The study of geography is about more than memorising places on a map. It is about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exist across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.
At Dolphin School, the aim is to ensure that Geography lessons encourage pupils to think globally. We address real life issues that are both topical and of vital importance. Our curriculum promotes the development of analytical skills; pupils will study the geographies of hazardscapes and health as well as considering how geographical realities fuel conflicts.
All lessons are differentiated, and pupil-based activities are central to our ethos. The Department offers a wide range of opportunities for experiential learning. Trips range from outings to local allotments to consider seasonality, to Kew Gardens to reflect on biodiversity and further afield to Dorset, Wales and the Alps to see, first hand, exciting physical processes.
From the earliest days in the Forest School Nursery to the academic rigour of Common Entrance, pupil confidence is nurtured in a supportive environment which celebrates both effort and achievement.
To study geography is to truly become a global citizen; one who is excited by the complexity and variety of our world.
Alice Spelman, Head of Geography