"Geography is the subject that holds the key to our future"
Michael Palin, President of the Royal Geographical Society
So many of the issues at the forefront of our lives are explored through the study of Geography: climate change, migration, international development, natural disasters, globalisation and sustainability are just some examples. All of these topics are addressed, among others, in Geography lessons at The King's School.
Aims of the department:
- to encourage curiosity about the world;
- to nurture a spirit of enquiry in all pupils and to enable pupils to think critically;
- to increase understanding of human and physical processes on local, national and global
Geographers at The King's School are informed, considerate, inquisitive and analytical. They are concerned about issues that affect not just their local area but communities and environments in other parts of the world. Pupils enjoy a variety of activities working both in groups and as individuals; independent work is also built in to the programme for every year group. ICT equipment is used frequently both in the teaching and learning of Geography.
The Geography Department is located on the ground floor in Little Cloister House near the entrance to the Cathedral cloisters. It has two dedicated class rooms, each with a PC connected to the school network and to the Internet, a digital projector and a DVD player. The monastic hall provides space in which to carry out practical activities and debates.
Available to pupils is a range of specialist publications and reference books. The Department has an active Geography Society which organises trips, quizzes and visiting speakers.