The aim of the Geography department is to make Geography relevant, exciting and enjoyable. Geography is a varied subject. We study physical, human and economic aspects, as well as map work, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Although World Geography is no longer part of the curriculum, we believe that young people need to know more about the places on Earth. The Form IIs and IIIs have great fun and learn much from their research and presentations on some of the exciting places in the world!
We try to reinforce what is learnt in the classroom by visiting places of geographical interest and doing ‘fun’, practical activities such as making ‘contour’ cakes.
The Geography students achieve excellent results each year in the IEB Matric Geography examination. In 2009, there were 48 students and 22 of these achieved distinctions!
One only needs to take a walk down our corridors to realise how relevant this subject is to the young people whom we teach. On the boards in our corridors, you will find newspaper articles on world issues, photographs of world events and disasters, and signs such as: ‘Without Geography you are lost’, ‘Geographers are going places’, and ‘Geography studies the places that other subjects cannot reach’.
The study of Geography equips young people to understand and react in a constructive and positive way to world issues such as water shortages, power failures, global warming, clouds of volcanic dust, weather extremes, floods, droughts and landslides.Michael Palin said: ‘Geography is the subject that holds the key to our future.’