The principal aim of the 地理位置 Department is to allow students to develop a well-rounded knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live. 由于广泛, 广泛的课程, with topics varying from The Middle East to Plate Tectonics, the students will become more aware of the links between physical and human environments and the ways in which our world is changing over time and space. 在所有的工作计划中, students are provided with the opportunity to develop a range of geographical skills – including Ordnance Survey map skills, 统计和图形技能, 和扩展的写作技巧. We also encourage deeper thinking about contemporary issues and events, supporting the students in undertaking research-based study and providing opportunities for engaging in geographical debate.
除此之外, the department aims to provide students with the opportunity to explore and discover different cultures and environments, 哪一个会拓宽他们的心灵, 道德, social and cultural understanding of the world in which they live. 作为GCSE和A Level课程的一部分, fieldwork is undertaken in Snowdonia and North Yorkshire, providing the students with the opportunity to develop their practical investigative skills. This also serves to fulfil the fieldwork requirements of the AQA specifications which are followed at these Key Stages.
The department also organises a residential trip to Iceland every two years for 六年级 geographers, and has also collaborated with the 拉丁 Department to visit the volcanic island of Sicily.
课堂以外的, the 地理位置 Prefects in Year 10 organise the Young Hums lunchtime society for Key Stage 3 students, and the Year 12 Prefects organise the lunchtime GeogSoc – a discussion group for Key Stage 4 and 5 students.