Geography is going places!
This is certainly reflected by the Geography Department at The Peterborough School. Geography is studied by all students in Years 7, 8 and 9 and is an optional subject in Years 10 and 11. It is a very popular area of study and is selected by the majority of pupils at GCSE, many of whom follow it through to AS and A2 Level.
The department is staffed by experienced specialists. It is a vibrant and dynamic subject, incorporating many current news events into the curriculum. Fieldwork, crucial to the study of Geography, is high on the list of priorities. Every year group undertakes at least one field trip. Issues investigated include: Changing Land Use in Cities; Tourism Provision; the Changing Functions of Settlements; the Impact of Tourism on Physical and Human Environments; Ecosystems and Coastal Erosion, Deposition and Protection.
The examination specifications followed echo the stimulating nature of the subject and decision making papers are undertaken by students at all levels. Geography is real and influences us in our everyday lives. Many of our students go on to pursue further education courses in Geography.