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Severn Vale Geography Department
What is Geography?
Geography is concerned with the study of places; the human and physical processes that shape them and the people who live in them. It helps pupils make sense of their surroundings and understand the wider world and there place in it.


Our aim

At Severn Vale, we want to encourage our students to think of environments from the local to the global. Students should also be integrating issues such as globalisation, sustainability and citizenship when studying Geography, alongside numeracy, ICT and literacy. Our subject enables students to become citizens for the 21st century equipped with skills, knowledge and understanding for their time at Severn Vale and beyond.

Our methods of teaching - thinking skills, independent learning activities, ICT, use of media, amongst many others should appeal to a variety of learning styles and produce Geography lessons which are engaging and challenging.


Who are we?

Mr Mark Thompson - Subject Leader.
Mark Joined Severn Vale last year in 2003. He has taken on the role of Subject leader in 2004. His previous experience in outdoor education is of benefit to the school particularly with fieldtrips from a school on the Gloucester border.

Mr Andrew Bolton
Andrew has been in the department since 1986. His input has meant that the department has taken on-board new initiatives in the subject and as a result the department has progressed. He was previously subject leader but has now taken on more whole school responsibilities - Examinations Officer, cover and global education.

Mr Barry Hockaday
Barry has joined us this year 2004. He had previous been working in several different schools around the South West. Barry also has experience from the outdoor education sector and will be a great benefit to alternative programs of study run at the school

Mr Shaun Lunun

Also new to the school this year, Shaun mainly teaches in the History department but takes classes in Geography with Year 9.

MT 27th Feb