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 the reason for studying geography.
Geography at Battle is sited within the oldest part of the school, an atmospheric vaulted room creating a unique sense of place which we call the Geo zone. Our aim is to endeavour in providing a holistic, physical and virtual resource base for all practical and teaching applications.
The department staff is comprised of Mr R. Malewicz and Mrs A Carey totalling 40 years’ experience at the school. Mr Malewicz focuses on the learning for advanced level geographers; applying theory into practice, encompassing exemplar resource with real time events and preparing students for real world implementation, evolving a student’s geo perspective. Skills gained are directed to their aspiration for university and industry.
Mrs Ann Carey is a dedicated full-time member of staff for key stage three and four, her care for the well-being of our lower school pupils reflects the traditional nurturing ethos of our school.
Within the department, contemporary issues play an important role, delivering geography as a catalyst for opening minds in the lower school and providing an explorative hub for the sixth form.
The department ethos embraces the responsibility, independence and liberty of our students; taking actions that work for the needs of yourself but also for our world community; nurturing independence of mind to support research and enquiry for a balanced student perspective of topics studied; and using the freedom of choice 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 contemporary issues providing a catalyst for the lower school and providing an explorative hub in the senior groups.
We endeavour to keep our domain vibrant and reflective of the natural and human world today, using strong interaction with student-based activities, making for a strong fraternity and identity within the school. Contemporary issues play an important role providing a catalyst for opening minds and an explorative hub from which our students may evolve there understanding of the world today.
Field expeditions occur on and offsite in our convenient local environment, whether the school grounds, Battle, 1066 country or the south downs national park.
The department believes in preparing our students for the outside world, where geography offers strong credentials in supporting such aspiration.
Advanced level students have on many occasions moved on to Russell group universities and to become successful leaders/professionals of industry, always hoping they move onwards with a sustainable and humanistic perception of our planet.