Geography is a fantastic subject, with potential for informing future citizens of the world. It helps pupils to understand the power and impact of world events and challenges students with issues from local and nearby to global and distant.
These opportunities are fully grasped at Wellington. Using fieldwork (day and residential, local and overseas), photographs, maps and newspapers the department brings the real world into the classroom. From Year 7 to Year 9, a structured course builds from the local scale to the international stage a knowledge and understanding of the processes that shape our lives. At GCSE and A Level, exciting specifications allow us to develop further Geography’s strong links with the world beyond the classroom. Keen to promote the intellectual curiosity of our pupils, Year 11 and Sixth Form students attend a programme of lectures run by the Wellington Geographical Association, given by eminent academics, as part of their preparation for life beyond school.
In short, Geography is going places at Wellington!