The study of Geography introduces pupils to our changing world, its human interactions and impacts, and the natural processes that are at work in its different landscapes. In particular, the connections between human and natural environments are stressed throughout all the Geography topics.
Pupils will develop the knowledge and skills to enable them to contribute to their local communities and wider society. The study of Geography fosters positive life-long attitudes of environmental stewardship, sustainability and global citizenship.
Practical activities, including fieldwork, are a key part of Geography and provide opportunities for pupils to interact with their environment.
The contexts for study range from local to national, international and global.
"The study of Geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together."Ex-President of the USA Barack Obama
"Studying Geography at St Andrews taught me to think critically and creatively about the world in which we live. It is a truly varied and fascinating subject which has informed so much of my work since; from the meteorology I have needed to fly helicopters, through to understanding the human impact of elephant and rhino conservation in Africa. There is so much still to discover in the world, and Geography is an excellent place to start."HRH The Duke of Cambridge
"There has never been a more critical time for people to understand the Earth, its landscapes and our role in it."Professor Iain Stewart, Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute, University of Plymouth