Geography at Queen Anne’s aims to introduce geographical topics and concepts that help students to understand the world around them locally, nationally and globally. ‘Real people, real places’ is the department’s strapline and underpins our commitment to bringing relevant and exciting geography to the classroom, as well as enabling students to engage with ‘real people, real places’ through fieldwork.
We take students to the River Pang in Bradfield, Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, residentials in Box Hill in Surrey, and Margam in South Wales, as well as local studies of Henley-on-Thames and Reading.
The girls develop inquisitive minds about the world in which they live. This will provide a solid foundation for further studies into GCSE and A Level. At GCSE and A Level geography will give you an understanding of the complexities of human and physical environments. It addresses contemporary issues and enables you to become an informed global citizen. The course aims to study the inter-relationships between people and their varied environments, and the questions, issues and problems which arise from these relationships.
THE GEOGRAPHY CURRICULUM
Based in the main school building, girls are taught in purpose-built classrooms. When required for research purposes some lessons may be taught in one of the state-of-the-art ICT suites.