Geography

Aims & Objectives

Geography at Sunningdale aims to:

  • Promote positive attitudes towards, and enthusiasm for Geography throughout the school.
  • Enable pupils to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live through structured enquiry and investigation.
  • Develop a Global perspective in which pupils can place local, national, and international events.
  • Foster a concern for the sustainability and conservation of the environment in which we live.
  • Allow pupils to gain an understanding of the processes that produce pattern and change on the Earth’s surface.
  • Develop the use of important Geographical skills through practical, enquiry based learning.
  • Provide a Geography curriculum that is relevant, topical, broad, and balanced.
    Measure and ensure the progressive development of Geographical concepts, knowledge, skills, and aptitudes.

Topic Areas

Geomorphological Processes
Case Study: Flooding.
Case Study: Earthquake or Volcano.

Weather and Climate
Case Study: A weather / climate hazard.

Settlements
Case Study: Sustainable Development.

Economic Activity
Case Study: A Global Economic Activity.

Environmental Issues
Case Study: Sustainable Development.

Geography Field Trip

In their final year, all of the Common Entrance candidates go on a Geography field trip to the school's house in Normandy. They spend a day studying geomorphology on a shingle beach, and a day studying settlements and economic activities in a town. The evenings are spent collating information collected during the day, and preparing their Common Entrance fieldwork projects.