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Geography

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Studying geography allows us to see how and why the world we live in is changing and enhances both our environmental awareness and our sense of place in the world.

We are a department of committed geography enthusiasts: we love the subject, we love keeping it current, and we love fieldwork.  We believe in interactive teaching, which helps pupils to develop the range of intellectual and practical skills that allow them to enjoy and succeed in the subject.
Geography is a thriving subject at Bryanston, with more than half of the B and C year groups choosing it as an option, and it remains a popular choice at A level.  We have a regular flow of sixth formers who continue their study of geography at Russell Group universities as well as Oxbridge.

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Overview

In D (Year 9), we teach our own course based on contemporary issues, including; fracking, climate hazards, the rise of China, inequality, disease and world heritage.  Beyond that, we currently follow the AQA ‘A’ GCSE geography specification and the Edexcel geography A level course.

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Extra-curricular Opportunities

Every year, the school enters the Geographical Association’s Dorset branch WorldWise quiz, a competition for Year 10 and 11 pupils at schools from across the county.

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Enrichment

Every two years, the department runs a field trip to Morocco for pupils in the sixth form, in addition to its local A level fieldwork programme. It also arranges ad hoc field trips, for example for pupils interested in the geology of the Jurassic Coast.

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