Geography at Colston's is a thriving subject. As a department, we take full advantage of the fantastic school grounds and integrate local field work into our studies at Key Stage 3.
In the first three years pupils have three 35 minute lessons. They follow a course designed by the department which addresses important issues like world Aids and local crime as well as the more traditional aspects such as mapwork skills and locational geography.
In the GCSE years, students who have chosen the subject will have four 35 minute periods a week. As well as studying six topics they will also attend three field trips and produce an assessed piece of coursework. With a large ICT component and good results this is proving to be a popular choice for Year 10 and 11 students.
At sixth form level we follow the Edexcel A course. Students are taught 8 periods a week by two staff in the department. There is a residential field course in the spring of Year 12 which covers both physical and human geography. Topics covered during the two years include: tectonics, rivers, coasts, population, and development.