The Geography Department

The study of Geography at Humphry Davy School stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. It helps young people make sense of the complex and dynamically changing world we live in today. It explains where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how people and their environment interact, and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected. It builds on pupils’ own experiences to investigate places at all scales, from the personal to the global.

Geographical enquiry encourages questioning, investigation and critical thinking about issues affecting the world and people’s lives, now and in the future. Fieldwork is an essential element of this and all pupils will attend field trips during their time at Humphry Davy School. Students learn to think spatially and use maps, visual images and new technologies, including geographical information systems (GIS), to obtain, present and analyse information. Geography inspires pupils to become global citizens by exploring their own place in the world, their values and their responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet.

Geography is offered as one of the Humanities GCSE option choices that students make towards the end of Year 8 and we cover AQA Geography A.