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Geography

Geography explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future.  What could be more important than that?' – Michael Palin, President of the Royal Geographical Society.

At Tewkesbury School we aim to give students a broad and varied study of Geography. Geography creates global citizens equipped to understand how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected. It increases students’ awareness of the world in which they live and encourages them to question and research into key issues and processes changing and shaping the world.

Geography encourages students to work independently and develop a wide range of skills including decision making, presentation, analysis and evaluation of information using a variety of different communication skills.

A wide range of different activities are utilised in the study of geography both within and outside the classroom; using maps; making models and enquiring into local issues such as flooding as well as fieldwork around the school site. Their studies are also enhanced by the opportunity to visit the Natural History Museum, river fieldwork to the Forest of Dean and a joint Geography/ History KS4 trip to Italy where students can experience the impacts of volcanoes first hand. A Level students will also have the opportunity to attend a residential fieldwork in Somerset. All of these extra-curricular activities complement and extend the learning of students covering a variety of different aspects of both physical and human geography, locally, nationally and globally.

Mrs F Woodman: Head of Geography 

Mrs C Hood: Geography

Mrs L Rasdall: Geography

Mrs R Wager: Geography

Mrs T Donnelly: Humanities Lead TA