Jenny McKendrick (International Relations), James Day, Rhiannon Potts and Peter Forster
The Geography Department comprises 8 members of staff who also have responsibilities and contribute in a variety of other areas of the school, in particular sport and the Duke of Edinburgh Award. The Department prides itself on its good working environment to which everyone contributes. Much of the teaching takes place in the 4 dedicated geography classrooms, each with a range of audio-visual resources and ICT facilities. Extensive shared resources and workspace are provided in the central geography staff room. Additional ICT facilities with support are available to all staff and students at numerous locations throughout the school.
Geography is taught as a core subject at KS3 (from 1st – 2nd year), and as an option for GCSE and A-level. At KS3, we broadly follow the “Geog.” texts. The GCSE syllabus is currently Edexcel IGCSE (4GEO), with set sizes vary from 14 to 21 students. For A/S and A2, we currently cover the modular OCR Geography A syllabus (H083 and H483). The Geography curriculum and syllabi will change with first teaching from September 2016. Teachers have the opportunity to follow their particular subject specialisms at 6th form level, with the teaching broadly divided into human and physical topics. Set sizes vary from 6 to 11 at this level.
All the geographers contribute equally to fieldwork opportunities, including residential trips for GCSE and A-level. Recent visits have included Dorset and Belize for the 6th form, Iceland for 3rd to 5th Years, Cuckmere for 4th Years, Whipsnade Zoo for the 2nd Form and the River Tillingbourne for the 1st Form. This year a trip to Iceland is being offered to GCSE students.
Meet the team – click on us to see why we all love Geography
Mr Cline (Head of Geography)
Miss Godbold (Assistant Head)
Mr Collins (Head of Outdoor Training and D of E)
Mr Klein (Leaving in 2016, off to Oz)
Mrs Dexter (Head of Mentoring)
Mrs Ramsden (Duty Head 2nd Year)
Mr James (Deputy Head of Lower 6th Form, Head of Upper Sixth)
Mrs Cline (I/C Swimming, Head of Williamson)