Summer 2019 Tanzania Expedition

Following the success of this summer’s expedition it is very exciting to be offering our Year 10, ...

Press Release GCSE Summer 2017

At Therfield we are, once again, very pleased with our students’ results in the more challenging G...

Press Release A Level Exams 2017

We are delighted with this year’s A Level results, all the more considering the increased level of...

DT Workshop – Curriculum Enrichment Days (July 2017)

On Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th July, the Year 7 cohort collaborated in a one day ‘DT Workshop’ wh...


With Mark Hayward   A group of Therfield young ladies and mothers completed a safety awareness c...

  • Summer 2019 Tanzania Expedition

  • Press Release GCSE Summer 2017

  • Press Release A Level Exams 2017

  • DT Workshop – Curriculum Enrichment Days (July 2017)


At Therfield we believe that the whole curriculum interlinks, connects and relates to geographical concepts and ideas. Knowing where countries and oceans are on a map is important, but geography is much more than the answers to trivia questions. Having the ability to geographically analyse allows us to understand the world in which we live. Pupils develop an understanding of the interaction between the physical and human environment enabling them to become responsible citizens in an increasingly global society.

The world is constantly changing. There is always new research to explore: new nation-states are created, natural disasters strike populated areas, the world’s climate changes. Pupils are encouraged to use personal experiences to add interest and relevance to their work and become passionate investigators and explorers into how the world works and the impact humans are having on it.

Pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding develop alongside their thinking skills, allowing them to expand ideas and form opinions. Pupils participate actively in their learning; their enthusiasm and individuality is valued and they are given opportunities to complete tasks in ways that suit their learning styles and the department encourages and supports the use of a range of technology for individual, group and class research.

Geography is the study of the way the world works and as such, it is uniquely diverse and integrative.

We are very passionate here at Therfield about creating the leaders of tomorrow and Geography is the perfect subject for them to study throughout their school careers. The Royal Geographical Association sums this up perfectly when they say ‘Employers want people who can ask questions – and then go out and find the answers’. We aim to give the students at Therfield the opportunity and ability to go and find the answers to the biggest questions in today’s society.

The department is successful at Key Stage 4 with over 24% of our students gaining an A*-A grade in 2016. In Key Stage 5 the department has a strong history of success with on average (2012 to 2016) 25% of students gaining at least a B grade at AS Level and 37% of students gaining an A*-B at A Level. All students achieve well with the department in relation to their ability and we are committed to improving these results even further as we move into the future.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mr Peter Cowlin, the Subject Leader for Geography, either by email on [email protected] or by contacting the school office via phone on 01372818123.

For an overview of the curriculum please click one of the headings below: