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: GCSE students study coastal features and management at locations such as Sidmouth or Dawlish Warren, alongside exploring regeneration and quality of life in a city such as Exeter. In addition the department has previously run international trips, such as to Iceland, where students were able to explore it’s unique geomorphology and seismic activity.
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.