Welcome to the Geography Department
The Geography department aims to:
- broaden knowledge of human and physical features
- investigate a range of people, places and environments
- promote awareness of current affairs
- encourage environment responsibility and sustainable living
- develop cultural understanding and tolerance.
In Key Stage Three, pupils study a wide range of places (Italy and Brazil), physical processes (weather, rivers, tectonics and ecosystems) and human processes (settlement and tourism). In an attempt to reflect the changing nature of Geography, the department has introduced the study of crime and fashion.
Each term, there are a number of competitions for students to enter which range from designing posters to writing poems. We also run a Geography club in which students can further develop their awareness of the globe.
In Key Stage Four, students follow the Avery Hill syllabus with OCR This involves the study of both human and physical features. This scheme allows pupils to acquire many skills such as decision-making, reasoning and data analysis.
Students visit and complete an investigation into Bexleyheath's town centre. For their second piece of coursework, pupils study the impact of tourism upon St. Lucia.