Geography is an exciting subject at Coombe Girls’ School. Fieldtrips bring our subject to life as we learn about the environment. We travel to the River Cuckmere, Sussex for a Rivers Day, walk along stunning cliffs and footpaths whilst learning about meanders and coastal scenery. Zoo Lab visit every year, with animals from the tropical rainforest that you can touch and hold. Year 11 travel to Dorset to see the Jurassic Coastline, study coastal features at Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. Finally Year 12 visit Slapton, Devon to study rural villages, cliffs and the River Harbourne.
meet the department
Ms C Darney - Head of Geography Mr R Jones - Assistant Headteacher, Director of Marketing Mrs A Readings - Head of Year (Sixth Form)
what to expect in year 7
what to expect in year 8
Year 8 fieldtrip note book to the River Cuckmere
what to expect in year 9
Year 9 fieldtrip notebook to the Natural History Museum
why choose geography for gcse?
What does studying geography involve?
This course takes a thematic approach, with content organised through the physical and human environments. It enables you to explore the people-environment challenges we face in the UK.
- The changing landscapes of the UK - Rivers and Coasts
- Weather hazards and climate change - Britain's Weather, Tropical storms and Drought
- Ecosystems, biodiversity and management - Tropical Rainforest and Deciduous Woodlands
- Changing cities - study of two cities, 1 in the UK and another in the developing world
- Global development - a study of a country at an early stage of development
- Resource management - energy and water
How will I know if I will be good at it?
What skills will I develop?
How useful is Geography to your future education and career?
Geography can offer you:
- transferable skills - you'll be skilled in the use of primary and secondary data; analysis and evaluation, report writing and research.
- IT skills in a range of contexts -word processing, spreadsheets, the internet and geographic information systems.
- practical competence derived from fieldwork and investigative approaches to work.
- a bridge between the arts and sciences, giving you flexibility if you decide to go on to higher education
- high academic standards - geography achieves good examination results both at Coombe and nationally and is welcomed as a subject by unviversities.
- a wide range of job opportunities than almost any other subject.
Where could this subject lead?
what to expect in year 10 & 11
Year 10 fieldtrip notebook
Year 11 fieldtrip notebook