Geography

Staffing

Mr J A Douglas – Head of Geography
Mrs Swindlehurst
Mr M Ellis
Miss C Brown
Mr K Rinder
Mrs E Wilkinson
Mr T Chadwick

Careers

At key stage 3 we go on a range of field trips which allow students an insight into the roles different people/organisations play in the management of certain landscapes and therefore a practical insight into those careers.  For example year 7 look at the management of footpath erosion on Catbells and the year 8 study the management of an eroding coastline at St Bees.

At GCSE we continue with this theme but look at the management of flooding in Keswick.

At A level the students often get the chance to meet specialists in certain fields, in the past we have met with the Eden Rivers Trust and get an insight into the conservation and rehabilitation work they do on the River Eden.  We also meet with Cumbria Wildlife Trust who run the Eycott Hill Nature Reserve and we learn how their funding is being spent on enabling access to the reserve whilst conserving it at the same time.

Extra-Curricular

Eco club runs most Friday lunches and is open to all students.  As part of the Eco club we have recently started to send students to the annual Cumbria Youth Climate Summits. The department likes to run a competition every year, last year was the Sustainable Christmas Bauble competition.   The department often host outside speakers, most recently to a former pupil addressed year 9 and 10 students on development issues in Venezuela.