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In Geography we encourage pupils to become critical thinkers by investigating some of the current and continuously changing global issues such as climate change and the overuse of resources. Pupils will question the world around them; is the UK globally significant? What is the best strategy for aiding development of low income countries? Are global multinationals the best force against pandemics, like coronavirus?

We also provide opportunities for pupils to investigate the natural world in which we all live by studying some of the Earth’s most awe-inspiring features such as the Yellowstone Supervolcano or the Hawaiian volcanic hotspot. Pupils will be equipped with the skills to analyse the success of the management of the natural world, from earthquake mitigation in Japan to coastal management at Formby Beach.

Ultimately, Geography will encourage pupils to become a responsible global citizen who critically questions, analyses and evaluates the changing world around them. 



The Department

Geography is a department of two. Miss Goldstein and Mrs Munns are like yin and yang, from preferring dogs to cats, tea to coffee, Human Geography to Physical Geography; Miss Goldstein likes nothing better than an urban Geography fieldtrip, whereas Mrs Munns is happiest measuring the carbon content of pine trees in Storeton Woods. This reflects the nature of Geography as a versatile, yet traditional subject which allows students to study elements of both the social and scientific. Therefore, we enable you to achieve your personal best and open up the doors to whatever career path you want for your future.

Curriculum Related Expectations

Key Stage 3

KS3 Curriculum Overview - Geography

Key Stage 4

KS4 Curriculum Overview - Geography 

Key Stage 5

KS5 Curriculum Overview - Geography



Iceland - from the Blue Lagoon to Gullfoss Waterfall and Strokkur Geysir

Ecological Studies at Martin Mere

Urbanisation in different parts of Liverpool

Coastal Investigations in Formby and Blackpool

Carbon Store Investigations of forests in Formby and the Wirral


Ms G. Cavanagh - Curriculum Leader of Human, Social and Political Studies, Subject Leader of Sociology 

Miss L. Jones - Assistant Curriculum Leader of Human, Social and Political Studies, Teacher of Religious Studies, Teacher of PSHE

Ms K. Goldstein - Subject Leader of Geography

Mrs B. Munns - Lower School Progress Coordinator, Teacher of Geography


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