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Geography

The Geography Department at RMGS is a successful, medium-sized department. The subject is taught to all our pupils inSnowdonia 2011 Years 7 to 9 as part of the National Curriculum. Currently, classes in Years 7 and 9 get four periods of Geography per fortnight and Year 8 classes three periods. In Year 10 students choose Geography as a GCSE. option. In Year 12 Geography can be chosen as one of the AS and A Level subjects.

The Department is well resourced with textbooks and equipment. In Years 7 to 9, pupils do not have their own textbooks to carry with them, but use a wide range of books and resource materials. Students choosing Geography as a GCSE. or as an 'A' Level have their own copies of the main textbooks. The Department has the use of video machines, interactive whiteboards, a weather station and satellite equipment as well as a large amount of fieldwork equipment for all years.

To find out information about the all the sixth form courses offered please see the sixth form pages.

EXTRA CURRICULAR

Fieldwork is a very important aspect of our work in the Geography Department and we have a long tradition of organising good quality fieldwork trips to a wide range of locations.

Our aim is to provide a fieldwork visit for each year group from Year 7 through to Year 12. Each trip not only contributes to the syllabus for that year, but builds up the skills of the individual students.

  • Year 7: Coast Study - Reculver
  • Year 8: Shopping Study - Rochester
  • Year 9: Chalk Downland Study - North Downs
  • Year 10: Urban Study - Canterbury
  • Year 12: Geographical Skills - Yorkshire

For those that carry on the study of Geography to A Level, they eventually develop sufficient skill and confidence to plan and carry out their own fieldwork.

You can view photos from some of these trips in our photo gallery.

  • The Prince's Teaching Institute Leadership 2018
  • Ofsted Outstanding
  • PTI 18-19
  • Gold Science Mark