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Geography

As part of a careers event, the geography department teamed up with ‘Nice & Serious,’ a film production company, to produce a short newscast about social, economic and environmental issues at Hornsey. The students decided to base their newscast on the heat wave that we were experiencing and the impacts it was having at Hornsey. The girls gained an insight into what it is like to work on a news set and got the opportunity to take on different roles during the shoot e.g. assistant producer, news anchor, reporter, camera operator, sound technician, set designer and make-up/wardrobe. You can find out more about Nice & Serious

www.niceandserious.com

 


Geography Department Aims & Focus

In Geography we aim to enable students to:

  • Develop an interest in, and gain an appreciation of, the world around us.
  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of the place they live in and the people in it, and of other people and places. (‘place’ is studied in a variety of scales from local to global)
  • Understand how places and the people living in them interrelate and interconnect.
  • Understand the physical environment, and the ways in which people interact with their environment; and the causes and consequences of change for people and environment.
  • Develop an awareness of the world and its people and to have an ability to take positive action, both locally and globally.
  • Develop the skills needed to carry out Geographical study, in particular map skills, fieldwork, geographical enquiry, literacy and numeracy skills.
  • To appreciate their role and responsibilities as citizens within the local, national, European, and global community.

Resources & Facilities

Geography lessons are taught in three specialist Geography classrooms with interactive whiteboards. All classrooms have two or three computers for use by students. We also have a suite of computers for sole use by the Geography and History departments. Students have access to a wide range of textbooks and resources including fieldwork equipment.

Teachers in the department teach from schemes of work which meet the demands of the National Curriculum and examination specifications.