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  • Geography

    Department Profile

    Mr A Norgate BSc (Hons.) - Head of Geography

    Mrs H Hastings BSc (Hons.) Med – Teacher of Geography and School Literacy Leader

    Mrs M Compton-Stewart BA (Hons.) – Teacher of Geography

    The Geography department is a dynamic, creative and enthusiastic subject area. We have three experienced teachers who are extremely passionate about their subject. Teaching takes place in three specialised classrooms each equipped with interactive white boards and with easy access to the department tablet computers. Geography is one of the most popular choices at both GCSE and A Level. Students are encouraged to question and explore the world around them both through creative lessons and field visits. Our Sixth Form Geography subject ambassadors have helped to organise the Geographical Photography competition and Geography Spelling Bee. Our termly Geographical magazine called ‘The Enquirer’, is been written by our enthusiastic Geography students and contains a diverse range of articles about the Geography of Zombies, Chinese street signs, fieldwork stories and how to view the Northern Lights.

    The Enquirer magazine

    To view our online Geography magazine, please click on the icon below. 

    UCGS Geo Enquirer issue 5

    Follow us on Twitter

    The Geography department are very active on Twitter with regular tweets about breaking news stories, last minute revision tips and photographs from our many field trips.

    www.twitter.com/ucgsgeo or follow @UCGSGeo

    Cross-curricular Links

    Geography is the natural focus of all studies; it provides a synthesising context for the material learned in many science, social science and arts contexts. We look to work actively with all departments in school, including with English to develop literacy and Biology for our Year 8 visit to Wisley Gardens.

    There has never been a more exciting time to study Geography. It helps explain what is going on in the world right now, from climate change and a growing global population to globalisation and natural disasters. Geographers have embraced new digital technologies and media in their fieldwork, making the knowledge and practical skills of the modern Geographer very relevant to a wide range of employer needs. The employment statistics for Geography students are now better than for most other traditional academic subjects, so if you want to go places at school and at university - and beyond - study Geography!