At Sompting Abbotts the study of Geography aims to widen pupils’horizons and encourage seeking of a greater understanding of the environment and community both locally and globally. Geography is learnt through practicing geographical skills, and the study of places and themes. Sompting Abbotts stunning grounds provide opportunities to take Geography into the outside classroom regularly, and we conduct fieldwork including microclimate studies, A27 traffic investigations and surveys of rock types and weathering processes, all from within our school grounds. We also like to venture further for geography fieldwork, and trips to Shoreham power station, Brighton and Shoreham beaches and the Cuckmere valley are some of the opportunities we offer. Geography provides opportunities to learn through a variety of mediums and ICT is used regularly for investigative learning and the production of graphs, charts, and PowerPoint presentations. Pupils are able to take a hands on approach to learning in Geography, and become very competent at inquiry, discussion and mapping skills.
In Key Stage 2 we use elements of the National Curriculum to give pupils a taste of the topics that will follow in Key Stage 3. This lays a foundation of understanding for them for their progression further up the school, and as a result, we have a lot of success in the Common Entrance and Common Academic Scholarship examinations.