An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfilment.
Why Study Geography?
Pupils studying geography are encouraged whenever possible, to apply their classroom knowledge to the real-world. Field trips enable first-hand opportunities to study a variety of topics: a trip to Iceland opened up the study of sesmic activity,while coastal features and management was evident in Sidmouth and Padstow, and local towns and cities afford the chance to look at regeneration and urban change.
Russell Group universities have recognised A level geography as one of their preferred ‘facilitating subjects’ which supports an application into a wide range of undergraduate courses.
The Wegener Society is our school geography society named after the famous German meteorologist and geophysicist, Alfred Wegener. During his lifetime he was primarily known for his achievements in meteorology and as a pioneer of polar research, but today he is most remembered as the originator of the theory of continental drift. The society welcomes guest speakers to talk on a variety of geographical topics.