Geography is a very popular subject here at Hitchin Boys' School. The modern geography syllabus is very contemporary with a balanced mixture of human geography and physical geography modules. Details of which modules are taught when for KeyStages 3, 4 and 5 can be found at the beginning of each year group page.
Although students are taught about a wide range of diverse places, events and processes there is a core set of skills that are developed throughout Key Stage 3 that ensures students have the ability to reach their potential when studying external examinations at GCSE and A-Level. These skills are recognised by employers and include the ability to describe, explain, compare, contrast, collect, interpret and analyse data, formulate their own opinions and problem solve.
We hope students find geography informative and enjoyable. To help us achieve this we offer students a range of fieldcourse opportunities such as trips to Barton Hills National Nature Reserve in Year 8, the Jurassic Coast for GCSE and the Lake District for A-Level. The department has also run two very successful trips to Iceland in 2008 and 2010. In 2012 we are off to China with 62 enthusiastic GCSE and A-Level students.
Mr P. Dawson (Head of Department)
Mrs E. Christou (Year 10 Tutor)
Mr D. Streets (Assistant Head KS3)
Miss H. Bartlett (Year 9 Tutor)
Mr D. Kelly (Year 11 Tutor)
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