The study of Geography involves grasping an ever-changing world in an integrated way. It means getting to the heart of environmental and human problems from a local to a global scale. It encompasses themes vital to today's world: the working of the Earth's natural systems, the increasingly problematic interaction between people and the physical environment, nature of human social organisation with all its inequalities, the development gap and the role of economic and political power on regional and global decision making.
Studying Geography gives you skills for life, whatever career you opt for later. You will learn to identify problems, analyse data and suggest solutions. In today's `information age', the ability to sieve large quantities of information, selecting the salient points quickly and critically, is highly valued.
The aim of the Geography curriculum at St Catherine’s is to educate pupils of their role as global citizens, to explore their values and responsibilities to other people, the environment and the sustainability of the planet. It is interesting, challenging, and progressive and covers a broad range of contemporary issues such as the Geography of Disease, Energy Conflict and Climate Change.
Pupils are encouraged to think and study independently through field work enquiry, decision making, debate and research in order to understand the complexity of the problems we face in the century.