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COLYTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL
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established 1546



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“Geography illuminates the past, explains the present and prepares us for the future - what could be more important than that?” - Michael Palin, President of the Royal Geographical Society.

At Colyton Grammar we aim to inspire our students through the study of Geography. It is hands-on, it is relevant and it is fun. The current curriculum is a good mix of topics such as urban issues, world development, extreme environments, rivers and hazards to name but a few. The lessons taught give students the chance to get to grips with some of the big questions which affect our world and understand the social, economic and physical forces and processes which shape and change our world.

Our world is changing fast and we need to understand it; there has never been a more important time to study geography.

- Miss Hickey, Head of Geography


WHO WE ARE

Miss Hickey Head of Geography

Mr Stidwell Assistant Headteacher

Mr Robinson, Teaches Key Stage 3 Geography


WHAT WE DO

There are so many ways of learning in Geography. It is very practical, with opportunities to learn new skills such as modern computer-based mapping (called GIS), map skills, interpreting photographs, fieldwork skills, presenting, role play and debating techniques.

Students will improve their literacy through report writing and written work, and make practical use of numeracy skills when they interpret data and construct graphs.

Fieldwork, or working outside the classroom, is a really important part of Geography at Colyton. We offer a range of brilliant opportunities to experience some of the things students learn about in class, allowing students to see things differently and of course have fun.

Geography Fieldwork at Colyton Grammar
Y7 Infiltration experiments and microclimate study
Y8 Jurassic Coast investigation
Y9 Horriford Woods & Exeter Central Business District studies
Y11 Plymouth and Boscastle residential fieldtrip
Y11-13 Icelandic tour (see video above)

Examples of work
Y7: SWAT Geography Challenge finalists
Bechan W-D - PDF
Oscar D - PDF
Abby H - PDF

Y12 Young Geographer of the Year winner
Daniel V
essay - PDF

Y7 - What is Geography?
Y7 - Xeriscaping Leaflet
Y8 - Earth in 50 Million Years

Useful links
A Different View: A manifesto from the Geographical Association


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