If, as Professor Wooldridge argues, ‘Geography is what geographers do’ then the rich and diverse geography curriculum at STAHS accentuates the dynamic, inter-connected and holistic nature of the discipline. Our girls are immersed in innovative, enquiry-based learning as they make sense of a very complex planet – everything in, under, over and on it, nurtured by the enthusiasm and academic expertise of the department team.
Through deep understanding of Geography’s big concepts (such as space, place, scale, process, systems, interdependence, inequality), we aim to cultivate a geographical mind-set. Integral to the geography curriculum, students engage with an extensive fieldwork programme, ranging in scale from an exploration of geographical issues in the local area to investigations of regional and global phenomena. Locations range from a study of dynamic coastal morphology on the Essex coast in Year 7 to an evaluation of the impact of an Icelandic jökulhlaup in Year 13. This practical learning is enhanced through conferences, external speakers, our links abroad and the vitality of the Geography Club.
Latest tweets from the Geography department
Y13 Disease Dilemmas: India air pollution at 'unbearable levels', Delhi minister says https://t.co/ErSDldCJZS
Posted on 03 November 2019
Y12 Place Identity: Uluru climbing ban: Tourists scale sacred rock for final time https://t.co/CygwFgRrV3
Posted on 25 October 2019
Y10 Tropical Storms: Typhoon Hagibis: Japan deploys military rescuers as deadly storm hits https://t.co/T9JvpqPg01
Posted on 13 October 2019
Y12 Social Inequalities: Seaside residents earn £1,600 less than people inland https://t.co/lIxPzKULMY
Posted on 09 October 2019
22 November 2019
#STAHSDT students are having a brilliant time on their ‘Taste of London’ food trip. #STAHSAdventure https://t.co/TZWgbAJmL1
4 October 2019
STAHS Head of Drama, Holly Whymark, selected for the Royal Opera House Leaders for Impact programme.