Geography provides an education for life – guiding pupils to become more socially and environmentally aware, and intellectually prepared for the future.
Geography is widely regarded as providing the most holistic and relevant understanding of the world today from a human and a natural perspective. Understanding today’s global issues, from climate change to migration, requires a strong appreciation of temporal and locational change and an academic knowledge of the myriad sub-disciplines of Geography.
In the broadest sense, Geography provides an education for life and for living in the 21st-century.
Geography enables pupils to explore people and their societies, economies, cultures and the environment. As the pace of global change accelerates and the world becomes ever more interconnected, Geography provides pupils with timeless and transferable skills – and ways of thinking – that will help them make sense of the world’s increasing complexity.
We teach Geography through enquiry, and embrace collaborative learning through fieldwork and practical investigation. A variety of residential trips enable pupils to witness Geography in action and to put classroom theories into practice. The Geography department is also at the forefront of applying technology to learning, with ICT integrated into the syllabus so that pupils build the skills they will need at university and beyond.
Geography is one of the most popular subject choices at GCSE and A level, and the department has a reputation for achieving outstanding results. At A level we find pupils choose to study Geography alongside both science and arts subjects. Many Uppinghamians continue their studies of the subject at university.