Studying geography at St Michael’s Prep will help your child develop an informed concern for our world, and in particular the local environment, whilst recognising the impact of current events on a global scale.
The skills your child will learn as they study tectonic activity, weather and climate, geomorphology, economic development, sustainability and tourism, will help them across the whole curriculum: ICT skills; data collection and analysis and creating and giving presentations. There is a strong emphasis on enquiry skills and on investigating relevant and current issues; fieldwork underpins their work in the classroom.
Geography is an essential component in preparing young people for life in the twenty-first century; it has its basis on the interaction between people and places. As our world changes ever more rapidly, and challenges to the environment multiply, a knowledge and understanding of our world and geography is becoming more important in our daily lives.