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: Wuhan: Virus-hit Chinese city to shut public transport https://t.co/0ltiHH1aBp
Posted on 22 January 2020
RT @STAHS: #STAHSAdventCalendar Day 18! We’re almost there and today it’s... @GeographySTAHS! Students have loved learning about the physic…
Posted on 18 December 2019
Y12/13 Water cycles: Climate change: 1.9 billion people rely on natural 'water towers' https://t.co/YhwtCKnKtS
Posted on 09 December 2019
Y13 Disease Dilemmas: Measles deaths 'staggering and tragic' https://t.co/G7MNmgo6wC
Posted on 05 December 2019
24 January 2020
RT @STAHSPrep: And the (nearly) finished sculpture! @DSWFWildlife https://t.co/zaq8CWb1ve
3 December 2019
STAHS Senior students take to the stage to perform Fame.