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Geography

Geography

Geography is always in the news; thus encouraging girls to ask questions about global events, as well as attempt to answer them.

During Years 7-9 the girls develop their geographical knowledge, getting to grips with some of the big questions which affect our world and understand the social, economic and physical forces and processes which shape and change it. Girls enjoy the flexible and contemporary nature of the subject, especially the way in which lessons can be shaped by events in the news or a topic a class have a particular interest in.

As soon as the girls join the school they will experience the many ways of learning in Geography; fieldwork (in East Dulwich, to Kew and to the Natural History Museum in Years 7-9), ICT, independent research, model making and working in groups. To promote wider thinking girls are encouraged to follow the Department’s Twitter feed, @Geogjag, use iPads to undertake research in class and watch some of the 300 Geography programmes on JAGSTV.

From 2016 we will follow Edexcel A at GCSE and Edexcel at A Level. Girls experience residential fieldtrips to Suffolk and the Lake District respectively and every two years we visit Iceland or the Azores. We have an active Geography Society and girls regularly attend lectures at the Royal Geographical Society, Geographical Association, UCL and LSE. As a result of the dynamic teaching and learning environment, alongside the high level of commitment and enthusiasm from the girls, Geography is now a very popular subject choice at University with many JAGS girls studying at top Universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Exeter and Bristol.

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