Geography

Geography is concerned with the world around us, what shapes it, what sustains it and how we influence it.

The subject is highly relevant to some of the most topical issues of the day, from earthquakes and climate change to the exploitation of natural resources and population growth. Geography is about what is happening to us now.

The Geography department aims to:

  • Stimulate pupils’ interest and curiosity about the world.
  • Foster a sense of wonder at the beauty of the world around them.
  • Enhance their sense of identity and responsibility for the care of the Earth.
  • Develop an understanding of physical and human landscapes and introduce them to different societies and cultures.
  • Provide opportunities for geographical enquiry and fieldwork.

Fieldwork is a vital part of this subject and each year group is taken out and then the pupils produce a project based on their findings and what they have seen. We are very fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of the country and the local coastline provides some excellent opportunities for fieldwork enquiries.

Recently our fieldwork has been carried out at: Sheringham, Weybourne, Cley, Blakeney, the River Glaven valley and the Norfolk Broads. Topics such as tourism and how river and coastal features form have been covered and data collected and used to form the basis for further work.