The word Geography derives from the Greek words ’ge’ (“the earth”) and ‘graphein’ (“to write” as in “to describe”)
Geography is at the heart of the world in which we live. It studies the world, its people and the interactions between the two. Wherever you live in the World, Geography will have a great influence on your life through physical, environmental, social and cultural developments and change.
The Geography department is a dynamic and successful partnership between teachers and students. Our aim is to provide students with knowledge of places and environments throughout the world, an understanding of maps and a range of investigative and problem solving skills both inside and outside the classroom. Fieldwork opportunities include visiting unique geographical landscapes, such as Iceland, allowing students to develop significant elements of the skills framework, with a strong emphasis on utilising maps and visual images as well as new technologies including Geographical Information Systems. These transferable geographical skills help to equip our students for lifelong learning as responsible global citizens.
Iceland Trip 2017
Planet Earth is our home. Studying Geography invites students to participate in the enjoyment and challenge of this dynamic world as Geography provokes and answers questions about the natural and human worlds. It incorporates students' personal experience, to help them better understand the places we live in, why they matter and how these places are connected to a globalised world.
Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future
On of our key strengths as a department is our use of social media. We regularly tweet about activities in the classroom, fieldtrips and Geography taking place every day around us in the world, it is a great platform for developing the understanding of local, national and global issues. Please follow us on Twitter @geographyhsfg