Every day our newspapers and the media are full of Geography related items. Whether it is sport, politics, leisure or a natural disaster we believe in keeping Geography alive and relevant.
We have a news board that is updated weekly. Our aim is to equip every pupil with a thirst for geographical knowledge and a better understanding of the world around them. We encourage pupils to think about their own personal experiences and to relate these to their classwork. Fieldwork plays an important part in developing this understanding.
Our geography syllabuses are linked together from Pre-Prep, through to our Common Entrance and Scholarship classes at the top of the school. Familiar threads bind the topics together and pupils build their knowledge and understanding of Geography as they move through the school.
Fieldwork is an important part of the learning process. As well as trying to get outside when it is relevant, each year group will tackle a major piece of fieldwork. All pupils use IT skills to present their work.
Visits / Questions include:
Year 5: Weather study: Are there any differences in rainfall totals and temperature at different sites within the grounds of St Hugh’s?
Year 6: Does land use change as you move away from St Hugh’s? Settlement study.
Year 7: Study of sustainable management of White Horse Hill by the National Trust.
Year 8: Common Entrance Fieldwork: Is there any difference in the width, depth and speed of the River Cole at different points along its course?