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Geography

The Geography Department is housed on the top floor of the new teaching block. There are four classrooms, a study area with library and an office. A total of seven staff teach in the department under the leadership of Head of Geography Mr. Andy Palmer.

Geography is a compulsory subject in the Lower School and an option at GCSE and A-level. For many years the numbers choosing the subject have been high.

Examination results have been impressive with A level pass rates being 100% for the last 18 years and over 80% of pupils gaining A*/A grades in 9 of the last 13 years. GCSE results have also been excellent with over 80% of pupils gaining A*/A grades in 3 of the last 8 years.

The department has a strong belief in the value of fieldwork and all year groups undertake trips and outdoor activities as part of their studies. In addition, there are optional foreign trips, to Barcelona for GCSE pupils and Iceland for those taking A level. The Geography Society, led by a committee from the Sixth Form, is very active and organises a number of events, including internal and inter-school quizzes, and visiting lecturers.