‘The future is bright for geography and geographers – with great opportunities to make a unique contribution in established and new fields, contributing to solving globally significant challenges’
Nigel Clifford, President, Royal Geographical Society- IBG
In Key Stage 4 the WJEC GCSE Geography A specification is taught using contemporary methods of instruction and delivery and students develop the knowledge and skills of investigation, critical thinking, problem solving and communication; the foundations of which are developed at Key Stage 3. As a result, pupils are equipped to foster attitudes that will assist them to participate as active and informed citizens in our global society and to appreciate and apply the concept of sustainability.
We assess students' geographical knowledge and understanding continuously, although more formally at the end of every topic. Pupils studying geography are encouraged whenever possible to apply their classroom knowledge to the real-world and the department is in the process of developing more fieldwork opportunities both locally and abroad. The Department also encourages enrichment activities such as entry into the Royal Geographical Society ‘Young geographer of the year’ Award and the Geographical Association photography competition.
Studying geography at GCSE will prepare students for life beyond Mary Immaculate High School. Russell Group universities has recognised A level geography as one of their preferred ‘facilitating subjects’ which supports an application into a wide range of undergraduate courses.
There is no escaping that Geography is the subject of our times and with its relevance to a wide variety of subjects, it has long been a popular and successful choice at Mary Immaculate High School.
To support you in your Key Stage 3 and 4 Geography studies please use the link shown below to access the revision resources the department have created for you: