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Geography – Hand book

The Geography Department at Box Hill School aims to encourage an interest in geographical issues on a global scale, in keeping with the International ethos of the school.

Geog book

There has never been a better or more important time to study geography. With growing interest in issues such as climate change, migration, environmental degradation and social cohesion, geography is one of the most relevant courses you could choose to study. 

Geographers are also highly employable. Whatever your passion for the world -fascination with landscapes or concerns about inequality -geography will provide you with knowledge and transferable skills that will reward you personally and advance you professionally.

 

The aims of the Department in Geography are to:

▪ develop and apply their understanding of geographical concepts and processes to understand and interpret our changing world

▪ develop their awareness of the complexity of interactions within and between societies, economies, cultures and environments at scales from local to global

▪ develop as global citizens who recognise the challenges of sustainability and the implications for their own and others’ lives

▪ improve as critical and reflective learners aware of the  importance of attitudes and values, including their own

▪ become adept in the use and application of skills and new technologies through their geographical studies both in and        outside the classroom

▪ be inspired by the world around them, and gain enjoyment and satisfaction from their geographical studies and understanding their  relevance.

 

Skills to be developed at appropriate levels:

The use of mapwork and a basic grasp of special awareness for all pupils.

Extended writing for projects and coursework developing and using subject specific terminology.

Processing and use of numerical data in the form of graphs, maps and statistical analysis.

The use of ICT throughout all year groups, including the use of tables and graphs.

Advanced level students make use of spread sheets to a high level, including statistical analysis of data.

Research developed through projects and coursework, using books, articles and Internet materials.

Fieldwork skills, including the collection and recording of a variety of forms of primary and secondary data.

 

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