“ Geography explains the past , illuminates the present and prepares us for the future . What could be more important than that ?” - Sir Michael Palin
Geography is the subject that bridges the gap between humans and the natural world : from how people develop a small town into a large metropolis to how river processes over thousands of years create a waterfall or how a coastal cliff collapses and changes the coastline forever . Through geography we study the interactions of all these aspects of the world .
The County High School geography curriculum aims to develop students ’ skills to enable them to make the links between the natural world and the human world more easily and independently over time . Students study topics that allow them to grow in their appreciation of the natural world and to see the how humans use and alter the environment to suit their needs .
Students will see how everything in the world around them , in the media , their own lives , locally and globally , is linked to the Geography that they study . The importance , strength , and fragility , of the world around them will become clear and their understanding and curiosity of it piqued for life .