The central aim of the Geography Department is to make the study of Geography relevant and worthwhile to the learners. It is important that links are made to up-to-date events and that learners can visualise and see what is happening in the world around them. Geography can be linked to many natural phenomena in the world today, such as earthquakes, floods, lunar eclipses and environmental issues just to name a few.
Teachers in the Geography Department feel it is important to continually refer to current affairs, be it in newspapers, magazines, the Internet or on television. This increases and highlights the awareness of what is happening in the learnersâ€™ own environment and on a global scale too.
Another aim of the Geography Department is to develop certain basic skills such as maths, writing, reading and speaking. In the senior standards, the learners need to interpret and express their own opinion in a convincing way. Learners are also taught the basic IT skills through projects and class exercises, to equip them for life after school and keep them abreast of rapidly growing technology. Interest in Geography is always well maintained through the numerous excursions offered and interesting projects set.
Field studies are also an integral part of the Geography syllabus and help learners to understand and evaluate the theory covered in the classroom.
Why study Geography? It can be a stepping-stone for further studies in various fields such as Biogeography, Climatology, Environmental Management, Urban Geography, climate change issues, soil erosion and land degradation, Geomorphology and Disaster Risk Management. There are many interesting and exciting options one can take after studying Geography.