On Tuesday 11th July and Wednesday 12th July our Year 10 and 12 Geography students visited different sites along The River Chess to explore the changing characteristics of the river and different areas of St Alban’s Centre to study changing land use. Despite the rain on Tuesday the student’s all did a fantastic job of collecting data using a range of methods that they will be tested on in their Geography GCSE next summer.
After school on Tuesday 27th June the Geography Department hosted the Year 7 and 8 World Wise Week Geography quiz where over 30 students battled it out to become St Joan of Arc Geography champions! A huge congratulations to the winning teams:
Year 7: Cristina Gonzalez, Jenna Campbell Byrne, Ruby Beck and Gellian Legaspi.
Year 8: Gianluca Hill, Sebastian Bond, Sean Gubatanga, Matthew Huertas and Russell Coleman
Here are some photos of the Geography Department’s recent trip to the West Coast of America from 11th-17th February. As you will see from the photos, The Students, Mr Kelly and Miss Kara all had an amazing time, saw some jaw-dropping sights, learned lots and sampled some truly American culture!
The trip covered over 1,600km and we travelled through three US states, visiting San Francisco, Death Valley, Las Vegas, The Grand Canyon and finally onto Phoenix. It was quite the Epic Road Trip!
We really did have a superb experience and we have some wonderful memories that will remain with us a long time!
We have had a great few days so far in The USA enjoying the sights of San Francisco, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Twin Peaks. We were all amazed at how stunning this city is and we want to stay longer!
Today we are travelling to Death Valley and the next step of our road trip will begin!
Here is a good image showing the extent of the recent floods in Canada this week
The Geography Department have set up a new Blog, specifically for students in GCSE, AS and A2. The Blog has been designed to enable our students to make the most of their studies, to share links and to truly deepen their understanding of the contemporary case-studies, theories and concepts studied on their courses. We will also share Geography Deppartment news, keeping both students and Parents/Carers informed.
Visit the Blog for more Information: http://joageog.wordpress.com/