The Geography Department has continued to flourish this year with many students at GCSE. Year 13 achieved good results with 43% of the cohort achieving A*-B grades. Our GCSE results were again a success with 63% of students achieving 9-4 grades. Students have developed a range of life-long skills through their time studying Geography at The Heathland School.
The Geography Department continues to offer an exciting range of fieldwork opportunities to enhance pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Fieldwork is an integral part of the Geography curriculum, bringing theory to life and enabling pupils to experience Geography at first hand. This year, pupils in Year 7 visited Shere, enabling them to compare a rural area to their local place.
Year 11 – as part of the government guidelines for fieldwork – were able to learn and show human-geographical skills at Slough and Windsor earlier in the year. Comparing the two places showed how different two areas that are close together can be which fascinated the students!
Year 10 most able geography students had a lovely experience earlier in the year by taking part in a model UN Climate Change conference in November. Having represented a country - students were given a chance to show their debating skills for a real-life issue with other schools. Year 7, 8 and 9 geography pupils have been given the chance to be creative in Geography clubs at lunchtime. They have been making models of volcanoes and beaches, taking part in postcard competitions, helping to plan and update displays and looking at how to improve the local area by recycling and afforestation schemes.