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2015 ISI Inspection Report

Excellent in every category

Geography

Geography covers a wide range of themes that focus on both physical environments, such as tropical rain forests and coasts, and human activities, such as settlement and population. Pupils learn about local, national and global issues in both rich and poor countries, and are encouraged at all levels to develop geographical and fieldwork skills.

All of Year 7 are involved in a residential field trip to Norfolk where they take part in outdoor activities, bonding exercises and study coastal processes.

Other day visits are arranged in Years 6, 8 and 9. For Year 10 geographers there is a new residential fieldtrip to Swanage, which enables the girls to collect data for their controlled assessment and for the Sixth Form there is the opportunity of a further residential trip to the Cranedale Centre in North Yorkshire. All pupils study Geography up to the end of Year 9. Many go on to take the subject at GCSE, AS/A2 level and at university.