In line with the rest of the school, we expect students to come properly dressed and equipped for the lesson. We also expect students to arrive in the right frame of mind to allow learning to take place. A positive attitude is essential.
Geography is a topical and interesting subject that often relates to something that has happened in the news whether it is the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004, Hurricane Katrina of August 2005 or the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011. We would hope therefore, that students, especially older ones who are following exam courses, would keep up to date with events that are going on around them. Try to watch the news or read relevant newspapers to stay in touch.
Equipment needed in class will obviously include pens, pencils etc but occasionally students may require scissors, erasers, colouring pencils, highlighting pens, rulers, compasses. Felt-tipped pens are occasionally allowed but colouring pencils are preferred for shading. Some of these items are available in class but it is preferable that students have their own.
If there is a computer at home, we hope that it will be used regularly (especially the Internet) for research and for good presentation of work.
When using exercise books we expect:
- All work to be presented to a high standard
- The book to be covered suitably and looked after throughout the year. It must be brought to each lesson and handed in for marking when requested.
- All work to have a title and the title to be underlined.
- All questions to be answered in full sentences
- New pieces of work to be started on clean pages in the book