Our mission statement in the Geography Department is ‘Developing an understanding of the dynamic and interconnected world of the past, present and future.’
Geography at Shrewsbury House aims to inspire pupils to understand the world around them, while also showing them their place in it and fostering values of global citizenship. For example, the Geography Department is currently working with Year 8 prefects and the Headmaster on raising awareness of issues of environmental sustainability in and around the school and on a global scale. ‘Geography in the News’ is a focus throughout our studies and students are encouraged to take an active interest in current affairs to support their learning in the classroom. Students develop skills to analyse and interpret data sources, form opinions on geographical issues and experience fieldwork.
The study of Physical and Human Geography topics enable pupils to develop an awareness, empathy and balanced view of our ever-changing world.
Current topics include:
- Locational knowledge and map skills
- Plate tectonics- earthquakes and volcanoes
- Rivers and coasts
- Weather and climate
- Migration and population
- Global and UK challenges
- Contrasting environments
Other key learning
The department runs field trips to West Wittering and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for data collection and coursework. There are also extension opportunities such as rivers and coasts model making and postcard competitions. An exciting trip to Iceland is planned for the Autumn term.
Miss H Mallory – BA (Hons), PGCE
Head of Geography