Our amazing Geography Department has been re-awarded with both the Centre of Excellence Award for Fieldwork and the Secondary Quality Mark 2022-25 by the Geographical Association.
Below are some highlighted comments from the Geographical Association:
“The development plan and SWOT analysis show that the department is responsive; we particularly enjoyed the ‘hitting the top marks’ display with its innovative use of QR codes. We were also pleased to see how resources/activities have been updated to ensure that curriculum content is current and engaging; such as exploring the Beijing Winter Olympics and Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
Despite COVID restrictions and impacts, fieldwork remains a vital part of the geography curriculum and effective use has been made of technology to be able to undertake virtual fieldwork as part of this. Further to this, wider experiences are offered within school, such as a workshop led by Alton Water and the ‘More plastic than fish’ open morning. Pupils’ feedback is used constructively to support student-teacher relations and create a positive ethos within the school.
We have thoroughly enjoyed seeing the breadth of resources you use to support the delivery of high-quality geography and look forward to seeing this evolve further in future submissions.”
We are all so thankful for the continuous efforts of the geography team and can’t wait to see what’s in store for the pupils this term.