Geography at Dulwich equips students with the knowledge and skills to explore the most pressing contemporary environmental and social problems.
The department prides itself on offering excellent teaching that is academically stimulating, forward-looking and innovative.
Many teachers in the department are engaged in their own academic projects and students are taught by genuine subject experts. The department has strong links with top UK universities and is at the forefront of training new geography teachers into the profession.
Our approach to teaching encourages students to think way beyond the exam syllabuses and explore issues that do not have straightforward answers. To this end, our thriving subject societies in the Lower School and Upper School encourage students to develop their own geographical interests. These societies are excellent preparation for Oxbridge, and other top universities, as well as enabling pupils to cultivate a genuine love for the discipline and a curiously about the world.
Fieldwork is also key to our departmental heritage and contemporary approach. Work in the classroom is supplemented by field trips (Brighton and Dorset). Recent expeditions have taken place to Slovenia, Sicily and Cuba.
The department expects many A Level student to continue to study Geography at university. For those students not choosing to study Geography at university, the discipline is a highly regarded for conferring a wealth of transferable skills.
Topics studied at GCSE (AQA, 8035) include:
- Coastal landscapes
- Glacial landscapes
- Ecosystems and rainforests
- Urban issues and challenges
- The UK in the changing economic world
- Natural hazards and climate change
- Resource management
Topics at A Level (Cambridge International, 9696) include:
- Settlement dynamics
- Hydrology and fluvial geomorphology
- Atmosphere and weather
- Rocks and weathering
- Economic transition
- Global interdependence
- Coastal environments
- Arid environments