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The Coopers' Company and Coborn School

Geography

Welcome to the Geography Department

Challenging, but enjoyable learning is at the heart of our approach in Geography. Enquiry learning – investigating questions, scenarios and problems – is a great way to help students understand the world we live in. Lessons are active and we make use of ICT regularly to keep learning as up-to-date as possible. Students love using Google Earth for instance.

Geography at Coopers’ Coborn enables pupils to develop powerful knowledge, understanding and skills. This enables our students to comprehend the connections between themselves, humanity, and with the planet on which we depend. By giving our pupils the opportunity to think geographically about the past and present, they are given the best education to be able to make decisions regarding possible futures.

There are three full-time teachers and one who is part-time and we are all passionate about Geography! We love to enthuse our students as they develop their knowledge, skills and understanding. We have four specialist rooms, including one ICT suite. All our rooms have interactive whiteboards, DVD players and plentiful text books. They are great places to learn and are surrounded by displays that celebrate students’ work.

Here at The Coopers’ Company and Coborn School we take every opportunity to take students out of school on field trips including UK residential visits to Exmoor for Year 9 and the Lake District for A Level students, and one day visits to Walton-on-the-Naze for GCSE and the Royal Geographical Society for A Level. Geography teachers also lead trips overseas for awe and wonder purposes. Next on the list is Naples for Year 13 and Iceland for Year 11!

With excellent exam results at GCSE and A Level, many students opt for Geography at KS4 and 5 making it one of the most popular option subjects in the school.

External Links

The websites of the following Geographical organisations provide access to a range of geographical material and topic/news updates;

The Coopers Company and Coborn School Facebook page.

The Royal Geographical Society - It is possible to become a junior member of the RGS.

Great fun can be had discovering the world on your doorstep with Mission Explore

Getting to grips with Ordnance Survey map skills is made easy with OS Mapzone

Smartphone Apps

FieldTrip GB is a fantastic app for collecting and locating data that can then be displayed on Google Earth. We highly recommend students download this free app if they have a smart phone.