At Tibshelf, students learn Geography in years 7, 8 and 9 and can opt to study the subject in years 10 and 11 for GCSE. Geography is one of the most exciting, adventurous and valuable subjects to study today and is recognised as an important and essential part of the curriculum, especially in light of the introduction of the English Baccalaureat.

Students get the chance to get to grips with some of the big questions which affect our world and understand the social, economic and physical forces and processes which shape and change our world. Geography is about instilling in students, the attitude to go out and see for themselves, rather than be told by others and the variety of topics covered, deal with some of the great challenges facing the next generation of geographers. Students will improve their literacy through report writing and written work and make practical use of their numeracy skills when interpreting data and constructing graphs. The skills, knowledge and understanding gained, makes students highly desirable by employers and further education establishments who recognise the subject for its academic ‘robustness’.

Fieldwork, or working outside the classroom is a really important part of geography and is integrated within the course where possible. They are enriching opportunities which enable students to experience some of the things they learn about in class, see things differently and of course have fun.