Studying geography provokes questions and provides answers about the natural and human world.
Geography at City
At City we ensure that students have a firm grounding in both the physical geography and human geography. It is by studying these multi-disciplinary subjects that students can understand our relationship to the world.
Why study geography at City?
Geography is concerned with understanding today’s global issues, from changing climate and sustaining ecosystems, to ageing populations and economic development. At City we ensure that students have a firm grounding in both physical geography and human geography. It is by studying these multi-disciplinary subjects that students can understand our relationship to the world.
The study of geography invites students to question ideas and evaluate information which often leads to lively and productive debates. Teaching takes place both within the classroom and outside of it. A variety of field trips are experienced at all levels of study. Multimedia technology is used to help illustrate ideas and examples, as well as traditional forms of teaching which enable a firm grounding in the basic principles of the subject.
"Geography relates to so many different subjects and brings them all together."
Beyond the curriculum
A full programme is offered for students in geography. In year 7 and 8, there is a joint geography and Classics trip to Italy to look at Vesuvius and Solfatara as volcanic regions as well as Herculaneum and Pompeii. In year 9, there is a joint geography and history trip where river research is undertaken in Shropshire. Year 11 take a full day to Eastbourne to investigate how effective the coastal defenses and spend time in Spitalfields, London investigating the rebranding of an area. In sixth form, year 12 investigate the rural and plant succession in a coastal location as well as exploring the impact of coastal defenses on the erosion of a stretch of coastline in Slapton Ley, Devon over three days. To collect data for coursework there is a day trip to the East Village. There is also a trip to Iceland offered to years 10-13.