Head of Department: Mr K Vane
The Geography department has four very experienced teachers, who are all passionate about their subject. At A-level, students are taught by two teachers; one for physical geography and one specialising in human geography. There are two teaching groups at A-level and currently four groups in each year at GCSE. We offer a successful sixth form enrichment GCSE Geology in one year, using our large school collection of rocks, minerals and fossils, thanks to recent generous donations.
Each year we organise nearly twenty fieldwork visits and other trips. We visit the beautiful nearby Hilbre Island, as well as the Yorkshire Dales, Snowdonia, the Clwydians, Liverpool and also London. All GCSE and A-level students have the opportunity to travel to Iceland in February, as well as the biannual 20 day expedition to China; both organised by the department.
Key Stage 3 and 4 teams regularly participate in the Merseyside World Wise Quiz events with further enrichment opportunities provided by our model club making the stunning landscape models used in teaching at all levels.
Geography is located in one corridor, the same set of rooms since the school opened, though today each are equipped with interactive whiteboards and an iTV. Tablets are used in fieldwork along with the best of specialist data collecting equipment. The department has used e-learning for a number of years with a detailed in-house online Geography library of resources that students at all levels can access.
We are very proud of the number of students who gain success in this subject; particularly the large number who choose to carry on the subject into higher education.