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- How one teaspoon of Amazon soil teems with fungal life https://t.co/II60ExnYms
Posted on 28 June 2020
RT @SteveBraceGeog: What do students who've studied A Level #geography study at uni? Many different subjects spanning the Arts, Humanities…
Posted on 08 June 2020
Disease dilemmas: A city in denial over coronavirus: Mexico's capital is on the brink of a COVID-19 disaster | Worl… https://t.co/RJrsetbc7R
Posted on 14 May 2020
The results are in! Congratulations to all the enthusiastic yr7 pupils who were up bright and early to tak part in… https://t.co/7MDfbyyZv0
Posted on 27 March 2020
03 July 2020
Year 12 Theatre Studies student, Sasha performs her passionate 'Voices from Home' monologue on the changes and real… https://t.co/ZEiEJz2uWw
23 March 2020