Geography

Geography

The sustainability of planet earth is vital and embracing the knowledge of how the earth has evolved and the legacy that students can create is one of the key reason for studying Geography.

Geography at Battle is sited in the oldest part of the school, an atmospheric vaulted room creating a unique sense of place. Our aim is to  provide a holistic, physical and virtual resource base for Geography students to use.

The department is comprised of Mr Malewicz and Mrs Carey totaling 40 some years’ experience at the school between them. Mr Malewicz focuses on the learning for A Level Geographers; applying theory into practice and preparing students for real world implementation. Mrs Carey is a dedicated full-time member of staff for Key Stage 3 and 4, her care for the well-being of our lower school pupils reflects the traditional nurturing ethos of our school.

The department ethos empowers our students to act and think responsibly; nurturing independence of mind through research and enquiry and urging students to recognise the consequences of our actions upon the natural and human world.

The world today is an integral part of teaching within the department. We endeavour to keep Geography vibrant and reflective of contemporary issues. Field expeditions occur on and offsite be it the school grounds, in Battle, in 1066 country or on the South Downs National Park.

The department believes in preparing our students for the outside world, where geography offers strong transferable skills appreciated by most, if not all, Universities.

A Level students have on many occasions moved on to Russell group universities and become successful industry and business professionals, and more importantly take with them a sustainable and humanistic perception of our planet and its resources.