The Geography Department has continued to flourish this year with over 200 pupils completing their GCSE. Our GCSE results have continued to improve and the Year 11’s worked incredibly hard despite the challenging circumstances. Year 13 results have again been successful, and the cohort showed their resilience, they completed some excellent Independent Investigations, having had limited opportunities to collect their own data. Students have developed a range of life-long skills through their time studying Geography at The Heathland School.
Unfortunately, due to restrictions, we have been unable to run the range of trips that we usually do. However, we are excited for September and will be offering fieldwork at every opportunity 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.
We ran an Antarctica Flag competition in November, many pupils in KS3 and KS4 entered, and the winning flag was created by 3 year 11 pupils, Gopika Girishkumar, Sinthya Rajkumar and Pritika Sivagnanasundaram. It was sent to the UK Polar Network Antarctica Day flag project 2020, it reached Antarctica in February 2021.