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Mr J Kevan - Head of Department

Welcome to the Geography Department

"Geography is the study of the earths landscapes, people, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live"

At Altrincham College, our dedicated Geography department aims to:

  • Stimulate an interest in the wider world,
  • Encourage learners to ask questions and think for themselves
  • Provide enjoyable Geography lessons
  • Create a lifelong interest in Geography

The Geography Department is passionate about the teaching and learning of Geography and so we have designed a curriculum which is current, interesting and will engage the next generation in Geographical issues. The course helps to provide a knowledge and understanding of the major issues and allows students to develop their own ideas and responses to them. Geographical thinking includes relating the near and far, the physical and human, people and environments and the economic and social. Geographical insights also come from tension between universal and specific: natural and human processes play out differently from place to place and geography recognises that this really matters!

Meet the Geography Department

The department team consists of four members of staff. These are:

Name Title
Mr J Kevan Head of Department
Mr S Hughes Teacher of Geography, Head of Learning Year 10
Mr S Nelson Teacher of Geography
Mrs C Hardy Teacher of Geography

Extra-curricular activities are carried out to reinforce learning and encourage students to understand issues and processes studied in the classroom. It also helps students to appreciate how complex the world is. This is an important part of GCSE and A Level courses.

The links provide further details about studying Geography at each Key Stage